For this Sentimental Sunday and as it is Father’s Day I thought I would mention my dear Dad. He is Kenneth Read and has sadly been gone from us for quite a number of years now.
Dad had a great interest in our family history and made quite a start on it and was delighted to get back to the mid 1800s in Buckinghamshire. He, like us, thought we were Londoners!!
Since he passed away the internet has arrived and there is just so much out there for those of us seeking our ancestors. He so would have loved what we do now, and the genealogy blogs, and I think he would be quite chuffed to find himself the subject of this Father’s Day Sentimental Sunday!!
This photo was taken in our garden one summer when I was about 15 years old so Dad would have been about 40 years old. With us are Susie (in my arms) and Dora, two of the three poodles we had.
The next photo shows Dad as a much younger man, in the very early 1940s. He joined the Merchant Navy when he was 15 (he told them he was 16!!) and this photo was taken somewhere on his travels during the War years.
My dear Dad – I think of you always, but especially today – I miss you so much.