Saturday, April 17, 2010

For my Dad

Each winter we spend almost 3 months in Florida, and see my parents every week while we are there, as they usually spend the same time in an adjacent town to ours. (Here at home, we are separated by about 3 hours driving time.) This picture was taken of my Dad last year, when he was almost 89. Twice a day he'd put little Max in his bicycle basket and ride around the neighborhood; his mini dachshund was a natural icebreaker, and by the end of his time in Florida, he is always a fixture in whatever neighborhood he lives. Sadly, Max was killed last summer. But my parents now have a little black dachshund named Heidi, and she went with them to Florida this year, too. I'm sorry I didn't get an updated picture of her this year.
Here is the card I made to send to Dad "just because". The minute I saw this bicycle stamp, I had to have it, just because of him. I put 2 dogs in the basket, the red one for Max, the black one for Heidi.


27 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing, Lin; this post made me smile. Your card is so precious with the two little pups in the basket, how wonderful! I'm sure your dad will treasure this.
    blessings,
    nancy

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  2. This is perfect - a card to fit a lifestyle. Beautifully done.

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  3. Great picture to have of your dad! I'm sure your cute card will put a smile on his face! It sure put one on mine! :)

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  4. What a "cool" dad you have Lin - Great pic and your card is so nice!

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  5. What a lovely photograph of your dad Lin, he looks so young, I can't beleive he is 89. Love your card for him so cute with the little dogs in the basket.

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  6. You're father look AMAZING!!! And I just love that photo! He's going to LOVE your card!

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  7. This is just the cutest card.. Your Dad is a marvel - I hope that I can be as active if I make it to that age.... He will love the card.

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  8. awww... this is so sweet, Lin! i love that you included two dogs. =) your father definitely doesn't look like 89!!! He will love your card for sure!

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  9. gosh, your dad looks GREAT on a bike! your card is just adorable and your dad will love it!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Lin! This is just the cutest card! How FUN that your Father takes the dog for a ride. What an adorable story!

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  11. What a sweet card, I am sure your father will love it! What a wonderful man your dad is!

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  14. How CUTE and how SPECIAL is your bicycle card!Love your pic of your dad (which I saw before-heehee)!! PS: I deleted my TWO previous comments due to typo. I must be getting tired...sorry!

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  15. Aw Lin, that is so sweet of you to embrace that bicycle stamp in such a way that is close to heart for your dad! So wonderful and thoughtful of you! Your card is super cute with the dogs! I loved your other bike card too!! Precious!

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  16. I was thinking about buying that stamp today. ITs cute. Such a cute card and how cute your dad is :) so sweet of you!

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  17. Lin,
    Such a perfect card for you dad, I bet he is sweet. I must tell you, my dad had 3 dogs and when I live in New Jersey he would walk his dogs to my house every week day morning for coffee before I headed out to work. This post was such a sweet reminder of my dad who I adored.

    By the way, I love your new blog design, very pretty, Lilacs will be out soon is Colorado and I cannot wait.

    Lucille K :)

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  18. Lin, I love your sweet, sweet story and picture of your dad. Are daschunds the best??!! ;) I'm a little biased, I suppose. The card you made is so personal and I am sure your dad will treasure it forever. You are so thoughtful!

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  19. Lin I just love your sweet story behind this card! I'm glad to hear your father is still going strong and I love the dogs in the bike basket!

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  20. Oh, that card with the puppies in the basket is just darling. Love your blog design. Banner and border. Love all that you do Lin. Thanks for visiting me and for your kind comments!

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  21. Oh, this is soooo sweet! I LOVE MAX! Would love to see a photo of Heidi, too. :) Love that picture of your dad! He'll love the card!

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  22. Lin, what a fascinating story... and it shines through the card. I'm sure your father appreciated it. And your two dogs are just too darn adorable!

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  23. I love your Dad Lin - and how lovely is this card for him. I love it when a stamp fits in so perfectly. Excellent!

    Oh, and "DUH" of course I'm already following your blog! Didn't realise when I sent you that mail yesterday!!

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  24. Lin.. That is just the sweetest story!!! Love the picture of your dad with Max. I also love that card! Too cute!

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  25. I forgot to say that I absolutely love your new blog header and background. (One of my all time favorite flowers!!!!)

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  26. So Cute Lin....i LOVE the meaning behind this too!! Your Dad will love this....

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  27. Adorable card Lin and even more so because of the story behind it! I'm so sorry to hear what happened to Max. I'm sure your dad must have loved this special card!

    Heather Maria

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