Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Dad

I've been thinking about my Dad today.

It's not a totally unusual thing, as I do tend to think of him at some point during each day, but today I was really thinking about him. 

I have baby pictures of him that I have framed.  I may have talked about them before, but I don't recall zooming in on each photo.

Even if I have talked about these photos before it bears repeating.  They are just so darned cute.

We've got maybe a dozen photos of my Dad as a kid, of course I'm guessing at the number exactly.  I know for sure we have these four photos of him when he's about four years old.

I made copies of them,  ordered frames and had a friend of mine get them all perfectly set in the frames.  He was a professional and I was having trouble.  I've since gotten better, but not much.

I gave one of these to each of my sisters and one to my Dad. 

The very best part is this exact look on his face.  It's the same one he still gives all of us. 

I crack up every time I look at this smirk.

He even has a little sound that goes with this look.  It's sort of a laugh, but it's an under his breath kind of I-can't-believe-you-just-said-that kind of laugh.

I wonder if the person taking the photo pulled out a pink bunny or something and my Dad, a farm boy kid, gave this look saying to himself, "There is no way I'm going to smile at that thing!"

The last time I went home my Mom gave me this key hook.  I remember it hanging in our little information center when I was growing up, but I didn't remember that it was something that I made.

...and yes, I do realize that it's insanely crude.  No paint, no glitter, no nothing.  This was before the days of glitter glue!

If you look between my 16 year old self and my boyfriend at the time, you will see some keys hanging.  I know that they are hanging on this key holder and it might be obvious now that it's been pointed out that it is the same key holder.

The funniest part of the key is the back.

Happy Fathers Day
To my pretty dad.  Awwww.

at the very top it says "form Kristin Corlett" :)

I think I'd better call my Dad tomorrow.

Hope you have a great day!


Ruth Ann said...

I LOVE old photos! And sometimes I buy random old photos off of Etsy and frame them in my house! lol I'm weird like that! I'll blog about it sometime. Those photos of your dad are soo cute! The last one though reminds me of the little boy from the movie "Pet Cemetery!" lol You know that cute little blonde boy!

Kirby3131 said...

Oh Ruth Ann, I could never, will never and cannot ever watch Pet Cemetery. So I don't have a clue about the little blonde boy LOL

I know lots of people that buy antique family photos. I have a little stack as well. I can't remember the exact phrase or the exact person but someone I know says that they buy their ancestors at antique stores. LOL

jennifer said...

This may be one of my all time favorite Kristin posts. It was wonderful. You look a LOT like your Dad.

If you don't like scary movies you won't like Pet Cemetery at all. I read the book (funny how I was once able to read scary books but never have I been able to watch scary movies) so I thought I just HAD to watch the movie. Big mistake.

Have a wonderful evening!

Ann in the UP said...

The child is father to the man. It is funny that you recognize that same expression on your dad's face even now!

He was very cute, and you were a darling high school girl, too!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Your dad was just about the cutest little boy I've EVER seen! No - - - I MEAN it!!! Those looks he's giving the camera - - - all charm.

And that 16 year old little Kristin - - - oooo la la!!!

Marla said...

I LOVE this post!! The photos are absolutely darling and how cool you have the keyholder now. Love it!

Mrs4444 said...

That's really cute. I love how kids feel they have to put their full names on Mothers Day/Fathers Day gifts sometimes. It cracks me up.

And your dad's little self--What a cutie pie!!

Debby said...

Such a sweet post. The pictures of your dad are precious. What a cutie pie. How sweet to get them framed and given as gifts. Love the key hook with the sweet little note and how sweet that your parents used it. Hope all is well with your dad. Have a great weekend.