Happy Dad’s Day!

A photographic essay of the Dads in my life – honoring them, their memories, and just a way of saying we love you still!


Camping trip late 1950s at White Lake State Park, NH//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js


Bex and Daddy in Marblehead, 1972//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js


Family Thanksgiving dinner in Marblehead with Nana, Auntie Margaret, Daddy, Bex, Chuck, and Sarah//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

1st Wedding:


Birthday Party:


Dad & Sarah in D.C.

Sarah & Daddy//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Dad & Mum’s Wedding:


Paul, his Mom and Dad:

Paul & His Folks 1985//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Paul and his Dad building closet:

Elmer and Paul building the pine paneled closet for the front coat closet, and lined in cedar.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Rooftop – Paul and his Dad

Paul and Dad on roof at Crow Cottage late 1980's.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js


Paul and his Dad, Elmer, doing roof work at Crow Cottage in the late 1980's.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

The best Dog-Dad ever, with Rogue and Tassie:


With Nickodemus and Esmeralda:


With Belle:

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Bex and Paul in Pateley Bridge, N. Yorkshire, England, the day we met our long-time friend, Sheila at her shop, The Cat in the Window Antiques:

Bex and Paul in Sheila's shop, The Cat in the Window Antiques in Pateley Bridge, N. Yorkshire, England.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

To the Dads in my life, I salute you all.


Bex & Co.

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I think I could turn and live with animals…

They are so placid and self-contained,

I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

Not one is dissatisfied… not one is demented with the mania of owning things,

Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,

Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass, No. 32”] ~

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7 Responses to Happy Dad’s Day!

  1. Sleeps_With_Rocks says:

    Bex, What a wonderful idea. I’ve had a few dads too. Good influences and role models. Your tribute is kind and thoughtful. x0x0x0x Nora


  2. Bex says:

    Yes, Teri. Paul had two sets of Great Pyrenees… Rogue & Tassie and then Nick and Essie. Nick and Essie moved in with us when we got married and were here a few years. Nick passed first suddenly of cancer but Essie lived several more years and just got old. They were the best dogs — what great spirits they had!


  3. TopsyTurvy says:

    Just noticed this. Lovely pics.

    OMG those dogs are big! Are those Great Pyrenees?


  4. Bex says:

    Maggie, I only have Paul left out of the three Dad’s mentioned in here. Dad Elmer and Dad Reese are gone on to greener pastures.


  5. What wonderful Dad’s you have in your life Bex!


  6. Bex says:

    Thanks PB. I love you!


  7. Sandy says:

    Very nice blog about dads


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