“Who’s thaaaat?” I asked with my three-year old heart filling with love.

She laughed.

That’s your father when he was in the Navy!”


I sat and stared at that picture for the longest time.

My dad was an incredibly handsome man, and I adored him.  I still do.  And he is still the handsomest man I’ve ever known.

Today would have been his 100th Birthday.


Dad loved this picture.  Mr. Whiskers.  1917-2000


Filed under 1917, 2017, Cool people, Crazy family members, Dad, Family, Father-Daughter Relationships, Good Deed Doers, Growing up, Humor, laughter, Love, Missing Folks, Normandy, Taking Care of Each Other, Thanks again

30 responses to “100

  1. Oh my goodness! Your dad could have been a handsome Popeye! He reminds me of an actor today but I can’t think of which one . . .

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  2. That photo is a treasure. Hope you did something special to honor that great smile!

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  3. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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  4. Your dad WAS handsome. Happy Birthday Mr. Whiskers!

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  5. I remember that pic. You’ve posted it before, right?

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  6. A handsome man. Looks charismatic and filled with joyful life.

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  7. Deb

    Great picture. Your dad had a great smile 🙂

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  8. Movie star handsome. You can see the twinkle in his eye and the joy in his smile. Happy birthday, wherever he may be.

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  9. Elyse, you resemble him so much! What a great smile.

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  10. Wow! He is handsome. Did he have any tattoos? It was popular to get them while in the service.

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  11. Happy Hundredth to your Dad, wherever he is! Seems like he must have been getting up there already, when you came along. Are you the youngest?

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  12. It’s a wonderful picture. His smile reaches deep in his eyes and you can actually feel it. You can’t help but smile back.

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  13. Hope you celebrate! He was a hottie (or they not using that term anymore?)

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  14. He was very handsome, Elyse!

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    • Thanks, Cathy. He was. He should have gone to Hollywood, but when I told him that he said he wouldn’t because my mom wouldn’t have gone with him!


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