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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

My Dad - Remembered

It is now 16 years since since my Dad passed away suddenly at the age of 68yrs.

Aubrey Ernest Hares 
26-2-1930 - 18-6-1998

Here are some memories of him.
First as a child with his Dad.

As a dashing young man with his parents, Ernest Albert Hares and Laura Amelia Hares née Foyne.

When he came to stay with me so we could go the the Olympia model airplane show back in 1994. He's holding one of the "living room stick" planes which he made. They are fashioned in such a way that they fly in circles so can be flown indoors.


















When I met up with him at a model airplane show in Middle Wallop, Easter 1996.




And lastly one of the final times I saw him, when he gave me away at my wedding in February 1998.

He died when I was 3 months pregnant with his first grandson.

Always fondly remembered Dad. I'll light a candle and play my harp just for you.

6 comments:

Karen Gist said...

What beautiful memories you must have my lovely. Sad that you lost him so young. Its 30yrs since I lost mine and think about him every day still and remember the good times and all the advice that he gave me. Gosh you look like your Dad don't you? He will love your harp playing today. HUGS xxx

kokoclowie said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad BJ. I'm sure he's looking down on you enjoying your harp playing xxx

Helen said...

I am sure he enjoyed the harp. Lovely photos, lovely memories. xx

Anne said...

Lovely photos BJ and I'm sure your dad would appreciate your tribute to him. Anne

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a wonderful tribute.
Rinda

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your father was a very handsome man. I see where you get your good looks. Beautiful memories that should never, ever be forgotten and kept alive through photos and the written word. I bet he enjoyed your harp playing, too.