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June 20, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: My Dad – as it’s Father’s Day

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Sentimental Sunday — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 11:00 pm

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!!

original photograph in my private collection - copyright 2010

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.

original photograph in my private collection - copyright 2010

My dear Dad – I think of you always, but especially today – I miss you so much.



  1. What a lovely thought, Chrissie. It made me think of my father, Kenneth Read Everitt (his mother was one of the Quainton Reads). He would have been so interested in everything I’ve unearthed about the family history and how I wish I could ask him questions! Scarcely a day passes that I don’t think of him.

    Comment by Ann Cocks — June 23, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    • Hallo cousin Ann,

      It’s so lovely to hear from you here on the blog. Thanks for visiting and for your comment. My Dad would have loved all this research we are able to do now and I just know he would find all the blogs so interesting. (And you and I share Dads with very similar names)! I very much wish I could ask my Dad lots of questions now. I remember a lot of things he said over the years about some of the ancestors that he knew or knew of, but unfortunately when I was younger I did not think too much about remembering the important details of this information, so consequently there is a lot I wish I could re-check with Dad.

      Aah, the Quainton Reads! Did you see I have added that to my “Coming Soon …” page? I will try to get all the Quainton Read quandary research up on the blog during the coming week, if not before! I bet you were surprised to hear from cousin Maureen that I am more or less of the same opinion as you now about William Read and his wife Elizabeth Bush!! 😉

      Thanks again for your visit and comment Ann, it is much appreciated.

      Kind regards,
      cousin Chrissie (rootsresearcher)

      Comment by rootsresearcher — June 24, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

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