Sunday, November 9, 2008

FUN MONDAY - To those that Served






Our Host - The effervescent and luminescent Janis From Life According to Jan and Jar

Our Assignment - Since Next Tuesday is Veterans Day, Janis thought it would be nice to salute our Veterans and show our appreciation. Photo requirement of something pateriotic




First Picture - My Dad from before WWII (Bernard Francis)





Second Picture - Some of DaddyBoy's Ribbons

Third Picture - DaddyBoy at his 90th Birthday



Fourth Picture- my nephew (Bernard Francis Jr) Don't know that he counts as a Veteran as he is still in the reserves.



Guess Service to Our Country runs in the Family.



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22 comments:

The Church Lady said...

What a handsome fellow your dad is!

karisma said...

Great photo's! I love the older picture! It always amazes me how serious everyone looked in those days!

Alison said...

wonderful pictures..they are great!!

lisaschaos said...

Great post! :) I'm so thankful to all who have served and are serving. :)

Gattina said...

The only soldier I know was my uncle who spent 10 years of his life in Siberia when he was 15 !

Faye said...

I hope we all look as well as DaddyBoy does in our 90s! Please tell us what he does and we need to do the same thing!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures with us. My parents have similar of my grandparents serving in WWII.

Olive said...

This is a poignant representation of our veterans.

Thank you - hugs and love to you.

SwampAngel65 said...

I finally get to see a picture of your dad! He is a good looking man.

I'll call you later this evening and fill you in on my weekend. Things are looking better...finally!

And a note to Swampy: Why "BITE ME"???? I didn't mean anything bad!

m (the misanthrope) said...

Wow - I am really enjoying everyone's Fun Monday responses. What a great post! And your Dad looks terrific at 90 - I hope I look as good at that age!

{i}Post said...

Great way to honor Veteran's Day. Thanks to all in your family who served and are still serving.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wonderful photos....thanks for sharing. At 90 years old, he looks still, might spry!! Fabulous.

Mine's posted...scroll down to the last of my Monday blog. See you there.

anecdotes said...

I love the fact that you posted his pictures ALL through the years. Amazing group of gentlemen who came from THE GREATEST GENERATION !

My, that's a lot of medals hanging on your nephew's uniform. Thanks for including his photo. He certainly deserves accolades, too. The Reserves play a very important role in our military.

Janis said...

Great photos, If your Dad is still with us, please say thank you for serving. Thanks for sharing and God Bless

ChrisB said...

Your dad has a wonderful collection of ribbons. He looked marvelous on his 90th.

Karmyn R said...

Thanks to your dad and nephew for serving!

storyteller said...

What marvelous family photos and how lucky you are to have your Dad still with you. This is a lovely tribute. I didn’t have time to post earlier today, so I’ve included a ‘belated’ Fun Monday in an ‘early’ Tuesday post at Small Reflections … just because.
Hugs and blessings,

Lala said...

Sorry if I left two comments here - but I just wanted to make sure to say how lucky you are to have such wonderful photos that chronicle your family's dedication! Thank you so much for sharing.

Jan said...

Great post, you Dad set a good example.

mamarehema said...

Yes, your Nephew counts as a veteran, the reserves is the new active duty...great pictures

Sayre said...

Service seems to run in mine too. Loved the picture of "DaddyBoy"!

Cruise Mom said...

Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments! I love the pictures you have shared.