Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Dad!

Dear Mom,

7/20/1912 - 3/30/2002

I'm sure you know it's dad's birthday today. Had he lived, he would have been 100!  That's hard to believe. It's also hard to believe that he's been gone for 10 years.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Here are a few pictures:

A professional shot from Olin Mills, but I can't remember what year. I'm kind of thinking it was shortly after you died, when he was dating Clara or soon after he remarried. But I'm not really sure, mid to late 70s.  He really didn't change that much from the one above which had to be early 90s.

Here's one of him holding Casey as a toddler. Casey will be 29 soon, so that photo is over 25 years old.

And then here's one of Jessica sitting on his lap. That picture is from 1989 or 1990 because that's when I was living in Susan's house.

I'm not sure why I don't have one with Rita (sorry stinker). I probably do, just can't put my fingers on it now.


  1. i love your blog, to express your views,

  2. Lynn--One of the greatest things about writing is that memories are kept alive when we write them down.

    It looked like he thoroughly enjoyed being a grandfather. This post was a great way to celebrate his birthday. (Being born when he was, he saw lots of changes in our country, that's for sure.)

  3. That expression in your dad's eyes looks surprisingly similar to his daughter's. Your post made me smile remembering my dad.

  4. I think you look a lot like your dad. I agree with Sioux that writing it down is great way to keep memories. Stay cool out your way!

  5. Happy 100th to your dad!
    P.S. Don't forget the epistolary contest I told you about!

  6. What a lovely post! I love the pictures. You honor grandpa's spirit so well.

  7. What a wonderful post, Lynn! Sure miss him.

  8. Hi Lynn, this is so sweet. I love the pictures of your Dad and those of your kids. This year 3 of my grandparents would have been 100 too. We are having a birthday celebration/reunion for them in August.

    Hope you are having a great weekend.

    Kathy M.

  9. What a sweet tribute! Happy birthday to your dad. I can definitely see the resemblance.

  10. Hi Lynn,
    What a wonderful tribute to your dad. And what sweet memories. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hi Lynn,
    That is amazing. I love looking at those pix of your dad. Strong genes in that Moellering family for sure. It's obvious seeing his pictures and then seeing cousins recently. Thanks for sharing. Linda

  12. I love looking at old photos. I'll bet they bring back some wonderful memories for you!

    Critter Alley

  13. Handsome father. I love your stories. Makes me feel like I'm part of your family.


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