His laugh filled whatever space he occupied and you could always find him by looking for the largest group of people drinking the most booze and having the most fun. A connection? Perhaps.
|My Irish Aunts and uncles, the largest group of people drinking the most booze and having the most fun|
The ol' man was a stereotypical Irish Catholic cop from the east side of Madison with a sibling for every day of the week. He belonged to more clubs and organizations than I knew existed (Eagles, Elks, American Legion, VFW, Gun Club, Grieg Club, Army Reserve, Bowling League, Irish Dancing, County Board). When I was a kid I assumed he belonged to everything.
|Here holding the cherished wedge of honor|
He was loving and lovable, neighborly, accommodating, ethical, hard-working, affable, fun, energetic and forever taking photos.
A late Happy Birthday and an early Fat Tuesday dad, I remember when you won that wedge of cheese in our Fantasy Football League. Always a winner, this week's Say Cheese! remembers my dad, Clarence Francis Olson, a total cheeseball.
Sounds as if you had a great dad!ReplyDelete
No question about it, Fi. Hope you're feeling better and don't make yourself sicker on your shoot.Delete
Nice. It's a hard anniversary, but nice things to remember!ReplyDelete
It's hard but happy, Lydia.Delete
What a nice post and tribute to your dad he sounded like a really nice man and well loved.ReplyDelete
I smiled at the happy group photo and your description heheh!
Have a cheesetastic week :-)
Thanks Stevarino, he was the guy you wanted at your party. They are a lively bunch for sure.Delete
Your post about your dad made me think of my dad. He belonged to everything too. There were no strangers to my dad, he talked to everyone. Thanks for bringing up such great memories! Happy birthday to your dad.ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful tribute to your Dad, he sounds like he was quite the character!ReplyDelete
Your dad looks like a love and definitely also like an Irish cop (or PI, because we’re watchin a Netflix called Republic of Doyle and the father in the pair of private detectives looks a lot like the pic of your handsome dad holding his reward (it’s set in Newfoundland, but I love that actor so much that I looked him up on Wiki and yup he’s Irish. ). Anyway, so my post is texactky cheesy unless maybe the horses are eating cheese out of those buckets. Or if you count that I bought cheese at the store after I looked at the Eagles. Or if you count this comment which is cheesy. Or the fact that I keep linking up inappropriately. Thanks for letting me in. And for sharing your memories (which are actually pretty darn wonderful!)ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to your father in heaven. I'm sure he's in charge of the bar there. Good for him. You had a great father.ReplyDelete
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Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥
What a wonderful way to honor him and share about his passion and zeal with others! Thank you for hosting!ReplyDelete
Can tell you love your dad to pieces and you miss him. This post is a fun tribute to him. The treasure is that you had the experience and memory of a great dad!ReplyDelete
I did, and was lucky enough to spend some quality time with him at the end. I've got lots of memories, J.Delete
Happy birthday to your father in heaven! He sounds exactly like my Dad and I'm sure they are friends up there!ReplyDelete
Thank you,Pat. It wouldn't surprise me if they were!Delete
Sounds like your Dad was a real gem #TwinklyTuesdayReplyDelete
Hi Fi, I wish you had comments enabled for that last post. You have daffodils already? Dang, your snowy video is out of a fairy tale. Sorry to hear about your floppy friends but things are looking new and exciting on the farm. I don't think we'll hit 59˚F here but the way the weather dude is talking it's going to feel like spring.Delete
Happy Birthday to him and I know he is looking down on you and smiling. Blessings to you and your family. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.ReplyDelete
I think he's too busy bowling and eating BeerNuts to be looking down, Patrick.Delete
Wow! What a fun guy!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your visit and comment on my post - Yes, the Spirea does have a wonderful aroma.
Have a great day!
He was always good for a story and a larf, Lea. I kind of feel as if he's here watching college basketball with me.Delete
That's the one I can never remember, it might be my fav because who would guess such a heavenly smell comes from such an unassuming flower.
I loved 'meeting' your dad...so glad you shared him with us.ReplyDelete
Thank you Rose, that's kind of you to say.Delete
Happy Birthday to your dad.ReplyDelete
Sure glad to learn about him
I also took part in wordless Wednesday and other fun things.
If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee.
I just did, but can I bother you for a cuppa tea, drop of milk?Delete
My dad is still living, but getting older with health problems. Nothing like a dad/daughter relationship. Thanks for linking up today.ReplyDelete
That's for sure, I wish your father the best, Michelle.Delete
I'm so happy for you that you have wonderful memories of your dad and his sense of humor! Thanks for sharing him with us. Thank you for linking up to My Corner of the World!ReplyDelete
I am too, Betty, are you doing fall right now?Delete
Happy birthday to your dad! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kelleyn, hope you and the gang have a wonderful week.Delete
It´s wonderful, to had such an wonderful Dad.ReplyDelete
I am shure, he is in sky now !
Warm regards from germany.
I am the first one here and send a post to your linkpary!
Thanks for linking
Thank you, Jutta, I'm sure he'd smile at the greetings from Germany. I love your bird icon.Delete
lucky you to have a cool Dad who did his thing. Taught you to do your own thing too. Wish I'd known him.ReplyDelete
He certainly did and I honestly can't remember all of them. I suppose someone did, for a conservative he was pretty anti establishment. I wish you had too.Delete