Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy

 

Hello my friends/family. I bet before summer that's what we'll be paying for a gallon of gas too. I remember when I got my first car a 1968 Ford Galaxy. It was black in color with a big engine. Good thing gas was only 47 cents a gallon then, cause if it was the prices we pay now, it would be cheaper for me to buy a horse and buggy, lol. I remember when I was young, my Dad would load us all up in his red 1952 Ford pickup and take us to McDonalds, once a month and for less then that 5.00 he would get us 6 kids and himself all a hamburger and small fries and a small soda. Now it cost more then that for just a burger and fries and drink meal. I can also remember the old drive-in movies. My Dad would take us whenever a disney movie was playing. He'd load us up in the truck, pay the 2.00 to get in, and with the other 3.00 he'd buy us a big bucket of popcorn and some snowcap candies, back into the spot, hang the speaker on the truck and we'd all settle down eatting our treats and watching the movie. How I wish those days were back, where we had less worries, less crime and an earned dollar went farther then it does now. How I wish my Dad was still on this earth and tomorrow I could call him and wish him a very Happy Birthday.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY. I MISS YOU!!!! HE WOULD OF BEEN 71 YEARS OLD TOMORROW, MAY 25TH

 

 

 

 

16 comments:

  1. Awwww Happy Birthday to your dad, Love You Lisa XO

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  2. I wish your dad was still here with you. The rest of your  post though, there was a study showing that when you truly compare the average salary to today's we're actually getting more for our money than we were then. The biggest difference is most people did not live off of credit, whether they had the money or not, if they didn't they went without those luxuries and when they wanted them, they saved. Now, people just put it on a credit card, write a hot check, etc. The crime rate is actually the same now too, it's just more publicized than it was before Mass Media. When you were a child and when I was, the news focused not only on the bad things of the world, but the good too...it seems rarely do we hear, read, or see the good things happening and we're bombarded by what the liberal media tries to push into our minds.

    American's have so much to be thankful for, even the price of gas. It's still half what it is in the majority of other countries.

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  3. We have two drive ins by my house not that cheap anymore, but my kids have got to grow up knowing what it was like to go to a movie and sit outside. Happy Birthday to your Daddy I know you miss him.
    Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

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  4. I bet your dad is having a party up above!  Enjoy your weekend.
    Missie

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  5. These are good memories. Happy Birthday to your Dad. I am sure he knows you are thinking of him.
    Love ya, Pam xoxox

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  6. Wonderful memories.... and your dad looks  like he was a kind man.  He left this earth too soon.

    Joann

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  7. He sounds wonderful as a Dad.  What good memories.  And you know what?  You look alot like him and so does Marissa.  I miss the simpler days of back when too.  I loved the drive in myself but only discovered it after moving away from home.  I'm glad you have so much nice to say about your parents.

    Nelishia
    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/Prayingandbelieving/

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  8. that's a good picture of daddy

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  9. Dear Cindy...what lovely memories to have of your Dad.  Never to be forgotten..Hope that you are all hanging on in there...Only wish I coudl fly over and see you I would LOVE that...think of the hugging we could do...The rain is pouring down here this morning it's like a monsoon and teh wind is bending the trees every which way..Mary and I are away tomorrow morning to Llandudno it is a seaside town in North Wales so we are hoping the wethar might change but forecast is not very good...why is it always on bank holiday weekends that the weather is bad....so many fete's etc on tomroow.   Well tillnext time dear froend keep cheerful and remember my prayers are with you .. Love SYbil xx

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  10. A beautiful entry about a special dad. I miss those good ol' days too and i loved reading about yours. Things are so expensive now that it is so hard to show your kids even a special time without going into debt.
    LOVE YOU

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  11. ally123130585918May 25, 2008 at 4:37 AM

    Cindy thanks for sharing these lovely memories with us ~ Loved the photograph of your Daddy ~ Ally x

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  12. That was lovely to read.  You look very much like your dear dad.  Happy birthday Cindy's dad and thanks for being such a good one to her.  Hugs, Tells x

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  13. Great memories Cindy.  Thanks for sharing.  

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  14. I loved reading your special memories about your Dad...such a nice man.  I feel like you...just to talk would be a joy for me too, to talk to my Dad.  Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend...hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  15. great memories Cindy, thanks for sharing!


    make it a great day!

    Sharon

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  16. Wonderful memories. I remember doing things like you described...it seems like ages since life had that innocence. I used to love the old A&W Drive up's where some one would bring a tray out and attatched to you car window. I recently found one that still operated in Cortland NY. Boy did that bring back memories. (Hugs) Indigo

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