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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

WW#29 - Father's Day


In memory of my father... 3 Father Days without him.

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09_Ruben y Gabriel
04_Juan's solo
07_Papa y Cristina en Eaton Centre
11_CN Tower
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Roberto Rubén Almada (26/Jun/1937 - 01/Feb/2006)


Thank you for the music, Dad.

More WW posts: Dianne @ Bunny Trails, Lori, Napaboaniya

79 comments:

  1. What a sweet tribute, Gabriel. Very nice. :D

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  2. Great shots and memories. This is my first Fathers Day without my Dad. Its been pretty tough. At least we know there are angels looking over us. Happy WW and thanks for stopping.

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  3. Great shots of a great man :)Wishing your dad a Happy Father's Day!!

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  4. Oh what a wonderful tribute to your dad. Blessings...

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  5. Your father was a loving man. Handsome, too! This is a beautiful and thoughtful tribute. God bless.

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  6. I love your photo essay about your dad. I get a real sense of him. I really love that first shot of him wearing the cravat!

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  7. that was a nice tribute. I'm sure you miss him tons!

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  8. I can make out how badly you are missing him! These are precious memories. Happy Father's Day!

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  9. Gabriel, this a great tribute to your father. I don't think I could do this, Dad died a year ago last March, so this is my second year without a father. Mrs. Jim's father died when she was seven, she has not had a father for a long time.Happy WW!..

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  10. I can find nowhere to email you - so I shall leave you another comment. As far as the watermark on my photos, I use Photoshop Elements. I believe there's an easier way to do it, but I don't know what it is, so this works for me.If you want more info, you can email me at bunny dot trails at yahoo dot com.:D

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  11. A very nice tribute to your Dad!

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  12. Very nice tribute. I've had five Mother's Days without my mom now.

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  13. What a handsome man! Happy Father's Day to all Dads! :)

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  14. What a nice tribute, Gabriel. I know how you feel. My father passed away many years ago and I still miss him.Bobbie

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  15. Nice shots. You are so fortunate to have so many of those photos. Happy WW! and Father's Day!

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  16. Nice Tribute to Dad! I invite you to participate in <>href="http://atributetomydad.blogspot.com/" >Tribute Project<>... hope you can participate.. :-)I can post this post in Tribute to Dads site, or you can compose another special post about your Dad to be included in the < HREF="http://atributetomydad.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">Tribute to Dads<>Looking forward to hear from you! Happy WW, mine is up at < HREF="http://ruangsudut.info" REL="nofollow"> Rooms in my heart<>

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  17. Bonito homenage a tu padre. Sabes, me dan nostalgia este tipo de post, me quedé sin papá siendo muy pequeñita.Un beso!P.D. Gabriel, he puesto un top comentators en mi blog pero no me acaba de gustar, porque no enlaza los link de los comentaristas. ¿Me puedes informar donde te hiciste el tuyo? Gracias.

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  18. I feel like I have known him a little!What a handsome man, you must miss him a lot!

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  19. What a handsome man, you mustmiss him a lot!

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  20. What a wonderful tribute to your father.

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  21. great tribute. must be bringin back old memories :) happy father's day and happy WW

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  22. He's a handsome man. You must miss him a lot?

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  23. Such a sweet tribute to your father, Gabriel. I have both of my parents living with me for the last 2 years and it' such a blessing to get to spend this time with them. And oh, the stories my Dad tells! His memory is much better than mine!

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  24. Wonderful tribute to your father, precious memories. Buen trabajo!Remember the happy times with him. Happy WW!

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  25. Such a great tribute, I like the picture of him while you sing.

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  26. That' a really nice tribute to a nice and quite handsome father. It's hard to loose loved ones, but they sure leave loved memories after them :-)

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  27. That black white with the little boy running holding onto to his father's hand has to be you! A lovely tribute. It hurts when they go, but I dont think they really stay gone.

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  28. Wonderful memories! Happy WW!!

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  29. I'm always captivated when I see youthful pictures juxtaposed against pictures of old age. How one became the other...a shared event.

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  30. Gabriel, that's a wonderful tribute to your father. I think a lot about my own departed father as well, this time of year. Enjoy your memories.Tink *~*~*< HREF="http://MyMobileAdventures.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">My Mobile Adventures *~*~*<>

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  31. Beautiful shots of your dad! :) Glad you could share it with us!

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  32. Very nice tribute. I'm sure he would have been touched so much by the photostory!

