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June 12, 2017 Pat's View: Father’s Day Photos
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By Pat Cashman

Father’s Day is coming up this week---and so is my dad’s 95th birthday. I sure wish he was here to celebrate both occasions---but he’s been gone for thirty years. He was always my “old man” even though he never actually became one.

Digging through a bunch of photos the other day, I came across one from Father’s Day, 1964. I was startled. It was a photo of our entire family: My four brothers, our mom---and me dutifully facing the camera, posing in a conventional manner.

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Except for Dad. He is facing backwards. Why? Maybe he thought the camera was located behind him. Or perhaps he was trying to demonstrate his love of the past. Or maybe he was showing off a new haircut. My guess? He did it because it looked funny.

The photo startled me because for all these years, I thought I was the one in our family who invented weird photo posing. But as I looked through other old pictures, I realized that shticky stuff was a regular part of my pop’s style.

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