Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Daddy's Day Memories...

 
  Daddy, in his uniform, holding my niece,
who is  39, now. 
I remember sitting in Daddy's lap and playing with his tire gauge.  I wish I could find it. I remember those maps, in their little wire racks, and the peanuts and gum machine, too.

Daddy owned, or worked, at Mobil Stations, during much of my growing up years, back when you had full service...Gee, wouldn't that be nice.  Joshua made this memory box from scraps of wood.

An old rusty tin with the cloth still in it.
Josh made the box and painted the sign, weathering it just right.

I added the decorations and memories.... 
The horse has great graphics, plus holds memories for me. 

Once Daddy told me a story about his friend, who was a steel worker in Dallas. After his friend and the others installed the Mobil horse on the skyscraper, one of them got on and rode it for a twirl. Those guys were men of steel, for sure. 
One of my button bouquets and scrabble pieces.

Daddy was 50 when I was born, so he would be 100, if he were still with us.

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies...
Lezlee

We are still having a party~ so hop on over!

Right now, I am playing show and tell over at My Romantic Home, Holiday Haven and Tickled Pink.

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22 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

what a perfect tribute to your dad!
gail

Jill said...

That is such a neat box. He looked like a loving and wonderful man! I'll think of you every time I see one of those old maps now.

Diann said...

Hi Prior!

What a wonderful collection of family history and a great tribute to your dad! My grandpa retired from a Mobil Refinery . Worked there after WW2 until early 1980's. So Mobil gas stations were the ones we used.

Glenda... said...

That's pretty neat Lezlee...
A nice tribute to your dad..
blessings,
glenda

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Sounds like your dad was a wonderful man!

Cindy~ said...

Wow! If they would have had YouTube back then, I'll bet that skyscraping saddler would have been featured right on it. That must have been a sight to see! What an interesting post. Your dad would be touched.

Cindy~

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

What a great tribute and memories of your dad! Very special. I love the concept of your blog! I'll check it out more later, thanks!

Sandra said...

That is a wonderful Mobile board and tribute to your dad...I remember Mobile regular gas at 25 cents a gallon and the great full service stations!

Holly said...

Wat great collection of memorabilia and what an absolutely sweet tribute to your father.

Earl's Daughter said...

I discovered "you" your site over at Frenchy's Follow-Friday post. Glad i stopped in this box is awesome! I love history especially family history and this touching!


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Beverly said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Dad. Remember him with love on this special day. Thank you for your lovely comment about my Dad on my blog. Take care:)

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Aw!
I love it!
I hope you can find his tire gauge sometime!
If your dad was 50, how old was your mom?
And is she still here?
(Is that nosey?)
Thank you for the Birthday wishes! I love them!
Hugs,
~me

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a fabulous memory box. My grandpa was a mechanic so I can just imagine the smells too.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

How great is this!?! What a wonderful memory and interesting decor piece.

raggygirlvintage said...

What wonderful memories and a wonderful way to remember and honor your Dad.
Thanks for visiting!
Tracey

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Thanks! :)

artteachergirl said...

Sweet, sweet post!!! Your dad sounds like a fine, hard working man. That Josh of yours is something else...so talented! He did such a good job on the memory box! I would have loved to have seen those guys riding that horse on that building. Vicki

Anne Maskell said...

I love things like this, brings back so many sweet memories, doesn't it? Thanks so much for visiting me!

trash talk said...

What a perfect way to honor your daddy. Love your memory box and all the thought that went into it.
Would have loved to have met him and the cowboy who rode Pegasus! Those are real men!
Yes...I do miss full service. I'd gladly pay the extra money to have someone come out and tip their hat to me and say "Check under the hood for you?". I miss the attention to service that is so lacking in our society today.
Debbie
P.S. Sounds like your Josh is a might fine man himself!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Such a warm tribute to your Daddy. Beautiflu memory box.

Full service, yes miss it so
*hugs*deb

Coleen's Corner said...

What a wonderful tribute. My Dad is still with us, I am blessed. He owned a Skelly gas station back in the full service days. I used to love going to the station. He'd give me quarters and let me wash out the car wash floor. Oh the memories!

Creative Ambitions said...

Lezlee... I love this... great idea... loved how you showcased these memories!!