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  33. That was a beautiful tribute to your Dad. I just lost mine on May 5th. It will be a difficult Father's Day for me also this year.Hugs,Kimmie

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  34. perfect memorable pictures:-)Surely you can treasure this.Happy wwhttp://janeser28.blogspot.com

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  35. Hijole, como que me acorde del viejo y casi que lloro.Muy bueno tu homenaje.Saludos.

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  36. What a living tribute to your dad. Great pictures.

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  37. He's a handsome man. I'm sorry for your loss. What a great way to remember and honour him.

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  38. Handsome dad. I'm sure you are missing him but cherish all those wonderful memories. Isn't photography awesome that we can go back in time?

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  39. Thank you for sharing those wonderful memories with us.

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  40. I absolutely love the last photo!It's great that you have such fond memories of you father!Happy WW!Kerihttp://keriskorner.blogspot.com

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  41. What a sweet tribute! They are all wonderful pictures, but I like the 2nd one the best...

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  42. My condolences. A picture is worth a thousand words. This is a beautiful tribute. I can see what a loving spirit your father was in all this photos. I'm sure he will continue to watch over you.

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  43. Very nice tribute to your father!

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  44. What aweseom memories! Happy WW!< HREF="http://gigizmind.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow"> My wordless entry <>

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  45. 24 years and counting, the is always slightly bittersweet.

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  46. Gabriel, A very handsome man in his day! I can feel how much you loved him. :)

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  47. Excelente post!!Me pirateo tu buenisima idea y tambien voy a hacer un post de mi viejo para este dia del padre.Me apena que ya no este con ustedes.Que gusto verlo en Toronto, al pie de la CN Tower.Se vei feliz de haber ido a visitarte.SaludosArturo

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  48. What great pictures and such a lovely tribute.Happy WW

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  49. Gabriel,Se me hizo un nudo en la garganta y se me empañaron los ojos. Me gustó mucho tu post.Me dió mucha nostalgia también, mi papá se fué la noche anterior al día del padre, ya hace 15 años.

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  50. what special pictures/memories you have. Happy Father's Day.

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  51. Those are some very cool pictures...I don't have very many of my parents...

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  52. Great WW, your dad was a looker =)

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  53. My answers to the comments in Spanish:<>Fafa<>, me alegro de que justo hayas visitado el blog para este post. Tengo fotos muy lindas de Papá que te voy a enviar pronto. La última la escaneé de una diapositiva ayer.<>Lina<>, muchas gracias. Lamento que tú tampoco tengas a tu padre cerca. Con respecto al top commentators, ya te contesté en tu blog, pero por las dudas: el mío lo hago a mano. Todas las noches!<>Hector<>, gracias por tu comentario. Al día de hoy mis hijos todavía me preguntan por qué yo no lloré cuando mi viejo murió. Creo que es porque hice el duelo desde el momento en que me dí cuenta que se moría (la nochebuena del 2005) y tal vez por eso no me shockeó tanto su muerte, por traumática que fue... Pero que lo extraño, lo extraño horrores. Fue mi mejor amigo, y quien me introdujo a la música, y eso no es poco.<>Arturo<>, me parece excelente que le dediques un post a tu viejo. Con respecto al viaje de mi Papá y Cristina (su esposa) a Canadá, eso fue en el invierno de 2005 (menos de un año antes de su muerte); pasaron un mes y medio en casa de mi hermano en Virginia y un mes y medio en casa. Sabes que? Yo pude ver cómo la vida de mi padre hacía 'pico' en ese momento, y el me lo dijo, fue tal vez el momento más feliz de su vida, porque conocer USA y Canadá había sido siempre su sueño. Ya había estado en USA una vez, pero en este último viaje también se dio el gusto de comprobar en primera persona qué bonito era Canadá (en especial Waterloo, ciudad a la que amó como lo hago yo) y lo bien que vivíamos. Mi viejo y Cristina disfrutaron este viaje muchísimo, lo que para mí fue un gran consuelo (me lo repetía constantemente, incluso un día antes de morir).<>Lorena<>, lamento muchísimo lo de tu padre... Como conté más arriba, yo tuve una reacción diametralmente opuesta a la del resto de la flia con respecto a su muerte, pero aún me carcome el hecho de que no puedo hablarlo con mis hijos, porque son muy chiquitos aún, y hay cosas que no entenderían... incluso es difícil escribirlo aquí, porque sé que me leen... :-) La verdad es que ando medio bajoneado estos días, y ya me estoy dando cuenta del por qué...

