Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My Dad was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He pronounced his birthplace as "lou-a-vol", or something close to that.

He pronounced Ohio - "a-hi-a".

On this his birthday - March 27, 1914
I thought I'm pay tribute to some of the things he loved:

Mail Pouch Tobacco
Wiedemann Beer
Cincinnati Reds Baseball
Bulk chocolate
Raisin Bran
Squirrel hunting
One arm pushups
Fast cars
Muscle t-shirts
Conductor caps
Tracking the weather
Lawrence Welk
Being underestimated
Sleeping in late


Parisjasmal said...

Oh Victoria--
What a sweet tribute to your father on his birthday.

I am from the South --so I totally identify with the pronunciaton of Louisville and squirrel hunting!

My Grandmother was born in 1914 also. She tracks the weather and loves Lawrence Welk too. I have such fond memories of watching Lawrence Welk with my Grandma.

besotted said...

Vic, that is such a lovely tribute to your dad and his birthday. It sounds like he was a grand gent. Here's to him - and to you, too! xxxooo

Anonymous said...

Awww Vic, I was moved by your post.


Victoria said...

Parisjasmal, Wow, both born in the same year! I bet we have many stories in common.

My Dad tracked the weather everyday on his work claendar, the highs the lows, the rain fall and the snow. For many years that the local radio station would sometimes call him to check back on the weather highs and lows on certain days.

Victoria said...

Thanks Terry, he really was a hard working, honest and simple man. I wish I would have listened to him more rather than risiting his geography lessons (Which I had no interest in).

Victoria said...

Thanks Dawn.

chaya ruchama said...

I would have adored your father.
What a man !
you must miss him.

Erin said...

What a touching and amusing post!

Jen said...

What a wonderful tribute. Thank you for posting.

Anonymous said...

Few words, deep feelings.
It's so amazing Vic.
You're great!

Victoria said...

Awww thank you all. You have touched me too.

Heikke said...

This is really nice!!
big kiss my dear


Victoria said...

awww thanks!