Saturday, January 10, 2009

MY DAD ... MY HERO..PIER TO PUB SWIM AT 85YO!! WHAT AN AUSSIE ICON!!











OH WELL!! I AM BEING A LITTLE BIT SELF INDULGENT HERE...BUT I FEEL I NEED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW FANTASTIC/WONDERFUL....A TRUE AUSSIE ICON MY DAD IS...
OKAY...MY DAD...ERIC..IS 85 YO...AND THE PHOTOS I HAVE SHOWN IS WHEN DAD WAS IN THE AIR FORCE AS A PILOT IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
I HAVENT FOUND SOME RECENT PHOTOS..BUT HE LOOKS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME..JUST A LITTLE MORE GREY...AND A LITTLE BIT LESS HAIR...
I MUST SAY..HE STILL HAS THE SAME WONDERFUL BODY...BIG CHEST..GREAT LEGS..!!
MUM (WHO IS A YEAR OLDER AT 86!!) STILL MARVELS AT THE WOMEN WHO TRY TO LATCH ONTO MY DAD!!
HE IS THE MOST WONDERFUL FATHER/FATHER IN LAW/GRANDFATHER...HE IS FROM THE OLD SCHOOL WHO WALKS ON THE GUTTER SIDE OF THE FOOTPATH...OPENS DOORS FOR US LADIES..
AND OF COURSE..HE IS ALWAYS...ALWAYS THERE FOR MYSELF..MY HUBBY AND HIS 2 GRANDCHILDREN..WHO HE ADORES BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE...(BUT I MUST SAY HE LOVES MY TOY POODLE SOOTY....HE IS HIS 3RD GRANDCHILD!!)(..
BUT TO CUT TO THE CHASE....I AM JUST TOTALLY DEDICATING THIS SITE TO MY DAD..
HE IS THE ELDEST COMPETITOR IN THE WORLDS LARGEST OPEN WATER RACE..."THE LORNE PIER TO PUB"....THIS IS HIS 15TH TIME DOING THIS EVENT.

HE HAS APPEARED IN THE LOCAL PAPERS...ON RADIO...AND MY SON FROM JAPAN..FOLLOWING HIS GRANDADS PROGRESS HAS JUST EMAILED ME THAT DAD
AT 85 YO...HAS SWUM...1.2 KMS...IN OPEN WATER...IN 30 MINUTES & 9 SECONDS...
AFL FOOTBALLERS DID IT IN 12 MINUTES & 10 SECS..AND THEY WERE 22 YRS OLD..
WE LOVE YOU DAD......WHAT AN INSPIRATION YOU ARE...
XXX ALL OF US!!




6 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

Congratulations Andrea's Dad - wow what a legend! You have every right to be proud of him.

I've also enjoyed reading your previous posts, Happy New Year to you and I'm glad to hear you had a happy visit to Japan, they say it is magical!

take care and hope to meet up with you oneday

yui said...

How are you?
I regularly visit your blog.
Keep on challenging!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh wow what a guy!
I would be happy to have that energy now let alone in my 80's,He's obviously a very goal orientated chap.
Well done and three cheers to your Dad!

our shabby cottage said...

Unbelievable Andrea!! What a legend! go Dad.
Have you settled back into normal life yet after your trip?
I'm having a giveaway with some CK goodies.....

Sarah said...

Wow Andrea, your dad is just amazing! What an achievment. Congratulations!
Sarah xxx

MelsRosePlace said...

What a legend indeed! I hope you have inherited these super genes! That is absolutely amazing. Good on him, Mel xxx