Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sooo Pwoud of Daddi


I am pointing to his name on this plaque that they awe dedicating at Wutgews Oonivewsity tomowwow
My Daddi was in the Fiwst Peace Cowe Gwoup a million yeaws ago
He and his fellow volunteews fwom that gwoop awe being honowed.
He hasn't seen most of them fow  yeaws and yeaws, so it will be vewy special time fow him.
My Hooman Sissie and some fwiends awe coming to woot fow him , but I can't go.

I wasn't bowned yet of couwse, but I have seen wif my own eyes that he  was feetoowed  in an old time magzazine that was called  The Satuwday Evening POST ..it was septembew 8, 1962 and the magzazine cost twenty cents(I guess  things wewe cheepew then)
the title of the awticle was on the fwont covew"In the Andes with a Peace Cowpsman"
and thewe wewe fouw pages all about him wif pictoowes  whewe he looke way diffewent..sowt of hooge and he hadn't gotten his Look-alike -to -a-tewwiew beawd ow colowing yet

this is the fwont of a Tee shiwt  they made fow them..I hope it's my size, so I can show it off
I'm vewy pwoud of my Daddi .
 He has nevew stopped leawning fwom othews and being  genewous and peaceloving.

this is a yoo tube thingy that sowt of talks about  them and thewe's eve some pictoowes of Daddi thewe , but since I can't smell him, I don't wecognise him a tall



Aftew the Peace Cowe, , Daddi studied some mowe, then went back to diwect pawt of it fow a while in Chile, and then became a pwofessow


Lucky fow me, along the way, he became my Daddi
the sweetest , kindest , smawtest Daddi I know(OK, so I'm a little pwejoodiced , but he weally is gweat!)

I don't get to go to the cewemony, but mommi will go , so once again I have to pleez ask fow youw patience, cause we won't get a chance to visit you.

 so pleez stay healthy and happy and know you'we all in my heawt
smoochie kisses

47 comments:

Oskar said...

Asta! Your Dadee is like a hero guy! We knew it took someone special to be your dad!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

TwoSpecialWires said...

Asta! Our adoptive sissie Asta! We are SO PROUD of your daddi (and our daddi, too!!!!) we are about to bust. Daddi is THE MOST KIND, GENEROUS (sorry, Moma says we were shouting, and it's sorta rude), sweet, sensitive, smart, caring and BEST people we've ever met. And we are just as proud as you are of him. He deserves this special acknowledgement, and he needs to know that he continues to help and influence people in VerySpecialWays. Did you remember that our NinaGirl has talked about wanting to be a part of the Peace Corps? Anyhow, we're sorry you can't go for the ceremony, but we are really really glad that your mommi (AuntieAmi ... heehee ... we sure miss her) can. And we hope we get to see lots of pictures.

Right now we've gotta go apply our nursing skills to Moma. We've been watching you carefully, and we know the prescriptions. Smoochie kisses and lots of love. And cuddles. And maybe some Cherry Clafoutis. (We miss you.)

xxoo
SissieFergi and BruvverJake

Minna Krebs said...

Oh Asta, you have every right to be very proud of your daddy!! That is a VERY special accomplishment........he is truly a part of HISTORY!!!!

Congrats to him!
MinnaK

mayziegal said...

Ohmidogness, Asta! That is just super duper amazing abouts your daddi! I can sure understand why you are so very much proud of him. My momma thought abouts trying to join that peace corps thing when she got outta college. She even filled out the papers for it but then she chickened out. So we think your daddi is not only very good but very, very brave!

I hope him and your mommi have a Most Wonderful time at the ceremony and we can't wait to hear all abouts it!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Maggie and Mitch said...

How wonderful, Asta! We are so proud of your daddi too!
We hope you fit into the t-shirt!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Your daddi is a very special human, there is no doubt of that. How wonderful to be honored for his important work.

Slobbers,
Mango

Gus said...

Dear Miss Asta: We are very proud to know your Daddi and Mommi, and of course you. We did not recognize your Daddi in any of those pictooors, but we think he might have been the guy talking toward the end about making 1/5th of what he made the first week out of collidge.

Woo Hoo, and we think that guy with the glasses and funny hair line looks like OUR Dad. Hehehehe


xxxxoooo
gussie

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

I have always know what a great guy your daddie is but this just puts icing on the cake. Way to go daddie!!

