Saturday, June 15, 2024

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Three Things For Father's Day

  Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night Again - 

Time For Some More Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  It's Father's Day on Sunday.  Tell us three things about your father, or one of your grandfathers (or another male ancestor), that have influenced you in your life.

2)  Share your response on your own blog or in a Facebook post.  Please share a link in Comments on this post if you write your own post.

Here's mine:

My maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) was one of the biggest male influences on me.  He was humble, soft-spoken, disciplined and always right in every thing he said or did.  

1)  He was loyal and determined.  For instance, he started as a cash boy at age 14 in the Marston's department store in San Diego, and retired as the head auditor after 56 years in 1961.   He and my grandmother were married for 58 years and I never heard them argue.

2)  He was small (5'7" and 125 pounds in 1918 at age 26), and was really smart.  He knew how to do almost anything - build and maintain a house, plant, nourish and trim bushes and trees, keep the automobile running, understand science and explain it.

3)  He never raised his voice, and was very patient and kind.  He loved his daughter and grandsons.  He had personal interests - philately the most time consuming.  I think he collected and shared and traded postage stamps all his life and was very proud of his collection.  He read a lot and studied maps and learned from experience.  


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ByAPearl said...

Here are my three things:

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine:

Janice M. Sellers said...

And here's mine.