Our Fathers – Then and Now

19 Jun

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain; The majesty of a tree.
The warmth of a summer sun; The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature; The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages; The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring; The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity; The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities;  When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete; And so,  He called it … Dad.
Author Unknown

Father’s Day – today we set aside time to celebrate and honor fatherhood and to recognize the influence our Dads have had in our lives.

Me and my dad - Richard Ernest Montoya - "As old as she was...she still missed her daddy sometimes."

Richard Ernest Montoya - with Curbow grandson

This photo was taken around the time of my father’s death.  Dad – we still have your old easy chair.  It is tattered and worn – but we can’t bear to get rid of it.  It sits in your great-grandson’s room now.  He watches cartoons and eats his snacks in that chair – just like your grandson did.

Big PaPa with newborn Curbow

One of my favorite photographs.  My son was only a few days old and this was his first visit to Big PaPa’s house.

New Father

Where did the time go?  The boy is 25 years old!

And so the cycle of life continues – our newest Dad – and he’s doing a GREAT job.


1 Comment

Posted by on June 19, 2011 in Odds and Ends


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One response to “Our Fathers – Then and Now

  1. Charles R. Hale

    June 19, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Beautifully done, Judy.


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