I had so much fun looking back through old photos of my dad. Thought I’d share them with you. My two nieces are visiting my sister in Phoenix right now so thought they’d get a kick out of seeing these photos of their grandad and grandad-in-law as well. Click on any photo to enlarge it. Clicking on them also provides explanations for some of the photos. My dad died at the age of 70 in 1974.
In front of Murdo Drug Store.
Dad in the Amana Colony, visiting my sister Betty in College, 1958
My sisters and dad and I.
Dad dressed up by mother, Arizona, early 1970’s
This is my dad and I in front of a cabin in The Black Hills.
I gave my dad this exotic hairdo while he was sleeping, then left the room. Before I could get back, he awakened, put on his hat and went to Mack’s Cafe to meet his cronies for coffee. When he got there, he took off his hat and gave everyone a big surprise! Most of all himself.
My grandmother’s sister Susie, My grandmother Jane Boersma Dykstra,Susie’s son Louie Luken, My dad Ben Dykstra, Unknown, my grandfather Walter Dykstra, and in front my sister Betty Jo. Approx 1940 or 41
Ben Dykstra, age 13.
My father, age unknown.