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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to my daddy



Yesterday, March 2, was the 18th anniversary of my daddy's death. he died about 3 hours before his 57th birthday of a heart attack. If he was alive today he would be celebrating his 75th birthday today (03/03/34). My momma died 7 weeks later of cancer. I truly miss both of them, as I grew into an adult my parents, became not only my parents but my best friends. Here is one of the last (not a very good one) pictures of my daddy (Louis) and momma (Corinne) it was Christmas 1990 at my home.






My father was an excellant wood carver, all of his children have his carving in their homes. Here are 4 of the carvings that I have the Fawn is my favorite and a crab (My sister, Lizzy has that one) on a trawel board. I remembered when he was carving the crab, he keep a frozen crab in the freezer for several months and that was his model for carving the one that he did. Then he made a miniature trawel board with chains to mount the crab to. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DADDY.





5 comments:

Jac said...

Wow Patty those carvings are amazing, what wonderful keepsakes they make as they have so many wonderful memories attached to them x

Anonymous said...

Your parents have raised truly talented children. They are smiling in heaven as they watch the way you all share you talents and friendship.Julie

Anonymous said...

Patty those carvings are wonderful. I hope your sisters send you pics cause I would love to see more.
Sending you hugs..and Yes I can see where his daughters got their talent from.
Garnet

LFAZENDE said...

great carvings patty. i know your parents had wonderful talent and ideas. and i think the talen has continued throughout the generations. i am sure yall will pass it on to your children as well. i know sara has already showed it.....

Peppermint "Patty" said...

Awesome carvings! I remember your Dad working in his garage on carvings. He was so talented as well as your Mom was too. I can see them like yesterday, your Mom working on her knitting stuff. I still have the beautiful crocet (sp?) blanket she made for Lil' Dale. What awesome talent they had and passed on to you guys...