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  54. My -shorter- answers to the comments in English:<>Bunny trails, Napaboaniya, Ellen B, Sandy Carlson, Julia Smith<>, thank you for your kind comments.<>Lori<>, It's hard, and I totally feel for you. Your dad will be in my prayers and thoughts this weekend too.<>Carrie, Indrani<>, yes I do miss him a lot. I mean, I am somewhat used to the idea of not having him around since I was 11. But at least I could talk to him on the phone... But I still talk to him many times, through the songs he taught me.<>Jim<>, it's hard for me as well, but it's my way to deal with it. You know, I haven't even had the chance to visit his grave... It's going to take time until I get that sensation of closure.<>Bunny trails<>, thanks for coming back! I will check out Photoshop Elements, I love the way you watermark your pictures.<>Roger, Eastcoastlife, Randall, Will<>, thank you all.<>Dawn<>, I'm sorry for your loss. It's tough, isn't it?<>bns<>, I understand. With the time, you get used to the notion of not having him around, but you still miss him. Thank God for pictures and videos.<>Trinity<>, I am absolutely going to participate. I will send you my tribute between tonight and tomorrow. Maybe I will just link to your blog on Sunday.<>Jientje, Jams o Donnell, cliktrik, dzoi<>, thank you.<>willthink4wine<>, I agree. Having my dad living with me for a month and a half in 2005 allowed me to re-discover him as a person. You would say we got to know each other again. My kids complained that he would never stop singing! :-)<>Mar, fernweh, lifecruiser,digital flower pictures, kelly c<>, thank you all.<>sherrie<>, of course that little kid struggling to walk is me! :-)<>june<>, I was planning to keep all the pictures in chronological order, but then I realized that there was one that was perfect for closing the post, and that's why I left it there.<>Tink, Steven and Aisha, Dark angel<>, thank you.<>Kimmie<>, I'm so very sorry. I will keep you and your father in my thoughts this Sunday.<>Janetoile28, Jenny the bloggess, Shannon, Erin<>, I really appreciate your comments. Thank you.<>Mygoodfinds<>, as I said before, thanks God for photos and video.<>Stephanie, Keri, Annie, Raven, Red lotus mama, Gigi<>, thank you. Raven, I'm sure he's watching over us. And most importantly, he's happy and proud of his five children, he told me that the very day he died.<>Anonymous<>, so sorry you didn't leave your name. Thanks for commenting, and yes, it's always bittersweet.<>The teach, Mary Beth, My goodness, Robyn Jones, Starrlight<>, thank you all.

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  55. Beautiful tribute!!

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  56. This is a great tribute to him.He seems really nice & good looking.Happy WW.

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  57. What a wonderful tribute! This is also my third Father's Day without my dad. All I can say is it stinks!

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  58. That was very touching, Gabriel. Your father looks like a very kind man. My Dad died in 1999, on July 11th. I remember the last Fathers Day that we had, and it was so bitter sweet. We knew that he would not be around for another one, but we still had him that day. I miss him so much. Our family has fallen apart because of him, and nothing is the same. Still, there isn't much that I would change. He was terminally ill and had suffered for sooo long. It will get easier. I'm sure that you feel that sense of closure when you get a chance to visit his grave. I hope so :)

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  59. Very nice...I really appreciate how you keep good memories with photos!

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  60. Beautiful tribute! Happy WW

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  61. What a sweet tribute to your father. I'm sure you made him proud and happy. Happy WW.

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  62. Lindo homenaje... espero que pases un feliz día junto a todos tus hermosos niños!

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  63. A lovely tribute to your Father! A lot o good memories.

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  64. Oh wow. What a touching WW post. I love that second shot in black and white--how amazing! Beautiful Wordless Wednesday. Happy Fathers day to your father.

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  65. Beautiful tribute I am sorry for the loss but these are precious memories you shared ♥my WW is up< HREF="http://mylittledrummerboys.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">My Little Drummer boys<>

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  66. Gracias por tus indicaciones del top comentators... Un saludo!

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  67. how did you get your comments in the same page ... a blogger hack ?

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  68. Very touching collage. You did your father proud, G.Advanced happy father's day to you and all the dads out there!

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  69. A great tribute... and something all of us who've lost our fathers appreciate.

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  70. i am blowing my kiss to you and your dad and to all the fathers out there.cheers!c",) < HREF="http://scribblersleague.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">Morning Sniffles<>

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  71. What a touching way to remember you dad. He looks like he was a wonderful man.< HREF="http://www.ourhappyhappenings.com" REL="nofollow">Our Happy Happenings<>< HREF="http://www.livinwithme.com/" REL="nofollow">Livin' With Me<>

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  72. Gabriel, That last picture...oh my... so poignant and remarkable.Awesome tribute. I'm sorry he's not with you, but in your heart he is forever.

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  73. A Beautiful tribute... thank you for sharing!

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