Thursday, January 15, 2009

On this day in history...

January 15th

1559
Queen Elizabeth I was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1759
The British Museum opened.

1777
The Republic of New Connecticut declared its independence. Six months later it was renamed Vermont.

1870
The donkey was first used as symbol of the Democratic Party in Harper's Weekly.

1943
The world's largest office building, the Pentagon, was completed.

1967
The first Super Bowl was played: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10.

1973
President Nixon orders halt to offensive operations in North Vietnam.

1983
My father, Julian Earl Summerell Jr, died of complications of emphysema.

26 years. It's been almost 3 decades since I lost my dad. 

This is where he worked:

This is where he lived: 

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This was the last car he owned. Yes, it's a Ford Granada. The worst car Ford ever made, IMHO:

And this was my dad as a young'n:

I myself don't own any photos of him from when I remember him. I think my mom has some though. She's not the most organized person on the planet, however, so god only knows if I'll ever see them again.

4 comments:

Dagny said...

(((Hug)))

Erin said...

Sorry Julie.. Big Hugs... Lots of love!

squirrelgirl said...

More hugs... Losing a parent is so hard, and time doesn't really make it better. Tomorrow would have been my mom's birthday, so I'm kind of feeling the pain, too.

Me said...

Badger her until you do get some more pics of him. So Livvie can see her grandpa.