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Comment by Atheist Exile on May 22, 2011 at 2:06am
Wow.  That's one hell of a Dad.  I'm sure you miss him dearly.
Comment by Jo Jerome on August 22, 2009 at 3:13pm
Heehee - my crazy idea. Very glad that by this point Dad had stopped arguing that the photo could never be done and simply put all trust and faith in me. "Ok Dad, hold all of these in this hand, let me drape these other ones over you, oh and grit this one in your teeth and look tough... beautiful!"
Comment by Little Name Atheist on August 22, 2009 at 12:41pm
I love it that he's holding a medal in his teeth.
Comment by Jo Jerome on June 25, 2009 at 3:14pm
Anyway, it had been my vision for many, many years to get a photo of him wearing/surrounded by/buried in all his medals and ribbons. He and others kept telling me, "It can't be done - too many of them." It took me 5 days and help from nieces to sort out the awards and set up the shot, but I got it!!!
Comment by Jo Jerome on June 25, 2009 at 3:12pm
This is my now late father, Spring of '08. The star athlete in high school, he started doing senior olympics (all swimming and diving) and Master's swim competitions at age 55. By his mid-80's (when the photo was taken) he'd amassed close to 1,000 medals and ribbons. Some for just being there but most are actual gold/silver/bronze for placing in the meets.

Best one: In his first national meet he bitched that out of 8 events he swam/dove in, he only got 7 golds and 1 silver. The silver; he lost to a guy who in the 1936 real Olympics had won the gold in that same event. I think you can forgive yourself that one dad!
Comment by Little Name Atheist on June 25, 2009 at 12:16pm
Wow! Who is this?

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