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Friday Photo Flashback ~ 1953

Friday Photo Flashback
It's time for another Friday Photo Flashback when I link up with Alicia of More Than Words.

Dig out those pre-digital camera photos and start your engines ...scanning!

You're going to get two pictures for the price of one.  This photo was taken during my first year which would have been 1953.  Yes, you read that correctly! 

I was born February 1, 1953.  I cannot lie fib since I have way too many high school friends on Facebook.

I think my parents liked to take many photos.  Here I am laughing at another photo of ...ME!

I was definitely a daddy's girl.  I opened the month of February with my birthday and my dad ended the month; February 28th.  I guess I'm not counting Leap Year.

Here's my dad barbecuing in the backyard.  Somehow my mom always claimed she didn't have the barbecue gene so my dad gladly took over. 

Dad also had a ritual of making the family Sunday morning breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, toast and OJ.  And we used to always sit down at the table together saying grace in Norwegian.

My mom created this needlepoint for me to always remember our prayer.

I'll be unpacking boxes tomorrow to locate more photos to share on Sunday for Father's Day.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. We said that prayer at every meal. Did you? My children have all had to learn it but since they don't use it regularly, they mostly don't remember it. Did you ever go someplace where they sang the prayer to the tune of the Doxology?
    Maybe we should have tried that at Denny's :)

  2. Debbie, I love the photo of you!! That is so precious! And how awesome for you to have that tradition every Sunday! That is so special.

  3. I love your baby photo. You are so cute. :) Your dad looks gorgeous, too!

    Happy weekend!

  4. You were such a little angel.

  5. Such precious photos and memories!

    I didn't realize we shared a birthday month! I'm Feb. 6

    Love You,

  6. Love these! You are just adorable my friend. And love the picture of your dad bbqing. I have plenty of those of my husband. LOL! My Dad NEVER cooked anything that I can remember.

    Have a great weekend my friend.

  7. Oh what fun Debbie.. I love these pics! And the needlepoint prayer... a treasure!

    We also prayed in Norwegian for the meals.. I can't spell it right, but it was:

    Chara Gud vil sing da maten
    yas anam, amen! ... i think!! :) that sure doesn't look right though.

    Still praying, for today...

    Love you!


  8. I love these pictures!!! and hearing about them.

    but did any one else catch that you said you were born in 2010? you age quickly!! ha!

  9. I am a Daddy's girl too! And, we had a girl from The Netherlands live with us for a year and she gave us a needlepoint of The Lord's Prayer, in Flemish. It is beautiful.

  10. Oh, I loved this! Such sweet pictures and memories...and we share the same birth day! I was born on Feb 1st...just 2 days after my dad's birthday....

  11. How fun to see that you and I and Karen share the ame birth date - Feb. 1st! I was born in '54. Your photos are great, and i love the needlepoint your mother stitched.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. I have a picture of Sonja and me and our dad barbecuing hot dogs on the beach, reminded me of your dad here, so cute! We barbecue as often as we can, but I think I actually took the reins a looong time ago...when we were first married the 100% charcoal (steaks were they?) we crunched after my husband was intently talking and "barbecuing" at the same time to some particularly special guests...
    vidunderlig dag Debbie! Love you!

    Carol Joy

  13. Very fun to see your baby photo. I'll have to do this at my blog sometime.

  14. Love duh pics! Too cool! Us daddy girls have to stick together! Dang your dad looks like mine... well somewhat your Dad's hair is much thicker then my dad's. Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by.

  15. The baby photo of you is SO cute!

  16. How sweet! I love your little curl on the top of your head. What a great idea of a photo of you with the photo of you when you were younger :o)

    My hubby's dad was also born Feb 28 :o) I also happily give over the grilling to my hubby...it is always so nice when it's grilling time :o)

    That is also a great tradition of your dad's breakfast-making :o) And how special to have your mom's needlepoint of the prayer in Norwegian!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I just got home, but wanted to stop by! I always look forward to your comments :o)


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