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Happy Birthday Dad!

on August 20, 2014

Today is my lovely Dad’s birthday. Here is a picture of him, drawn on one of those etch-a-sketch things by my fabulous niece Lauren (I think she was five at the time).

Dad / Dadoo / Dooey. Or you can call him Pat.

Dad / Dadoo / Dooey. Or you can call him Pat.

There’s a quote from the book that I wrote about yesterday that has stuck with me since I read it and it reminds me very much of my Dad and my Mom. And so, for the day that’s in it, I’ve included it here. Because they really do know that this stuff matters. What’s even better, they really do live like this stuff matters. And to me, that’s pretty amazing.

[from We Are Called To Rise, by Laura McBride]

[from We Are Called To Rise, by Laura McBride]

And here’s a photo of little Pat, with his brother Jim. Pat is the curly haired larrikin on the right. And although he hasn’t worn a tie much since this picture was taken, he still has a unique sense of style. Happy happy birthday to my amazing Dad!

All dressed up - LIttle Jim and Little Pat.

All dressed up – LIttle Jim and Little Pat.

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2 responses to “Happy Birthday Dad!

  1. Noela K says:

    The likeness is amazing..great emerging talent in this artist I believe, being able to capture that gentle outreaching welcome and the warmth evident from early childhood.. Happy Birthday…
    prepared to accept your opinion of the novel too so look forward to it……

  2. Pat says:

    Well cate thanks for your kind words they are too kind by far and undeserved!The photo must have been one which escaped immolation must have a close look around for any similar ones.Thank you for your birthday wishes and we are truly blessed to have such a lovely daughter
    Dad

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