Monday, May 11, 2009

He had curly hair and a crooked smile and I loved him very much

Dad (last row on the left in white shirt) with his mom and dad and brothers and sisters.  Dad was the last living boy.  Three of his sisters are still living (the three little girls in the picture). 

    Hood family 1936

Dad and Mom.  This is one of my favorite pictures of them.

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Is that a suave and debonair look?

Ed 1947

dad & kids 1956

Dad and three of us kids (this was before my younger brother was born).  My smile was crooked too!

cowboy kids 1956

easter 1957

     

family 1975

Dad passed away this afternoon, Monday, May 11. 

Rest in peace dear dad.  I love you very much.

21 comments:

sexy41 said...

I am so sorry to hear that he passed away Deanna. It is harder on the living. He is in a happy place with your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I loved the pictures you shared with us.

Hugs to you

Tobi

Intense Guy said...

I'm am deeply saddened to hear of your loss Deanna. I know how much he meant to you and it was obvious to all how much you loved him.

I know you will be busy these upcoming days - please know my thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours - as will those thoughts and prayers from so many others.

*hugs you tight - wishing there was more one could do at a time like this*

jewelzmomof4 said...

Not to mention Mom he was the GREATEST Grandpa anyone could ever ask for.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Punkn (Deanna). You have sure had a rough year. Death is a part of life, but it is never easy.

LadyStyx said...

Dang. My deepest condolences in your family's loss.

*HUGZ* from TLR and me.

Tori_z said...

*Hugs*

Lainie said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Know you are all in my prayers.

Ausgrl said...

Deanna my condolences to you and your family.

I know the reunion between your Mum and Dad will be wonderful for both of them.

MarmiteToasty said...

(((((Deanna))))) oh dear :( Im so very sorry to hear of your dad passing...... ya know, you ooze love and he knew that.... what wonderful memories you all have, and what a beautiful family you are......

The photos are so very precious.....

much much love to you dear friend...

x

The Wife O Riley said...

I am so sorry Deanna. My thoughts are with you and your family.

This is a beautiful tribute, thank you for sharing.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

My condolences, Deanna. What a wonderful tribute to his memory these pictures are - I can feel the closeness your family enjoyed...I guess that's something you will treasure more especially in the days ahead.
Hugs
Corinne

ChicagoLady said...

Oh Punkn, I was so saddened when Iggy told me about your dad. I'm still behind on the blogs, but wanted to jump ahead and let you know how sorry I am for you and the sadness your family is experiencing right now.

I know it must be rough losing your dad so soon after your mom, but perhaps it will bring a little comfort to know they are together, and that will make both of them eternally happy.

Your memories of him, and your mom, hopefully will bring you some comfort in the coming days.

If there's anything we can do, please let us know.

*HUGS*

Betty said...

My condolences to you and your family, Deanna.

junyah said...

Such a sad day for you lossing your Father.im saddened for you Punkn, Theres nothing i can say that you dont already know and the others have said it for me. Gives Punkn a huge hug..Your ole pal ...JR

Intense Guy said...

As you stand at the visitation tonight (Thursday) and funeral tomorrow, our thoughts will be with you.

Karla said...

*hugssssssssss* You know you are always in my prayers....

Mean Mom said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. What beautiful photos. I particularly like the one of your mother and father on their own. It's good that you have the pictures, as they are a lovely reminder.

AliceKay said...

*hugs*

Dorkys Ramos said...

I know thse condolences are quite belated, but I just wanted to say how touching this post and those pictures were. For some reason those smiles - crooked and all - made me smile as well. I'm sure he was a loving father to you guys who will never be forgotten.

Dorkys Ramos said...

P.S. I loved the title to this sweet post.

sherri said...

Belated condolences to you. A sweet post honoring this special man in your life.