Thursday, April 19

There once was a well-known politician named Blair...


On this Love Thursday it's all directed towards my father, who, as I mentioned yesterday, has made an almost complete recovery from his surgery six weeks ago. I love this photo of him, although I find it almost impossible to comprehend that it's actually him standing there. And isn't it amazing to think that the photograph is nearly 80 years old?

Waiting for me when I returned from Istanbul on Tuesday evening, was a little note from him, along with a limerick he'd composed. For as long as I can remember he's been writing limericks, but they have naturally always been in Swedish, so that he's decided to start writing in English at the ripe old age of 80 just blows me away.

Here it is, in his own words:

There was a well-known politician in Great Britain named Blair,
who had a nice-looking face and [a] beautiful hair,
but, Mr Blair, that isn't enough,
a modern leader has to be tough,
and of course, above all, against everyone fair

He signs off with the following: By the way I am 80 years old and have never seen an English 5 pound note. How about that? Is that a hint that he'd like to see it published I wonder?

14 comments:

edvard moonke said...

I think he wants a fiver for his limerick, which is good value altough he could have been a little harder on blair...

La Cubana Gringa said...

Ooh! Ooh! Can he do one on Bush next?? ;)

Bongga Mom said...

Love your dad's limerick! And I love the photo too, your dad's a cutie :)

AA said...

Your dad is an inspiration. Send him the money. He's worth it!

Vanessa said...

i like your dad!

BlueJude said...

This is such a beautiful and wonderful post!! You dad sounds like a great guy and I'm glad to hear he's recovering. I also LOVE the photo...it is very endearing.

Tabitha said...

My mawmaw just turned 90 and she still has a sense of adventure and curiosity. It sounds like she and your father have much in common. May we all be like them as we age. By the way, he looks adorable in this photograph.

daisies said...

your dad is awesome !!

and what a cutie he was :)

Nicole said...

that's perfect...

and i agree with lcg - a bush one would be grand.

xoxo

PastorMac's Ann said...

What an adorable picture! So glad that your dad is recovered and doing well, clever limerick writer that he is. Bravo.

Happy LT.

Gypsy Purple said...

How preciouss!!!!!
Such inspiration

Poppy Fields said...

Tell your Dad that we liked his limerick, and could he please do a Bush one, too, as the others asked?!

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful! photo is amazing, xxx

cheeky said...

I love the fact that eighty dooesn't seem to be standing in your dad's way. We have so much to learn, and gain from older people.