Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad

Circa 2006 - I love that tie;
Aaron has it now.

So it's 12/12/12, and a lot of people are making a big deal out of it, and indeed it's kind of cool. It also would have been my dad's 70th birthday. He was so looking forward to turning 70 on 12/12/12. Here are a few pictures through the years (there's one from when he was little that I REALLY want to add, but now I can't find it, so there may be an update to this post someday).

John Willis Tickner and
Gwen Ann Tickner, 1967

My dad and mom (John and Patty), early 1970's

My wedding 8/24/91; he co-officiated
and walked me down the aisle.
My brother John Mark's wedding 5/23/98

Hunting season

One of the last pictures of JWT. My mom's cousins brought my grandma over to visit.
It was a good day all around and I cherish this picture.

My dad had his flaws (as we all do) and as much as he sometimes drove me nuts, I do miss hearing his voice and us giving each other a hard time. Dad always wanted Swiss steak and pecan pie for his birthday dinner, so I hope he's enjoying that today.

Happy Birthday, Dad.



  1. Happy Birthday, Gwen's Dad. You done good.

  2. Such a wonderful story, Gwen. I'm all teary now. I love the baby pic of you with him.

    Love you.

  3. You should have a Swiss Steak and Pecan Pie for him! I know he'd appreciate that. Thanks for sharing your memories. I'll be thinking of you today!

    1. Christine, I do love pecan pie, but I'm just not a fan of the Swiss steak! Maybe I'll have a Manhattan instead.

  4. Happy birthday to your dad. I hope you had a manhattan for him.



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