Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fathers...

Hope everyone had a Fabulous, Fantastic, Father's day on June 17th...

Here is a little slideshow with a few "F"otos...of the special Fathers in our Family's life...



Joining in with Miss Jenny for Alphabe-thursday's letter "F".

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& Thank you for ordering these for the special Fathers in your lives...






I had talked about this one before and shown it on another post, but wanted to include this on this post along with the story behind it.

This customer had ordered this years ago. She wanted any steam engine for her dad. He had worked many, many years with the various railroad companies, and had been retired for a very long time from the RR.  She didnt have a photo of one, but left it to my discretion as to the image. 

This was long before google search or bing...so it was off to the library... I found a wonderful book filled with lots of neat steam engines.   ...completed the drawing and she loved it.

After she came back from seeing her family, she saw me again at another show.  It was so awesome to hear that her dad loved it as well...not only that, but that particular steam engine the "Alaskan" was the exact one that he started working with, as a young man!

I love to hear the stories behind the images that are chosen. 




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14 comments:

Karen S. said...

truly a delightful tribute for fathers. I miss my dear daddy....but we had many great years with him!

Sue said...

Really enjoyed these memories of the dads in your family, and the music with it was a perfect choice!

=)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Maria...that was a beautiful video...I had tears watching it...so nice to see all the generations like that...

Debbie said...

Maria, it has been much too long since I last visited your blog. I loved your tribute to the dad's. And I have to say that your grandbaby is adorable! Your art work is amazing too.

Love and sending hugs to you,
Debbie

Pondside said...

What a wonderful legacy of Fatherhood to be passed on to the next generation.

Leovi said...

Yes a nice moment, tender and delicious to remember. Beautiful photos.

Lola said...

Hi again!

Many thanks for stopping by my blog!

Such an interesting *F* post – great tribute.

Have a great weekend too!

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I can see why her dad loved it.

You should come to the conference next year. It is not faraway from you in Charlotte, NC. There were lots fo Atlanta bloggers there.

Veronica Lee said...

I totally enjoyed the video. Always a pleasure to stop by at your blog, Maria.

Happy Weekending!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

That's amazing that you happened to pick the very steam engine that he worked on! I just came back from your shop -- fabulous artwork!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

anitamombanita said...

Nice tribute to the dads in your life. And banana popsicles!!! Sounds perfect for a hot day like today!! :)

Esther Joy said...

Fathers - a good post for the letter F, especially since Father's Day was such a short time ago!

KDL said...

As always I love all of your sketches, but the one raising the flag is my favorite. The story of the steam engine is also sweet - how intuitive of you to choose one that had special meaning to this man. Thanks for your visit to The Simple Life!

Jenny said...

I loved this tribute to Fathers! It was fabulous!

What a neat story about the steam engine, too!

You are just so cool!

Thanks for linking.

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