Like Father, Like Son

Yes, As I get older, I come to realize that I have assumed many of dad’s qualities.

Below is the oldest picture I have of Dad and me. I believe I was 3 years old (1963)  There were older photos, but they were destroyed in the flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Dad loved to read paperbacks about wars or police work and until the last few years of his life, he always had a book with him so he was ready if the opportunity presented itself and he had a few minutes to himself.

Reading with Dad, 1963 Hillside, NJ


In as much as Elissa and Cole read to Adeline every evening, yesterday was the first time I took the opportunity to do so.

And what book did I read my granddaughter?

It was “A Charlie Brown Christmas”,  gifted to me a few years ago by our daughter Elissa, Adeline’s mom.   I must admit it was quite emotional for me and I choked up a couple of times, but I got through it and then we watched the Army-Navy game.

Being a grandparent is much more fun than I thought it would be.

Me and my girl, 2019 Columbia, SC


The Book

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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8 Responses to Like Father, Like Son

  1. This is beautiful. Multi-generational beautiful.


  2. Writer Lori says:

    Laying the foundation for beautiful memories for you both and a lifetime of joy for Adeline… Lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. joyce hoffmann says:

    Charlie Brown’s Christmas is one of my favorite stories. To this day I still watch the story on tv and cry. What memories you are building.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever read the book, just watched the tv show. By the way, who’s the guy without the beard? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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