Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My Dad (a.k.a. Grampa)

I have to share my dad's response to my last post:

"Hi Beth !! Read your blog today and saw wig pics. The last one with the short hair is a knockout !! If you dont wear it maybe I will. "

We had a picnic at 'our' park bench in Assiniboine Park last week. The bench is a memorial to my mom who passed away 19 months ago - it celebrates my mom and dad's life together. It's inscribed with both of their names and "50+ years of loving walks & memories - Forever in your kids' & grandkids' hearts".

For those of you who know my dad, you will notice there is no walker in the picture - he is walking on his own now after his 2 hip replacement surgeries in the last 11 months. He'll be 80 this year and his health just keeps improving!


  1. Hi Beth,
    I thought the short wig was nice too. Glad you liked my potted history of Wales but I am perplexed at what kind of "local" phrases, words, I have in my blogs.

    Lovely pictures and really nice idea about the chair. Your dad looks great for 80!

  2. Your dad is so funny!!! good to see you out there enjoying the sunshine!

    Sheila, B.C.

  3. That last picture is so nice ...

  4. Beth,

    Lesa from
    left a comment on my blog regarding the chemo nails.

    She left the following link

    I'm not sure I could do the ice thingy but I am going to get some Vicks Vapo Rub.

  5. Wonderful pics!! Don't ya just love cool Dads?

  6. Hi Beth What a great picture and your Dad looks great. Looking forward to spending time on th dock!!!!