Thinking About Dads

Dear Liza,

This past Sunday was Father’s Day. You are out of the country visiting your other grandparents, so you didn’t get to spend the day with your Daddy. But there have been, and will be, lots of other days you will be together.

Your Daddy David and his Daddy Nelson

My Dad, your great grandpa Lowell, was a fun Dad, like yours. He taught us all about camping and backpacking.

He knew about how to build furniture and often smelled of lumber, linseed oil and campfire smoke.

My Daddy Lowell and your Daddy David

He taught us all how to build things like bookcases.

And he was a big old goofball who was always making up games and silly songs.

New Years Eve 1948 with Great grandpa Lowell and Great Uncle Tim

Your Dad is a lot like my Dad. He is funny and smart and loves figuring things out. He also loves showing you how the world works. Maybe Dads learn how to be Dads by all the Dads in their life. And we sure got a good bunch of them!

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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