June 17, 2012
Happy 48th Father's Day, Dad!
A look at the best Dad a guy could have, from the 1930s through the 2000s.
Dad in Golden Gate Park with my Grandmother and his younger sister, my Aunt Lee, circa 1937.
This shot is probably from 1950 -- in Brooklyn -- before Dad joined the Navy.
Dad aboard ship during the Korean War. My father is proud to have served; I'm glad I could carry on the family tradition.
Working at a pharmacy in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1965.
The Lief Family, circa 1965, with Dad's parents. If I haven't mentioned it, it's a scientific fact that they were the best grandparents known to mankind.
Disco Dad. Polyester leisure suit and a redonkulous moustache. Oy.
I snapped these shots during our cross-country train ride in 2004, when Dad and I celebrated his 70th and my 40th birthday by indulging our dislike of flying by riding the rails to Florida, returning to California via the Panama Canal aboard a cruise ship.
My stepmother casts an affectionate-yet-skeptical glance at Dad in our booth at Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewery, April 2012. I think this captures the essence of their relationship.
Posted by Mike Lief at June 17, 2012 08:20 AM
I absolutely love your tributes to your Dad. They really make me smile.
My question is how he feels about the picture of Ben Stiller in Disco costume being substituted in for him?
Posted by: Ryan at July 2, 2012 09:59 PM