Friday, January 18, 2013

Flashback Friday #4: Thinking of Dad

Martha of the blog Seaside Simplicity has a meme, Flashback Friday. I have a bunch of photos from my dad's papers that need scanning, so....

My mom had this old photo of my dad on her vanity mirror as I was growing up. Until the divorce, that is. I found this in my dad's desk in June after my stepmother died.

This was in a box of my dad's papers when we went through his stuff after Christmas. It was almost certainly taken at my brother's high school graduation party in our back yard in Manlius. It's my dad, me, and my brother Steve.

Steve told me something while we were in Wilmington that I'd never, ever suspected. When my mom was pregnant with me, my dad asked Steve what girl's name he liked for a little sister. Steve was watching Mickey Mouse Club at the time, and he had a bit of a crush on little Karen (Steve was six years old at the time). So I'm named after Karen Pendleton! 

He doesn't know it yet, but my dad is leaving North Carolina soon and coming to live in a memory care unit a couple of miles away from me here in Tucson. He'll be here on February 6th.



Martha said...

Love your photos Karen. You were adorable! Too funny how you were named - and you never knew until now! Thanks so much for playing along. I will link you up :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a cute story about your name! Love these old photos...they tell our story!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a great photo - and I remember Karen from the MMC!

Leave It To Davis said...

I had a pair of glasses like those when I was in the fifth grade. Mine were baby blue...they were my first pair of glasses. Before them, I didn't know you could see individual leaves on a tree when you were not right up on it.

My brother's name is Steve, too. :)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Yup, my glasses were blue as well. They always were until high school, when I got my first wire rims.