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Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday's Photo: Dad's Garage

I was surprised to find this photo of Dad when cleaning out a desk drawer. Not a great photo of Dad, but loved that I could see so much of the garage. On the table were his crossword puzzle book and a dictionary.  

We had parties in the garage.
This was probably my 9th
birthday in 1964
Dad's garage was probably one of the busiest places in the house. The washer and dryer were housed in the garage, it was the home of Dad's tools, and it was the family entry and exit point. On rainy days, we played in the garage. Mom's childhood chalkboard was on the wall and a hopscotch was painted on the floor. 

Dad's workbench
Always neat and clean
It was Dad's man-cave. He read the paper and did his crossword puzzles in the garage. A phone, a refrigerator, and even a small television were kept in his garage. 

When grandchildren came along, their growth was measured on one wall. Dad passed away in 2001. Mom sold the house in 2008. Before she moved,  I took photos of the marks on the wall. 

 Paul, Jason, Emily, and Will - these are for you. 

The first photo shows growth marks and dates for Emily and Jason.

Just above are marks and dates for William and Paul. William was the last one measured on May 12, 2008. 


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