Monday, 25 April 2016

My Dad.........

 It is ANZAC day today, always reminds me of my dad.
My mum and dad met because of the war, she wrote to him when he was overseas and when he came home they met, this was their first date as I understand it, a street photographer took their photo.
My dad got his nickname in the war they called him Jerry he had it all his life, my mum often called him that, I said did you change sides and he said no he looked more german than most of the germans I think you will agree.    
Here I am as a little tike with my dad.

19 comments:

  1. Lovely photos and memories.

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  2. Hari OM
    I miss ANZAC day - a strange thing to say perhaps, but true; attending the dawn service, watching the march... lovely old photos with so many memories. YAM xx

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  3. I think they look lovely and happy and young.

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  4. what a wonderful story,, so romantic, its also lovely to have the photo of you and your dad,,

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  5. Your dad was a handsome man and your mum was pretty.
    My dad was called Jerry too, shortened from Gerhard, because Aussies shorten everything and Jerry is easier to say too.

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  6. Lovely looking couple.
    Nice memories Merle.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and memories Merle.

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  8. That's a nice memory of your dad.

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  9. That's a nice memory of your dad.

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  10. Good looking parents and that pic is precious of you.
    I have a fondness for the old black and white photos.

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  11. .. Hi Merle... I love your photos ....your Mum and dad were a lovely looking couple.It's easy to see where you and your daughter got your good looks from..
    Have a great day... hugs... Barb xxx

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  12. Hello Merle, wonderful photos of you, your Dad and Mom. A great tribute and post for Remembrance Day! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  13. Oh Merle, what a precious post! Your mum and dad are darling and make a very handsome couple.

    Thinking of you! Hugs!

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  14. God Bless your Dad, and all our ANZAC Heroes!

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  15. how sweet ,they made lovely and perfect couple together ,love is a flower which can bloom in the desert of wars too that what this beautiful picture show dear ,

    you look so adorable with your dad

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  16. I love stories like this! Love comes to us in many ways doesn't it!

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  17. I love old photos and the stories behind them. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh, these pictures are just wonderful, Merle. They are old and filled with meaning. How cool that a street photographer just took their picture on their first date. That's a sweet picture of you and your dad also. Love them both.

    ~Sheri

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  19. What a beautiful photo! I can't decide which parent you look most like. :)

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