Friday, February 10, 2012

for Dad

My brother took a day off of work (thank you, David!) and that made for a wonderful day in St. Petersburg, Florida. My husband, Dad, David, and I participated in hanging Dad's new painting on a nice wall in his sitting area. He was pretty happy about it, as you can see from his big smile. I've written about Dad before on this blog, so I won't belabor the sadder aspects of the visit. You can read more here if you are interested.

After lunch al fresco, we took a long walk with Dad to the Dali Museum. It was sunny and warm (and humid) but pelican-filled and lovely. We met up with the rest of my brother's family for dinner. Later that evening, when we dropped Dad off at his place, he told me, "I had a ferociously good time today!"

Some days are sweet like that!


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

A wonderful end to a day filled with family. How nice you have a brother to share them with.

You are a good daughter. Your love shines through.

SamArtDog said...

I recognized that smiling face on your blog's thumbnail. Your dad looks so genuinely happy here. How wonderful! Your painting looks like something that will continue to make him that happy every time he looks at it.

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

Lovely description of a memorable day. Thank you.

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

aww Katharine pictures ARE worth a thousand words!

I haven't stopped by for awhile but finally took the time to catch up here with your travels, words, music and drawings/sketches-such a pleasure to peruse on a snowy Sunday afternoon. Loved the visit!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks for the kind comments! While much is lost for Dad, he remains a nice man who is very polite. Even when he has no idea he is speaking with his daughter.