3 doxies said...

Go Daddy...Go Daddy...you da man!
Dang Asta, you has evry right to be's proud of your daddy! Heck, I don't even know him and I is proud of him!
Dis is just an incredible thing fur hime= and all kinds of excitin'.
It's a shame you can't go...or at least sneak in. If I was there, I would so show you hows to do dat.
Give him our best wishes and congrats and kisses and everyhting else,

Puddles

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Congrats to your Daddi!! He is true hero and we wish we could be there to help him celebrate.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Corbin said...

How cool for your dad! No wonder you're so proud of him!
-Corbin

Lacy said...

w00fs, wow, u has every right to be proud of your daddi...we loves him and ur mommi and you....congrats uncle george...

b safe,
rocky

Teddy said...

Wow Asta, your daddy is famous!! You must be very proud of him. It must've taken real courage to be part of that first Peace Corps group.

Zona said...

Asta, you should be very much proud of your Daddi! He is a hero and so brave! I bet you'll get to see lots of pictures of the ceremony and I hope you share some with us!

Wags,
Zona

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're all proud of your dad too!

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Your daddy is the greatest - that's what my mum and dad say :)

They also say that your daddy and mummy are the most perfect match ever !

Love

Opy

Georgie and Gordy said...

Congratulations Daddi! Asta,does he tell neat stories about his adventures with the Peace Corps? What an experience it mus have been.
Staff just went to the Cath Kidston website and there are really neat "Stanley" the wire fox terrier pins and hats. They remind her of you and your other WFT pals.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I cannot beleef my noo furrend has a famuss hero daddy! Yay fur you and your daddy!

Wyatt said...

Oh Asta! You should be so proud of your Dad! Hope he has a great time seeing his friends.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Bocci said...

Wow! Congrats to your Daddi for being recognized for being among the first to participate in the Peace Corps-what an honor! We think the Peace Corps was one of the most wonderful projects this country has ever undertaken. We are thrilled to (sort of) know your Daddi, Asta. Please give him a "smoochie kiss" for us:-)

Lorenza said...

Your Daddi is the best, Asta!
Congratulations!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is just so KHOOL!

Trust me - my mom and I know good stuff and THAT is good stuff!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khywa
PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur sharing that - after the events of this past Tuesday, we need to see THIS!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

You have much to be proud of, Asta. You have a wonderful Daddi!

Koobuss said...

Oh, Kousin Asta,

That's bootiful!! Congratulations to your Daddi! That is quite an honor. We always knew he was special.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses
(and Extra Ones for Daddi,)
Kousin Koobie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Wow, big congratulations to your dad, Asta! Very impressive!

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

We are very proud of your Daddi to!!! Our mom wanted to join, but her right-wing Daddi wouldn't let her, but, she did get him to pay for her college degree in social work, BOL - compromise of sorts, she says.
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Huskee and Hershey said...

Congrats to your Daddi!!! We are head over paws impressed with his achievements... (We bet his most successful role to date is being the loving husband of your sweet mom and of cos, being your Daddi..)

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my goodness this is great news. Your daddi is indeed very special. What a great honour. Please pass on our congratulations xxxxx

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Asta, if I was in your place I would be so proud of Daddi I would have bursted by now!
HUHE congratulations.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Oh my goodness Asta this is fantastic. We went all tingly when we read your post. Many many congratulations to your wonderful Daddi. We are sorry you cannot go to the ceremony but hope your Mommi and Daddi have the bestest time.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Hollie and Janie said...

Asta,
I always knew your daddi was super special! Please give him big hugs for this great honor from me!! You'll just have to have your celebration for him!
Love,
Janie

Agatha and Archie said...

Wellllllllll you certainly know how we all feel We told Pl2 we are going to put your Daddys picture next to the picture we have of President Kennedy . Archie said he wishes ge could go he is so proud of your Daddy. And he has a dapper bowtie that would be great for the ceremony. We send him our biggest kisses and thank him for all he has done Love A and A and Pl 1&2

rottrover said...

Asta, you and your mom must be soooo proud!

Eric said...

Asta sweetie pea your Daddi is a wonderful very very special legged. How houred I was to have been able to have given him all those big kisses. I send a whole bucketful more and the same of love for you three and wish Mommy and Daddi a wonderful evening chock full of lovely memories.

