Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Dad in His Youth

My Dad in His Youth, originally uploaded by confections.
One of my mother's favorite photos of my Dad, circa 1950, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

My Dad and His Four Brothers, Circa 1930
My Dad and his four brothers, taken about 1930. Left to right: Ralph Alphonse, Vincent Nicholas, Alfred Michael, John Clement (my Dad), and Frank Cletus.

My grandmother and grandfather called three of their five sons by their middle names, so my uncles were: Uncle Ralph, Uncle Vince, my Dad (Uncle Clem to my cousins), Uncle Clete, and Uncle Mike. My Uncle Clete is the only one still alive.

My Dad with One of His World War II Buddies, circa 1969
My Dad (on the right) with one of his World War II buddies, Ray Wilken. Ray and his wife had come into town for a visit and they sat around the dining room table and caught up on their lives. Circa spring of 1969.

Happy Father's Day!


  1. Very nice tribute to your Dad! I posted about Father's Day, too. Thank goodness for these wonderful men!

  2. so nice to have these old pics isn't it! I love my dad too!

  3. Love your pictures. Our beloved fathers...