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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

My Dad, the quiet man.


I've had the photo of my Dad since he died.  I hadn't seen it before, it was hidden away in his personal items.  Dad was a very quiet man, calm and reassuring in times of trouble.  He always wore a tie even going to work in the timber yard he owned by Sidcup station.  You would rarely see him with his shirt unbuttoned even on the hottest of days.  He was a very private man and I don't remember him talking about his own childhood to me as I do to my own children.  Perhaps it was the way of life at that time.  He served during the war but would never talk about it but would have tears in his eyes on Remembrance Sunday.  He was in Holland most of the war and I was named after a little Dutch girl in the family he was billeted with.  I have learned more about him and his family since I started to research my family history.  I've kept the layout very simple to reflect my memories of my Dad, the quiet man.  The paper is from SU and silver card and ribbon from my stash.  I forgot to say that the lettering is a Spellbinders alphabet.

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:
Creative Craft World - Fathers Day

16 comments:

Scrappy Scatty said...

That is so very lovely
xx

flourgirl said...

Gorgeous scrapbook page, a lovely photograph combined with wonderful memories, make a beautiful family treasure xx

hassy said...

That is stunning.. what a gorgeous page devoted to such a lovely man... wow... :) Christine x

bunbun2 said...

that is lovely!xx

Rusty said...

Wow what a beautiful scrapbook page, so pretty and a lovely photograph xx

Craftygirl said...

Gorgeous page, something to treasure x

Rainmac said...

Oh wow what a beautifully compiled page, it's gorgeous xxx

Happy Days said...

Stunning page - this is sure to be treasured for many generations of your family. x

Chocolate Orange said...

Wow Jennie. What a beautiful page and such a fabulous picture. Thankyou for sharing it with is in the Creative Craft World Fathers Day challenge.

Choccy xx

Marg said...

What a lovely glowing tribute to your Dad I love your evocative words that made me feel I knew him. x

Padster said...

Beautiful
Debbie
xx

Angie said...

Oh Jennie - that is lovely. Looks fab and the wording is so nice. Great tribute to your dad.

Mini said...

That's so special, Jennie. Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Craft World.
Sue x
(Design Team)

Sarah A said...

Wow Jennie

This is such a stunning and elegant layout and I love it!

Really enjoyed reading about your Dad too, he sounds like he was such a special man ;-)

Thanks for sharing with us over at Creative Craft World.

Sarah x

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous page Jennie I love the way you have reflected your dad's personality in your page. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft World & good luck.
Jenny x

PepPop said...

Jennie that is such a lovely page and a great tribute to your dad. I love how he always went to work in his tie - funny how it's the little things that stick in your mind. Jaqui x