Wiry love Eric xxx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh wow!!! We are so very very proud of your Daddi, Asta...We know he is in his "element" today and that he and mommi are having an amazing time!!

Yes, I know you are bored, but do you think we should really went a boat and go waterskiing on the Hudson tonight? What? They've heated the river, just for us?

OK, I'm in...I have a divine new black (yes, black) bikini with splashes of purple and gold on it...

And yes, I would adore some hot carob afterwards...with TONS OF SCHLAG...

Love you buckets,

Lacie

My work verrie is gorko...pretty much describes Mumsie after her dental surgery this morning...

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dear Sissie Asta. Please forgive us for this "stock comment." We hope you'll understand, we're working under the pressure of time. (We're hungry.)

OK. We're gonna admit. Straightaway. No bones about it. We're taking the easy peasy way out. We want to get around to EVERYONE on our blog roll to remind you about the Second Annual Worldwide Moment coming up on Sunday 14 Nov 10. Were you there last year? Do you remember? Or are you new to it this year? Wondering what that Countdown Clock is on blogs that you visit? Whatever. We want you and everyone you know to have a chance to participate in the Silent Minute, the Candle Lighting and the Shout Out! Come visit. We've got a new banner for you, HTML for an (accurate, now that the word UNTIL is in red) Countdown Clock and a link to figure out what time 11:00 PM GMT is in your neck of the woods.

So. You're getting this 'cause we've been friends in the blogging world and we want you to know.

Please forgive the "stock" comment, but we told Moma we've never done this before and we'll not do it again (at least until next year.)

Loads of wirey love and lots of encouragment to join in (and to pass the word)
Jake and Fergi (and OurMoma and OurCollegeGirl)

the 4 Bs said...

hi Asta, your daddi is a very special human to be in the very first peace corps. we hope he has a great reunion with his friends from that time.

that's too bad that you didn't get to go, but we bet your daddi will tell you all about it. you're a good girl to stay home all alone all day. next time just call us and we will come to visit you (maybe have a little party! hee hee)

woofs.

Islay said...

You must be so proud of your daddy Asta!

lix-n-slobbers
Islay

Bocci said...

We have to comment again!!! We are so thrilled that your Daddi is being honored and recognized for his work! We just watched the Rutger's video and Parental Unit cried her eyes out. (with joy, that our country did and is still doing such a great thing-what a legacy your Daddi is part of!)

PU went to visit the then director of the Peace Corps, Dick Celeste, in his office in Washington, right at the end of the Carter admistration-she was so proud just to be in that office! Celeste was then elected Governor of Ohio for 2 terms (83-90).

Would you mind if we embed the Rutger's video and mention your Daddi and you post on our blog? We would be honored...
Can hardly wait to see the pictures from the ceremony!

Feel free to e-mail us at: jdemarti@columbus.rr.com (this address is at the bottom of our blog)

Sally said...

Congratulation Asta's Daddy.
You must be very proud.

Nice woooh
Sally

Sarge said...

Hey Asta!
Wow! Tell your Daddi that we're impressed. How very nice to have such a special Dad. My Dad takes super duper good care of me, but that's not quite the same. Thanks for sharing his special award with us!
Grr and an Admiring Woof,
Sarge

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We read about your Daddi earlier but the computer has been really sloooooooooow today.

Congratulations to your Daddi and we can understand why you and your Mommi are so proud.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Sooooo cool. Give him extra smoochies from us too!!
XXXX-BRD & Hootie

MarketsNYC said...

Asta - You have the greatest parents ever! :) Your daddy made such a huge difference in the world.
Love, Pants

Cocorue said...

oooh Asta,

we are soooo proud of your dadster......he IS a real hero and we are so proud to know him through you, TQ.

please thank him for us and give him biiiiiiiig biiiiig kisses from us

chikisses
coco and tiffy

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're back. Again. Moma finally took the time to watch the Rutgers video without interruption, and then she sent it to NinaGirlie to watch. We are so proud of what JFK did, and how Daddi was a part of all of it. It just goes to prove what fabulous men they are. We are so proud of him, and to be able to say that we know him and he knows us. We are so lucky. And you, Asta, and very very privileged to have him as your daddi.

Please give him a hug for us
Love
Jake and Fergi

Annelisa said...

That's so cool...your daddy has made a difference for peace in the world...Tell him a big congratulations!

Wishing you peace, happiness and harmony x