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Is it still a birthday…

March 26th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

… after they’re gone? Today would’ve been my dad’s 86th birthday. Just ignore that double-joined elbow of mine and, oh dear Lord, was I still perming my hair in the ’90s?

Anyway, look at the clock on the wall that my dad made out of a flywheel or something. He used square nails to make the Roman numerals… because he was a creative kind of a guy like that.

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  1. March 26th, 2012 at 20:43 | #1

    I adore this. Of course it’s his birthday, now and always!

  2. heineken160
    March 26th, 2012 at 20:51 | #2

    Birthdays are celebrations of memories of time because they are/were here and part of our lives.

  3. Janet Fish
    March 26th, 2012 at 21:11 | #3

    That’s a wonderful clock! And your double jointed elbow was a sign of youth. Lovely post Cheryl. I’m so glad he lived so long and gave you so many memories.

  4. Greenseeds
    March 27th, 2012 at 07:49 | #4

    Many happy returns. Definitely his birthday that you can celebrate!

    And what a creative guy he was! The clock is great, I wonder how the idea came to him?

  5. Kris
    March 27th, 2012 at 23:45 | #5

    What a lovely picture. Yes, it’s still a birthday. I always remember my parents on theirs. That is a fantastic clock! I hope it’s still in the family.

  6. Ralph
    March 28th, 2012 at 12:13 | #6

    Love the pic.

  7. Mike Cranston
    March 28th, 2012 at 13:11 | #7

    Dads that arent with us are missed the most. I miss my dad dearly. Been gone since 2001, the man created so much stuff I am still amazed at the stuff he could work on. He was cranky but he was my dad…mine would have been 82 last Sept 28. Keep the memories…they keep him alive too. Go have some cake in his honor.