Top left: my Dad (Peter), Mum, Auntie Jackie
Bottom: me, Julian - on mum's lap.
I had the most wonderful parents, they loved their children and there was nothing they would not do for all of us (i have three brothers).
Today my brother Julian, who has four boys, was alone for fathers day. Two of his sons serve in the RAF and are both overseas and the other two are at University. They did send him fathers day cards and it was quite obvious from their greetings that they think they have the best Dad in the world - i know my father would be very proud of that.
I never knew my grandfather on my Dad's side of the family, but my Grandad on my Mum's side was fantastic - my grandparents did no live far from Margate Railway Station and i can remember times when my Grandad would take us there to look at the steam engines - i remember he was a good story teller and what fascinated me was all the noises he could make especially trains, i guess he got this from taking us to look at so many over the years ....... like my father he was a wonderful Grandfather - he always seemed old and gentle, funny too, i can see his happy smiley face even now.
Fathers day for me is now a day to remember all the happy times we all spent together and to realise what a lucky girl i was to have such a loving and devoted Father.
Speaky soon :o)