Friday, April 8, 2016

Dad's birthday


This truck was in Tampa, Florida. It resided in front of a fresh produce stand that my parents used to visit. My dad loved this old truck. Maybe reminding him of his youth. When I came to visit once he was eager to take me to this location so I could photograph the truck. Which I did and then turned it into a jigsaw puzzle for him and my mom. After they worked the puzzle they gave it to the man at the produce stand who owns this truck. When my dad was ill I went to visit him in the nursing home in September of 2015.  We happened to visit the produce stand so I took more pictures. Then in November, when I visited again, we drove past and the truck was gone.  Now dad is gone too but will be long remembered...bigger than life kind of guy...at peace now.



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5 comments:

Sarah Gren said...

I really miss doing puzzles with them. They always seemed surprised that I would want to sit and do that but I really did and cherished it. The world just seems a little dimmer without him and granny in it, but those that remain help to make it brighter, as does remembering moments like these.

Rhonda Boocock said...

I think they were surprised because some of the family usually turned them down. You are a patient and loving person. I guess your parents raised you well.

Denise said...

I posted a comment yesterday but not sure it went through. The truck is gone and they tore down all the buildings and the lot is up for sale. Yes I always turned them down as well, I hated jigsaw puzzles. I miss them so much even dad who used to drive me to drink.

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