Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Edit: Derek came across this picture and I had to post it since I was just writing about my dad. This picture is priceless to me...

Matching curly hair. I love it!


I want to wish a very happy birthday to my Daddy! My dad is a very talented musician. He has always had his own band and has his own entertainment company. He can play just about any instrument, but is especially gifted on the violin (we call it a fiddle) and the saxophone. He can play anything from a classical string quartet, to a mariachi, to a hoedown!

I have memories as a child listening to him play. He often would have some of his friends come over to our house and they would play music and my sisters and I would watch and dance around. It was a lot of fun. I was always proud to go hear my dad play. He has been a part of some pretty exciting local events, playing for Bill Clinton and other dignitaries of our state . I'm really proud of his talent. I guess a lot of my dad's talent came to him from his father, my Papaw, who was a world champion fiddle player and even played with Elvis at one time. I, unfortunately, didn't inherit any of that gene (I got the curly hair, long legged gene from him instead...ha!). My dad also has a crazy sense of humor, and I have yet to go anywhere with him where he didn't know someone. People are just always saying hi to him or coming up to visit with him. He has friends everywhere! :) He loves to go hunting and fishing and can grow a mean garden. He's just a great guy!

Happy Birthday, Daddy! I hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

Easter Sunday 1976. I was 3 1/2 years old. My mom always put us in white gloves for Easter. I'm the last one on the right. :)

14 comments:

The Garners said...

What a great picture!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness!! I swear I had a dress JUST LIKE THAT ONE!!! Too funny to be that little and STILL be twinkies! Loved the pic!

Happy Birthday Leigh Ann's Dad!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

There for a minute I thought I was looking at EG =)!

Your dad sounds like a very talented man!!!

Heather said...

That is so neat that your dad is such a talented musician. I wish I had musical talent, but I don't. My son does, though, and he also plays the violin and the saxophone. How cool!

karamy3sons said...

Love that picture of your father and sisters. Gotta love the white gloves. It is amazing how much EG looks like you in that family photo. Have a blessed week!

Kara - I Cor. 13

Becky said...

How exciting that your dad played for Pres. Clinton and your grandad played for Elvis!! I love the white gloves! It brings back memories of Easter when I was little girl.

Betsy said...

That is such a sweet post! I wish I could your dad play!! I think that is so great.

And, you! Look how cute you are!! You look alot like Ella Grace in that picture! :)

Lauren said...

OMG! He played with ELVIS??? You need to write more about that. For psycho-want-him-to-still-be-alive-but-know-he's-not fans like me. Even though I wasn't even born when he died. Or played. Like that matters. Also, totally diggin' on the gloves.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! Ella Grace looks SO much like you! So cute!

Meag said...

There is something so touching about hearing about a Daddy through a daughters eyes! I love that picture of you - too cute!

Melissa said...

Dads are just precious, aren't they!? My dad sings and is in a Barbershop group! It's really fun to see him perform even though he is almost 70. I like to sing too and when we sing old hymns in church I can just hear his harmony beside me. I always cry!
Sweet post girl! And I love the pics of your family. Your little girl is so sweet!
Have a good day!

Kelly said...

That Easter picture is adorable! You are so cute - I think you kind of look like EG in that pic! :-)

His Doorkeeper said...

What a wonderful sweet post about your Dad! So which one of your kids do you think might be musical?

I love those old pictures! You were such a cute little girl...think how Ella will love seeing that picture when she gets older!

Candy said...

This is such a sweet post! I loved reading it and seeing the pictures! :)