The Benefits Of Fatherhood

I traveled the hour to Columbia today to have lunch with our daughter, Elissa (aka Jelly)  and to meet her “new” dog, Selby.  Elissa was in charge, picking up sandwiches from DiPrato’s Deli and we had a picnic under a cloudless sky, on the banks of the Congaree River at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheatre.


The river was a little muddy today, but still fun to watch.


It was great to spend time with Elissa, talking a bit about her upcoming wedding, life in general and to meet the newest member of our fur family. Selby is a ten-year-old Black Lab – Austrailian Shepherd mix. She belonged to a family in Houston, TX, but they were not able to keep her. Another daughter, Megan, who is at school in Houston, brokered the rescue in a hurricane.

Even though I had one of my offices only a block away from the Riverwalk, I never knew it existed.  My loss as it is beautiful.

There is nothing like a daughter, a dog, and a great pastrami Reuben, (with a cream soda) to brighten one’s day.



The dog has a good life.




I love the contrasts and lines. That’s the Gervais St. Bridge, connecting West Columbia and Columbia.



She’s a pretty girl who found a great home.



About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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4 Responses to The Benefits Of Fatherhood

  1. Love the photos Ray. Congrats on a daughter with an upcoming wedding! Our son is getting married next summer and we are so looking forward to it.

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  2. misifusa says:

    Wonderful afternoon Ray for all of you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. P & J says:

    A wonderful new addition to your family! 🙂

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