Monday, November 23, 2009

Joining Angela’s "Tuesdays' Show & Tail" Meme

Today, I’m doing a post to join Angela’s "Tuesdays' Show & Tail" Meme! It is a meme to share about past or present pets or furry friends we’ve known. If you’d like to join, here is the link to the Guidelines. Oh, and I'd like to thank Angela, too, for the wonderful gifts she sent for winning a prize in her give-away. The Snowflakes are just so cute and so are the reindeer scissors!

My Daddy passed away on November 29, 1969 when I was 17 years old. He was very special to me and taught me so very much about love and about loving animals. We always had animals around us at our house… from snakes, raccoons, peacocks, dogs, cats, chinchillas, rabbits, and even a raven that he saved when it’s nest was knocked down. Stinker, was in pin-feathers when he brought him home and lived to the age of 25 years old.

Of course, we also had all of the regular farm type animals even though we really didn’t live on a farm. My Daddy loved animals of all kinds. After he passed away, I was given his wallet by my family. In it were several pictures of the things that he loved. There was a picture of him and my Mama on their wedding day…

Pictures of my sisters and me on a few special occasions…

and two pictures of the goat that he’d had when he was a kid. He was so proud of that goat and loved her very much.

He’d named her Peggy, and she gave two gallons of milk a day, he’d proudly told me as he taught me how to milk the goats we had.

This is Thanksgiving week and I thought I’d post this as I think about how very Thankful I am to God, to have been blessed by having this wonderful, special man for my Daddy, as well as sharing how much he cared about his special fur-friend, Peggy and all the other animals that he taught us to love and care for. I don’t think I’d have been a very good “Country Grammy” without the influence of my wonderful Daddy!


ClassyChassy said...

This is a wonderful post - thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself and your family - and the pictures are great! Even those goats, which must have meant a lot to your dad! So very special!!! A great read!

Angela said...

Thanks so much for joining in this week Linda! Your dad sure was an incredible man. You truly were blessed to have him in your life even if it was shorter than anyone would have wanted. That truly is so sweet that he carried around in his wallet pictures of his childhood goat. And the picture of your parents on their wedding day is just beautiful too! I think it is great that you have a picture of you with your sisters and your dad all dressed up and together!

Hope you have a Great Thanksgiving!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail

That corgi :) said...

sorry it took so long to get over here Linda; my Dashboard on blogger is mixing up sometimes on when I get notifications of posts. Your dad sounded like a good man, full of love for his family and for God's creatures! So neat he was able to pass that on to you, but so sorry he passed when you were so young


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Linda, this was such a loving post and tribute to your Dad. God bless him...he raised and loved a dear daughter we all feel deep kinship with.
Love the photos. Thanks so much for sharing.