Monday, June 20, 2011

Daddies' Day 2011, Part Deux

So what if it's the day after Fathers' Day.  I just saw a couple of pics posted on the Facebook that are too good not to share -- especially in context of fatherhood and stuff.

This one was taken in the late 40s/early 50s in the Arkansas delta.  On the far right is my paternal grandfather; others in the photo are his cousin and three of his brothers.  The cousin who posted the picture is taking a day trip next week with her mother and brother to meet up with another cousin in hopes of getting her hands on the "Claytons' Hunting Club" sign.  Her grandfather is pictured, too, on the far left.  He actually passed away after a heart attack at that very Hunt Club.  I hope she's successful!

This one was taken as the nice Altar Guild ladies opened the doors at the church for baby daughter and her daddy to stroll down the aisle.  He looks like he kinda likes her, doesn't he?  The wedding photographer posted it on Baby Daughter's page as a Fathers' Day greeting to Pepper!  Wasn't that sweet!

I can't wait to see the rest!


  1. The first photo was interesting with the sienna colors. But the second photo was perfect - I love the looks for each other and the dress is gorgeous. I have a similar photo of Toby walking Jesse's friend, Lindz, part way down the aisle. Her daddy was a bit of an ass and refused to come to the wedding over some little thang that didn't go his way. So the men of our church, who have been more of a father to her anyway, each took a turn walking her part way down the aisle.

  2. That's the wonderful thing about church communities, Lou. The "family" aspect. Thank you for your kind words!

  3. I am gathering a pile of family stuff to deliver to whomever it should go to...more pics to come.

    Love the wedding picture... a real slice-of-life-never-to-be-regained moment!

  4. Both pics are good but the wedding pic is GREAT.