Happy Father's Day Dad!!
This is a picture drawn by a street merchant in Italy in about 1940 - somewhere along that line. My Dad was overseas during the war and I have always loved this picture of him.
My Dad - whose real name is John Smith - really, was about as perfect a dad as anyone could have. He always worked so hard to provide for us so that Mother could be a stay at home Mom.
He made the best gravy for breakfast anytime we had breakfast. Mom always cooked a big breakfast for us four girls and Dad but alot of times we had breakfast for supper. And Dad always made the gravy.
My Dad's company folded when he was in his early fifties. We had no idea what he would do but he started "junking". He bought scrap metal and resold it. He also started at that point in buying and reselling antiques.
At one point, he and my uncle owned an antique red firetruck!
He helped me learn to appreciate the beauty and value of vintage dishes. I had surgery once and instead of flowers in a vase, I got flowers in a Depression Glass cookie jar which started my collection of Amber Madrid Depression Glass.
I have so many treasures and precious memories of my Dad and miss him so even after all of these years.
Enjoy your Dad if you still have him here on this earth and if not, treasure your memories.