Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy memories on Fathers Day

It's Fathers Day today in the UK
and it's the first one since my Dad passed away, 
so it's something of a sad day for me.
My friend Sabrina suggested remembering something 
nice about him might help.

(Hope, my Dad and Mr Johnson)
I have this picture on my workdesk, so I can see it
when I'm arting.  It makes me smile.
This is my Dad, with 'Mr Johnson' stuck onto his forehead.
('Mr Johnson' was a character in an advertisement on the tv. He was the long suffering neighbour of some children 
whose balls/toys etc kept on going over the fence into his garden.  The final shot is of Mr Johnson coming to the door 
with a suction ended arrow stuck to the 
middle of his forehead.
Goodness knows what it was advertising!)

Hence my Dad stuck Mr Johnson to his forehead for Hope's 
amusement.  She doesn't look so sure!


Remembering my Dad on Fathers Day.


XXX

21 comments:

MaygreenFairies said...

Aahh that's a lovely story. Hugs, Mandy x

Ann's Art said...

What a lovely memory. I understand why you needed to do this today of all days.....feel the same too! Thanks for sharing this...ann.

aquariann said...

Fun memory and lovely way to remember your dad on Father's Day.

Monica said...

What a fun story and photo to recall such a delightful story. it is good to recall happy times together and to laugh about all things that were such issues when growing up.

See you in three weeks as we are off to northern California for NASCAR and the the vineyard of Sonoma and Mendocino. Escaping the blistering heat will be a great relief. Will try to drop in when ever we have a connection.

June said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. What a lovely story for you to be able to pass on to future generations and have the photo to prove it. I hope today was one full of memories of the happy times you had although it must have been tinged with sadness.
June

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a fun memory and your picture is really a treasure!! It's made me smile today too--THANKS for that!!

I hope you've had an enjoyable day!

SusieJ said...

It's my first Father's Day without my Dad too so I know how you're feeling Joanna. Great story and photo to remember your Dad by.
I've done a LO - the journalling will be in the form of a letter to him telling him what has happened since last October and why and how much I miss him.
Hugs xx

Jewels said...

Heh Jo - its tough losing someone you love - but it is wonderful to have good memories...I can just imagine you glancing up at that photo now and then and thinking what a wonderful man your Dad was (and still is) and how much you miss him. Fathers Day is a special time to celebrate....

Scrappy Grams said...

fun memory, lovely tribute to your dad
bless you and all who are missing their dads today.

Miss Iowa said...

That is so cute! Don't you just love how silly some guys can be when they get around kids? This post was a great way to remember and honor your dad.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

xoxoxoox sorry this is your first father's day without him, Joanna. I think remembering good & funny times with him is a wonderful thing to do.
hugs from lenna

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Such a sweet picture of your dad and dear daughter. Keep thinking those happy thoughts and remembering those JOY-filled memories.
hugs to you, dear Jo!

Susan Allan said...

I know how you are feeling, Jo. It is the third for me. I see him everywhere in the streets. Men of his age often dress in the same way.
Have a good week.
Sue xxx

Susan T said...

A big hug from here Jo, keep holding those happy memories to your heart.

Sue xx

Virginia said...

A fun memory on a difficult day - sending you all my love and know that no matter where you might seem to be now, he will always be at your side!

Hugs

Carmen said...

What a fantastic memory of your dad. I know how you feel Jo, tomorrow is the anniversary of Mum going. I can hardly believe how fast the years are going by. It explains my moods of late though. You are doing the best thing - remembering and recording all those amazing memories.

Sending you a big hug x xx

craftattack said...

Lovely pic of Hope and your Dad, and nice that you have good memories of him to treasure! Hugs, Valerie

June said...

Just noticed that you mentioned taking your daughter to the Tracey Emin exhibition and she's 14 - she may be a bit too young for it, I would say 16 should be about the right age. Hope this helps you to decide?
June

Joni James said...

What a sweet photo. I'm sure he's thinking of you too!

bad penny said...

Lovely photo & memory Jo.
I remember the advert ... I think it was based on a film called
'Dennis' with Walter Mattau as a grumpy old man & his relationship with the kid next door - well worth a watch. Joan Ploughright plays his wfe.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love this wonderful memory!