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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tribute to my father John Shepard MacCabe

My Father was only 28 when he was killed in a car accident while on Navy Business.  A promising and upstanding Lieutenant JS in the United States Navy.  Killed in 1960, (I had just turned 3 years old).  I have mostly Naval pictures of him, some from his college days and a few Wedding pictures with my Mother.  But in spite of being so young, I still feel like I know him quite well!  I am thankful to wonderful family and relatives who raised me to come to know him.  I only remember being with him once, because he was over seas and on board a ship in the pacific on the 7th Fleet.  That time is implanted in my brain, and I have loved him and miss not having had him when I was growing up!

A few years ago I did this layout in what will some day, when I get it completed, a scrapbook about his short, but fulfilling life.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a tribute,Wow we know realize how very young he was and what accomplishments he had in just a few short years!


Hearts Turned said...

What a wonderful tribute to your brave, handsome father, Michele--I so loved reading and seeing it!

So sorry that he left you so early...but how lovely to have a definite memory of your very own...

Have a wonderful time at Girls' Camp! Ours is the last week of July, and I'll be going too! (I've been on the Stake staff for the last 10 years! It IS a lot of work, isn't it?! But, always so much fun!)

Talk to you when I get back, my friend!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to your dear father. I'm so sorry that you lost him at such a young age. You're so lucky to have such a wonderful family that kept his memory alive.

Unknown said...

oh michele, what a beautiful tribute to your father. he looks so kind. i'm so sorry that he was taken from you all and at such a young age. how fortunate for you that your family kept his memory alive for you an that you felt close to him.

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