Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Daddy-Ira Lee Shepard

This Friday Photo Flashback is in memory of my father Ira. He was born April 16, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away August 6, 1985 in Clovis, California. This is my dad when he was a baby. I love the baby buggy.
This is by far my most favorite picture of my dad. I am not sure how old he is here but I am thinking he is probably 9 or 10.

This is a picture of my parents on their wedding day, March 24, 1958.


This is a picture of my dad in his uniform. He was in the Air Force for 20 years. This picture was probably taken in the late 60's. This is how I pretty much remember him looking.



This is the most fabulous family picture around. Sadly, I think it was our last one. This was taken about March or April of 1978. It was after I had my breast reduction and before my brother, David, left on his 2 year mission for our church.




Friday Photo Flashback

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19 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Wonderful pictures. I love the way they use to put color on them. Very sweet post, sorry you lost him at such a young age.

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Cool old photos. My Mum's wedding pictures are "re-coloured" also. I guess that was the thing before polaroid. Rosemary

Rose said...

thanks for sharing the photos and sharing some things about your dad. Take care. Rose

Lucy said...

I can relate to these photo's my dad was born in 1929 and my mom in 1931 I am blessed both are still living and their pictures are tucked away in the house! Looking at your pictures reminded me of ours!

Michele Chastain said...

Your Dad was very handsome. I love the family pic, too!

Terry said...

I am following from Friday Follow Over 40.

Great blog!!! Hope you stop by and see me soon. Terry

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Myrna R. said...

I love your blog and decided to become a follower. You are so creative. I hope a little rubs off on me.

The pictures of your Dad are great. It made me think of my grandfather (surrogate Dad).

Sue said...

It's hard to lose a father so early. He looks like a great guy!

=)

Pam Ponder said...

those are great pictures!!! sorry you lost your dad when you where so young...

Uncle Tom said...

He must have been a great man - after all, look at his daughter.

Jill said...

I can't get over how MUCH your brother Dave looks like your Dad in that last family photo!

Xmas Dolly said...

These are fantastic family memories, and the way you describe them is so sweet, and warm to the heart. I've been looking for old pictures of strollers. I was wondering if you would mind if I copy the one of your dad's. Sure would appreciate it. The oldest one I've found so far is 1969 when my daughter was born. Also, thanks for stopping by, and I'm already a follower.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my! I love all those photos of your family! by the way, I have a baby buggy (I think they called them 'perambulators' then) that looks very similar to yours. It was made in Leominster, MA...a long time ago.

Have a blessed Lord's Day!

Alicia said...

Those are all great photos! I think the last family photo we have with our mom was also at Olan Mills, back in 1986!

A Mommy Bloggers BFF said...

I love it when bloggers share pics from the past. Thanks so much for letting us take a glimpse into your life. :)

Stopping by from Lady Bloggers Tea Party. :)

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

Great photos of your family. I also like the baby buggy!

~Naila Moon

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Candace said...

Your photos are awesome, Karen! I, too, love the baby buggy.

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

I enjoy your photo flashbacks!

Love the wedding day photo. Great dress.

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