Richard Emerson Toy – b. May 7, 1916, d. Dec. 30, 1994

Today is the 100th anniversary of my father’s birth! Happy Birthday, D.O.D (Dear Old Dad as he signed himself in letters to me). I know you’re likely enjoying yourself at that big cottage in the sky! Raising a glass in your memory, Daddio … although, in this first photo you’re probably saying, “Oh, buzz off, Baby!”


Dad in uniform




13 responses

  1. Beautiful, Susan. You’ve done Daddio proud!

  2. A heartfelt tribute. Lovely pictures. I’m sure he’s raising a glass back to you. πŸ™‚

    1. I know he is! He always said he didn’t like us kids much until we were old enough to drink with him. πŸ˜‰

      1. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ❀

  3. Lovely remembrance and tribute to your dad, Susan. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

  4. Nice tribute, Susan. Congratulations on the new book! Liz and Mike

  5. How lovely Sue! Curiously, I recently wrote a poem to acknowledge my father’s 90th, if he were still alive. It feels good to remember them, doesn’t it!

  6. Hey, what a lovely tribute. All the very best.

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