Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dad or Billy?


Ever since my dad was a young adult . . .











people have always commented on how much he resembles Billy Graham.

Once, at a Billy Graham crusade my dad was walking around and lots of people were staring at him, he heard someone say "Look, there's Billy Graham!" You may not be able to see the resemblance in these pictures of dad on top, it's harder to capture it when he's smiling. But when he has his normal serious face, you can see it, like the bottom ones of Billy.

When I was young and saw that youngest picture of dad, I was sure he could double for Ricky Nelson. Like a lot of little girls, I always felt my dad was smart and could take care of everything, I felt safe, and he was handsome too (still is). I would ask mom if I could marry daddy when I got bigger. I think I just wanted to always feel safe, secure, and unconditionally loved. And then I married someone who is smart and makes me feel safe, secure and unconditionally loved, (I think he's handsome too). And that will be another story.

15 comments:

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

He does look like him! And I agree...he is a good looking man!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Your Dad is very handsome and what I remember of him, so fun & kind!

Steph

truth said...

Oh yes, he does indeed resemble Billy Graham. What a sweet way to remember your dad, and yes very good looking.

Deliverance said...

I always thought grandpa was good-looking. Though I remember one picture of him reminded me of an oompa-loompa, so I always thought of him when I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! :)

chrissy said...

He does resemble Billy Graham! What a beautiful post and such a great man you have for a dad! Just Awesome!

Cherdecor said...

Linda, you are right! They could pass as brothers for sure! Are they related or come from the same part of the country?

As We Sail... said...

They are not related (as far as we know) but they are both of German descent. When you see him in person the resemblance is even more evident.

Angie said...

You are so right! There's just a certain charm about those old pics. People don't seem to pose like that anymore (esp in the b&w), do they?

Amy said...

Wow Linda! He really does favor him. Very handsome.

Wendy said...

I really see the resemblance in the first picture. It's almost uncanny. :)

Anita said...

Goodness he sure does look like Billy. Thanks for sharing.

Laure said...

Yes, there is a strong resemblance. Strong chin!!! What a neat photo tribute.

Rick said...

Maybe they were twins seperated at birth.

Thanks for visiting the old blog. Come again often - (If you like.)

Mimi's Toes said...

Wow, they do look alike. He is such a handsome man.

Barbara said...

Your Dad certainly looked like Billy when he was young.