Sepia Saturday provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.
Alan from Sepia Saturday has given us several options for our photo prompt today ~ ex-convicts, young boys, striped pajamas, as well as those photos we all have taken which weren’t exactly “picture perfect.”
Kind of like our Sepia Saturday photo above. Notice anything unusual? Yep, the gentleman is missing his head. Uh Oh! And that was another option we could have gone with. The inevitable “missing limb photo” from our own photo collections.
Instead of showing you a photo of someone missing their head, I’ve decided to share a photo of someone standing ON their head.
|Jan Albert Iverson as a Boy|
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Who is this you ask? This is Jan Albert Iverson, my Dad. I really don’t know just how old he is in this photo, but I would guess he is a rather youngish boy. And I don't know if he was just being silly or was showing his athleticism (hey mom! look what I can do!).
What I do know is that I love this photo of my Dad in his youth.
To me it shows Dad's silly side. In many ways he really was a kid at heart. He was a very good dad to us three kids. Here are a few examples of the special times we kids shared with our dad ~
- When my two brothers and I were little kids, he would take us to the park on Saturday mornings. He had made a parachute out of silky fabric and attached a heavy metal washer to the ends of the strings. He would throw it high into the air and we kids delightedly watched as it would gently float toward the ground.
- When we were little kids, our family owned a green 1964 Volkswagen Bug. Remember those? On occasion, my Dad and Mom would gather us kids together and we would all pile into our green VW Bug and drive over to A&W to get Papa, Mama and Baby Burgers and frosty mugs of root beer. Then we would head over to the drive-in to watch a movie. Fun times!
- My Dad loved football and I remember sitting on the couch in front of the TV watching football games with him. Ya, I still love football!
My Dad was a loving husband and father, a computer programmer by profession, and a genealogist/family historian as well.
Thanks for traveling with me down memory lane. And to think all these memories started with a photo of my dad standing on his head!
To see what other Sepia Saturday participants have written this week, there’s no need to STAND ON ceremony, just HEAD on over to Sepia Saturday.
Thanks for reading!
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