Wednesday, April 04, 2012

the man who couldn't sit still

My dad is the most hard-working man I know. I would say 'no offense Edgar," but he's certain to agree with dad is something else.
Mama and Daddy sold their business and retired my freshman year in college [thank goodness for in-state tuition!]; the only thing is, I don't think anyone ever explained to Daddy what it means to retire. After nearly forty years of back-breaking labor setting monuments in cemeteries throughout western North Carolina and east Tennessee, he doesn't know how to relax, or perhaps more accurately, doesn't enjoy it nearly as much as he does working.

Here's to the moment at the end of the day, when the daylight is gone and Daddy finally sits down to read...and quickly falls to sleep :D


martinealison said...

Une très jolie capture... Vous avez choisi le bon moment de sa journée... un bel hommage d'amour.
Gros bisous

DeVona said...

Lovely sketch in words and ink of your Dad.

Rosie_Kate said...

I have a Daddy (and husband!) like that... I love hard-working men!

Such a great drawing!

Rebecca Trump said...

This reminds me so much of my grandpa, and my father-in-law :) Love the illustration!

TeresaR said...

That's a generation that knows how to work hard. My dad worked two jobs for many years. He's been retired for a while now, but he still tinkers a lot because it's hard to sit still. :)

AS said...

Really nice!