My Fathers eyes....
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June 14th, 2008 – by: hummingbird50
My Dad had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. I never remember him ever raising his voice in anger. I do however remember always getting into trouble of some kind or another, and probably trying his patience. I also remember getting my butt whooped on only two occassions. Once when my cousin and I were riding our horses around the farm (this was not a small farm), we stopped to play in the haystackes and then feel asleep.
I remember still when I was a baby...(grin)...my Dad used to put my feet in his hands and balance me up in the air...I always thought I could fly...I still have all the old movies of him on the farm. I still think I can fly and reach the sky.... My Mom and Dad ran the farm and my Grandparents used to come up every summer for a few months and help out. My Grandpa stayed with us for a few years after his wife (My Grandma) died.
SHORT FAMILY HISTORY
My Great Grandfather Frank E. Brown went to Calgary, Alberta in October of 1904. He had read wonderful stories about the Canadian Northwest. During the World's Fair at St. Louis, he saw an exhibit of what could be grown there.
He moved the family to Alberta in the spring of 1905. My Grandfather Leonard Brown moved with my Grandmother Mary Brown in April 11, along with my uncle Walter, Aunt Grance.
My Great Grandmothers folks were Holland dutch and English, My Great Grandfather was Scottish and Irish..
So My Father Doulgas Brown was Dutch, English, Scottish and Irish....
My Mother is Polish and Ukranian.
Me...I am a mixed bag....(grin).
My Granfather was Born February 1st 1891
My Father was an only Child he was born January 11th 1923.
My Great Grandparents farmed cattle, turkeys...and grew wheat...and vegtables.
My Grandfather liked mostly the cattle and wheat...
My Father who was born in the house that they lived in...wanted off the farm...
He always wanted to be a Park Ranger...he met my Mother they lived on the farm until I was 6 and then moved To Campbell River.
So that is a wee bit of history.
So this is for All Dads..or who have Dads...or will be a Dad....Happy Fathers day to all of you...
I miss my Dad very much as I never got to know him really well...but I remember so much about his humor, and his voice and his smile.
I remember so much through his films...and now through his eyes at his photos...
So come with me...and see the world through the eyes of Douglas Brown......
Thanks for the memories Dad....
I miss you Dad...Happy Fathers day....
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