Saturday, February 27, 2016


Happy Saturday to you! Today is a special day for my hubby and myself-it is my deceased Father-in-Law's birthday. Many people have lots of stories or jokes to tell about their inlaws, but I can only tell you what an amazing man my fil was. From the first time I met him, he and I clicked and always had a very special relationship. To say he adored me is not an exaggeration; unfortunately he let his two daughters know it. Pops was in the Marines during WWII as a photographer, we only have a few of his photos left but let me tell you that his photos were amazing. He was a natural born artist(much like my hubby, his second son)and self taught oil painter who did incredible seascapes, landscapes and still life. He has been gone now for 25 years. He had a passion for the ocean and shared that with my hubby. While I've been known to say "the mountains are calling and I must go", my hubby says this about the ocean.

When we moved from our home near hubby's parents, he was so sad and died that year. I believe he would have moved up to the wine country too, if he had lived. He would love Colorado and the beauty here.
One of the books of his paintings we have.  If my hubby took up oil painting, I believe he would have as many beautiful paintings as his family have.  We have several large seascapes and many small ones.  I love his landscape paintings more~old barns and farms in the country are my favorite.

There are so many ways my husband takes after his dad-woodworking, gardening, golfing etc.
So Pops, here's to you-we remember you and cherish the love you gave us and our daughters.

May your day be filled with sweet memories.


  1. What a beautiful relationship you two had, and his paintings are gorgeous, I see.

  2. Papa here and his dad also have a lot in common like woodworking ,computers and so on my dad and I had loving the country and farm animals as he and my mum raised me on a farm may both of my parents RIP ! Papa here still has both his parents and they have many years to go thankfully . They live beside us so we see them every day and help them out when needed and vise versa . It is important to have these lovely relationships with your parents . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  3. Noreen, I like this tribute to your FIL. He was a very good artist. It is wonderful that you have his paintings to pass along for many many years to children and one day grands. I used to call my FIL Pops too. Blessings to you and your hubby. xoxo,Susie

  4. Hello, This was so very special! What an honor you showed him in this post! I bet you were a very special DIL
    Hugs, Roxy

  5. Lovely tribute, Noreen. It's wonderful to have an artist in the family. My mom's great uncle was Walter Foster, and my mom certainly takes after him. Blessings to you, Cindy xo

  6. Oh he was a painter! My dad is also an artist! His beautiful life will live on forever through his art. Xxoo


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