Celebrating Fathers

dad and grandpa s

fathers of fathers
a photograph, a silence—
echos enduring

My father and his father from a favorite photo–circa World War II.  Must have been right before my father left for Europe.

My grandfather remained in the States for the Second World War.  He also served in WWI.  He lived to 102, almost making it into his third century.  His great-grandchildren are lucky to have real memories of a person, not just a photo and a name.

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27 responses to “Celebrating Fathers”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    A lovely portrait and tribute.
    My grandfathers were both in the 90s when they died, but it was still before my daughters could know them. I hope they have some memories of my dad.

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  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    This is wonderful, Kerfe. I just love your lines. So expressive, and I bet anyone knowing them could recognize them from your drawing. Thanks for sharing it. ❤

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  3. REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate says :

    This is fantastic, I love everything about it, the style etc, and I love everything it is about and represents. Love it, love it, love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Teresa Robeson says :

    A wonderful drawing of some wonderful men! Your family was lucky to have your grandfather around for so long.

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  5. Sharon Mann says :

    A beautiful tribute Kerfe, the drawing shows the love.

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  6. rivrvlogr says :

    Their faces are so expressive.

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  7. Jodi says :

    I love how you sketch with those squiggly lines! A truly unique talent to do that and still create something with such life likeness! LOVE LOVE LOVE this K!

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  8. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    What wonderful drawings – a marvellous tribute.

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  9. Catherine Johnson says :

    Impressive and great sketch.

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  10. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Love this sketch! It’s fabulous and so expressive! And wow… 102? That’s amazing!

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  11. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    A wonderful drawing and memory!

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  12. Jill Kuhn says :

    WOW! This sketch is amazing! Love doing these one-liner sketches but you take it to a new level, Kerfe! 💜🎨💕


  13. Carol King says :

    Love your drawings.


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