Holidays, Quotes, and Scripture potluck
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barb46
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06-27-2017, 11:10 PM

Here is mine now that photobucket is working for me:

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06-28-2017, 03:01 AM

Oh wow .. your father Barb ? what a handsome young man he was , lovely page ans pict.
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06-28-2017, 07:25 AM

Yep, that's my dad when he was in the navy. He was out on a medical discharge before he was 20. They gave him 6 months to live with his narcolepsy, but he had 7 adult children and numerous grand and great-grand even a few great-great grand children before he died at nearly 90.
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06-28-2017, 02:22 PM

What a great man he was Barb , and your so lucky by having him with you for such a long time.
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06-28-2017, 02:39 PM

Wow he sure fooled them all didn't he. Handsome and so smart looking.
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06-28-2017, 05:58 PM

What a story behind your father's picture and so happy that he lived to a ripe old age. I thought narcolepsy was a sleeping illness but maybe there is more to it than I know. Your LO is super and a lovely quote under it really fits the bill fine!
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07-02-2017, 07:41 PM

Thank you so much for the comments, yes narcolepsy is a sleeping sickness. Daddy took lots of pills, lots of caffeine, and fell asleep often. When we were young he would drop asleep and we made fun of him because Mom and Dad never let us know until we were adults what the problem was.

We all let our kids know. Daddy was released from the navy in 1938 or 39 and tried to get back in in December 1941, but was denied a re-enlistment. His narcolepsy was likely caused by boxing as a light-weight for the navy.

He had never graduated from high school and when the plywood plant where he worked for 20 years closed in 1967, he took his GED and did so with high marks then was invited to attend a local community college, but he took some classes from a technical school and became a surveyor for the next 15 or so years until he retired.

He was able to help us all with our math and even helped me with my calculus in college. He was very intelligent. He and Mom helped us all with our spelling and grammar so even though I am the only college graduate in the family we are all well-spoken and read lots.
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07-03-2017, 12:31 AM

Barb, such a good and caring dad you had, and so nice to read how wonderful it was for both your mom and dad to help you and the rest of your siblings to learn their a-b-c's and other subjects. I believe that your father was very intelligent to be able to help you with calculus while in college, and most times the parents can't keep up with what the children are learning. I am so happy for you that you have such good memories of your younger days and your parents--something to really cherish.
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07-03-2017, 02:41 AM

Wow where did June go, thank you all so much for participating, I have been so bad at getting anything made to give you so I really appreciate your participation. I love all the LO's. Will be posting July challenge in a little bit.
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