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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2012-10-13 07:30 am

Sepia Saturday: My Dad

For most of my younger life, my dad owned his own business. He was a masonry contractor here in Arkansas - mostly commercial construction.

I got this photo yesterday in my email.

I had never seen it before.

Photo taken September 1958

I had no idea he had the same type of business when he and my mom lived in Florida, where I and my middle sister were born.

That's my 22 year old dad in the driver's seat. The photo was taken in 1958, the same year I was born.

Here's that street address today.


Dad will be 76 years old tomorrow.

Happy birthday, Dad.

I love you.

This is a Sepia Saturday post. Head over there for more interesting old photos and postcards.

(Anonymous) 2012-10-13 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Please add my best wishes! I'm sure he will also be surprised to see that photograph.

(Anonymous) 2012-10-13 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Not sure if I'm doing this right, Karen S. here from
I enjoyed seeing your dad at 22 and his own company, very cool... and a big happy birthday to him as well!

(Anonymous) 2012-10-15 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Fun photo! How lovely for you to receive this never-before seen photo! Happy Birthday to your dad!

(Anonymous) 2012-10-16 01:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Always exciting to get a new photo that you've never seen before.

A very happy birthday to your father!


sepia saturday

(Anonymous) 2012-10-17 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
I like the hazy quality of this photograph.
Good for you for getting a new pic!!