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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

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.


Karen 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

Anonymous 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.

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.