Friday, August 2, 2013

My Dad was born 100 Years Ago Today.

Vern Wherrett Tomlinson
2 August 1913
    Dad was a swimmer and that's just one sport among many that he excelled in.  He learned to swim in the ocean.  Several summers when Dad was very young his mother and grandmother would rent a 'cottage' right on the California beach where Dad and his sister Louise spent the summer in their bathing suits only putting on Sunday clothes to attend Church.  
     Dad taught me how to swim, I don't remember when I couldn't swim. One summer when we lived in Jerome, Idaho he managed the City Pool and I spent every waking moment in the water pretending to be Ester Williams. Dad made me feel like I was just as pretty and could swim as good as Ester. I loved being with my dad. 

  This picture of dad was taken when he was washing the family car in front of  the family home in Albion, Idaho.  So typical of Dad; keeping the car clean. 
    I could list many wonderful things about my dad.  Dad wouldn't want me to; a very modest man.      

Miss you Dad; Love you, so Happy you are my Dad.  
   Happy 100th Birthday!



Nick Robertson said...

Sounds like a cool guy! It will be cool to meet him again someday.

Kathy said...

What a sweet post! Happy birthday to your dad!


Yes Cassidy, a cool guy and he will be thrilled to see you some day.
And Thanks for stopping by Kathy,
Loved visiting with your daughter at the Family Center on Saturday.