Father’s Day Cards

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About a month ago I found a typewriter at a thrift shop.  I took it home and tried it out.  There were a ton of keys that were stuck but the ribbon was still good.  I read online about cleaning them out and headed to my moms to borrow their air compressor. It didn’t really work. To my surprise though, my mom pointed out a box in their garage and said that I could have it. It was a typewriter! The ribbon didn’t work but I already had a working ribbon so no matter.  I decided that it would look neat to type up some cards.  Since Father’s Day is on Sunday I needed to get to work. I wanted to find some words that expressed my deep gratitude for my husband and what he has given up so that I could stay home with our girls. I found this beautiful poem by Edgar Albert Guest called Only a Dad.

I typed it, and typed it, and typed it again. Man it is hard not to mess up on a typewriter! Finally after my 5th time I decided it was good enough.

My oldest also typed her card and drew a little heart to put on it.

I am enamored with the look and the simplicity that a typewriter gives.

Here is the poem in case you are interested in reading it in its entirety.  Copied from here.

Only a Dad

By Edgar Albert Guest

Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
To show how well he has played the game,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.
Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.
Here’s to the best man I know. I love you babe.

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  1. Beautiful! xoxoxo

  2. That’s simply beautiful. Great job. I am sure he will love it.

  3. So touching–I know your husband will love it!

  4. That looks so neat! My parents used to have an old typewriter that I loved playing with when I was little–I had forgotten all about it until reading this post. Now I want a typewriter!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  5. Love it!

  6. o this looks so cool! i totally love it:)


  7. Amazingliy done!

  8. This is so sweet…Thank you for sharing!

  9. Wow. I didn’t know how bad I needed a vintage typewriter until now.

  10. Love it! You always create such cute things, you are one talented girl!
    -emily nestnestingnested.blogspot

  11. I am loving this poem! I think I need a typwriter now!

  12. sooooo beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great Father’s Day with your hubbie! :o)

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