As some of you know, yesterday I posted my very first blog. I was OVERWHELMED with all of the encouraging responses & gracious welcomes from the kind folk of Blogland!
Thank you so much to you all, you made my day!
I do hope you'll be able to stop by more in the future...you're always welcome!
Yesterday would have also been my father-in-laws 82nd birthday. He passed away close to 20 years ago, and Pat & I were only married for 2 years when he died, but what a guy. I really wish I could have know him longer. He was a one of a kind guy, with a big heart, and I've never met anyone like him. Here are a couple of pictures of him.
This was my father-in-law's baby picture, taken in 1930...wasn't he a cutie??? I have it tucked into a Victorian magazine wall rack with large shells & shredded craft paper. I love displaying old photos around our house. I'll be adding more to our blog space in the near future.
This next picture was taken in Brimfield MA in 1979 and put on the cover of Brimfield's "Weekend" newspaper. The title of the article was, "The Last of the American Gypsies". He and my mother-in-law were among some of the very first antique dealers at the J&J show there in Brimfield. I believe they had booth numbers 2 & 3. Now Patrick, Bonnie & I load up our "gypsy wagon" and head to Brimfield as well, but we set up at the New England Motel, booths 87-88-89. Come see us at the Spring show - it's so much fun and there are so many awesome treasures to find!
Patrick has this picture hung up in his new garage. He spent a lot of time in his dad's garage, working together on old cars, trucks, tractors etc., so having it hung up in Pat's workshop is special to him. I know that he learned a lot from his dad, and they had some good times together.
Well, happy birthday Papa Kenny, we miss you!