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22/02/2008



my dad ...

A happy birthday to my Dad, who turns 70 this month. Look at those curls!


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As you know I love Mabel Lucie Attwell postcards, and have a small collection. When this one came up on e-bay I just had to have it. It reminded me so much of my Dad in the photograph above, and the postcard perhaps shows him holding his brother, who is four years younger. Although little Fido would be purely for artistic licence! The postcard is circa 1920, so a little before my Dad's time, although it doesn't look as if the fashion for tots had changed very much by then?

14 comments:

the homely year said...

Hi Louise, what a super photo of your Dad and Happy Birthday to him. I love his fairisle jersey. Children wore servicable clothes then, no designer wear. Fairisle is quite trendy now though...I bought one for little Joseph from Monsoon.
Margaret and Noreen

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Louise,
I love the photo of your dad, he looks sooooo cute. Great jumper too!!! Happy birthday to him.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Sandi x

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Louise, what a wonderful photo of your dad, I have one of mine when he was about 4 and he's wearing a dress!
thanks for the good wishes, this cold has decided to drag itself out, a day on the sofa is called for I think!
have a good weekend,
Lucy x

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Louise,
Happy Birthday Dad!
He is so cute just like your postcard,both adorable.
Love Kristina XxX

cd&m said...

I see what you mean about the postcard and the photograph. Happy Birthday to your Dad.

ChelleBez said...

What a wonderful picture. Your dad was such an adorable little guy. Happy birthday to him!

daffy said...

Oh Wow! what a wonderful picture! Happy Birthday to your dad!
My dad is coming up 73 and he says that I act like the elder! *gulp* I think that's my mum in me! Still hanging around keeping my George on his toes.
Haha, the fashions so look very similar don't they! xx

nikkipolani said...

Louise, what a darling photo of your Dad! He looks like the perfect model for the Attwell type cards. Happy Birthday, Louise's-Dad!

OhSoVintage said...

Yes, there is a definite similarity. No wonder you wanted the postcard.

Kari & Kijsa said...

That is the sweetest card....just wanted to stop by and say thank you...thank you...thank you for your sweet birthday comments!

May your day be as wonderful as you helped to make mine!

smiles, kari (& kijsa)

sheila said...

Nice legs on that boy.

I love seeing those black and white photographs. There is something so wistful about him, too. Many Happy Returns!

Cowboys & Custard said...

That's uncanny Louise... the similarity between MLA postcards and your father's photo..
I wonder what was going through his mind when the photo was taken?
Happy Birthday Louise's Dad.. I hope you still have your wonderful curls!

Michelexx

Katherines Dream said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Dad - that is such a great photo and his curls are beautiful - I adore little boys with long curls - do not mind the older ones either !!lol
Carol x

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Happy Late Birthday to your dad. He looks like the Atwell drawing...was he the model? So cute!
Becky