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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad

Today, 18 December 2013, would have been my Dad's 85th birthday!  The reason for the gray is that was his favorite color.  He was born in Minneapolis, MN, the only child of Olga Andersen Black and Albert Gain Black. He died on 17 September 2009 due  kidney problems.  He is survived by his wife, Agnes McKenna Black, his eight children and multiple grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Jennifer Amber Black. He is sorely missed- and I freely admit that I am a Daddy's girl!


16May 1970- my First Communion

Mater and Pater

20 May 1984- my college graduation dinner at home

Dad showing his serious side

My Army commissioning- May 1984

Dad made a great horse

Christmas 1962

Norwegian Cruise Line 1999

14 comments:

stellaroselong said...

Thank you for sharing those wonderful picture of your daddy and momma. I am so so blessed that I still have my mom and dad, but my dad also just turned 80 and is contending with kidney and heart issues. It is very worrisome and heartbreaking to me. I can feel all your love in each picture.
Hugs
Stella Rose'Momma

Kat said...

Happy birthday to your dad. He seems like he was a wonderful man and very well loved!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad. He must have been a very SPECIAL fellow. I love his sense of humor.
Thank you for sharing these Beautiful Memories with us.
You may be a Daddy's girrrrl butt you really look like your mom.

harrispen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad. I just saw that your mom was a McKenna and Charlie's first cousins are McKenna's too. Maybe you two are related somehow. BTW you look so much like your mom (and that is a compliment because she is beautiful).

Love to all,

Cindy

Molly The Wally said...

Happy birthday to a much loved and cherished daddy. Hug him and love him because he deserves it but you know that already.
best wishes Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Birthday to your Pops
Lily

Susie and Sidebite said...

Boy it's great to look back at the wonderful times with ones parents!

The Mad Scots

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is a very beautiful tribute. We see lots of love in each photo.
Your dad and moms memory lives forever- and thank you for sharing it with us.
love
tweedles

Lovable Lily said...

Those are beautiful memories of your Dad!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Marilia Bavaresco said...

So beautiful tribute!

Dolly theDoxie said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of your dad with us. We are sure you still miss him lots but you had for a long time too. Love Dolly

Caren Gittleman said...

sending you (((hugs))) I lost my Dad in 2001 so I know how you feel

speedyrabbit said...

Happy Birthday to your dad,and merry christmas,xx Speedy

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Merry Christmas!!

Hope Santa paws was very good to you today.

♥♥♥Mona, Prissy & Angel Weenie