Thursday, February 21, 2008

TURCO


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Two little ears heard:

That Turco..Turcs for short was the name he was called …..that was the name he was known by his siblings ( oh no his mother would not call him that name) … relatives … friends and that some whom he might not know would know that he was Turco.

Maybe because of his prominent Mestizo feature and with his toughie moustache trademark and often with rosie cheeks …a Turkish looking guy which he had inherited from his Spanish-Argentine parentage.


6 decades and 36 months ago Turco was born. He was born in a decade when the World War II begun and ended …between the transition of the radical 30’s to the conservative 50’s … the decade of the Hiroshima bombing … the fateful Holocaust and when amity of nations resulted to the establishment of the United nations.

At that time when his mother had probably been taking the labor pains to bring young Turks to this world … Joe D’Magio was probably making a hit on the baseball field or …. when he had his first steps Fred Astaire must’ve been shooting somewhere in the West … Humphrey Boggart would have been saying his “Honestly-My-Dear-I –Don’t-Give –A-Damn” line to some chick.

He is the 4th child in a sibling of 8. A middle child but he was the favorite of all. He was born from a family where his dad was not doing well on his job and his mom was just a plain housewife.

So he started early in life. He started to earn a living when he was 16 … started to put up small business some of which failed ..some were a success. Eventually he had mastered the trade of a well learned business man… a self made man. Perhaps they say that he has the vision of a businessman and the wits of a lawyer and the heart of a child .

Two little eyes saw …

That he is a loving husband and a loving father of 3 girls. The colorful kites he would teach his kids to fly on windy days of November …on how patiently he thought them how to drive a car at an early age on a summer on country roads ….His good taste for clothes and fashion.

The spirit of this man is unbreakable that amidst darkest days he would always seem to find a rainbow along his way. There will always be a sunshine that soars upon his conviction in life.

A little sooul felt …

The tenderness on the hands of this man ….how compassionate he is... not only to his family or friends but to strangers … the needy who would need help. A selfless act he would often perform.


The ever forgiving heart that this man possess … every time someone would bring him a hurting heart. The passion he has for his life … for the life and health of his loved ones …. The youthful spirit that is infectious to everyone he encounters….


Now those 2 little ears …those 2 little eyes…the little soul are no longer little but too little to be that of the person that Turcs is and will always be … all she can do is to write this post for him.

TO MY DAD
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
For teaching me how to fly kites
For teaching how to drive at age 9
THANK YOU

Copyright Symbol 2006
jbaltazar.

24 comments:

BBC said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful childhood, much better than mine, my parents only taught us things that they wanted us to do so they could get some work out of us. Hats off to your dad.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

What a beautiful post.

Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Miladysa said...

Bravo!!! *applauds loudly*

Superb post ;-D

Happy Birthday Turco!

BBC said...

It has come to my attention that a bitch that goes by Dr. Ethel has went to the trouble of making a blog so that she can leave comments on other folks blogs that would seem to be said by me. If you want to make sure it was me that said something right click on the link and select to open the link in a new window. If it doesn’t take you to my profile it isn’t me. I’ll address that some more tomorrow.

zirelda said...

Ohhh... that is too cool. Love your music today.

ipanema said...

lovely tribute to your dad. it's always nice to read like this.

happy birthday to your dad! :)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto,

oh what a wonderful post and how sweet to hear about your wonderful childhood....your father must be very proud of you...and you of him...so sweet....

I wish him a wonderful Birthday !!!

Thanks for the wonderful words you leave on my blog....you're very sweet and I truly appreciate your visits....

Have a wonderful night ....

Cheers,
Diana

Forever Young said...

oh my goodness, anto, what a wonderful tribute to your dad. i hope he gets to read it too. Happy birthday dad, born in my era, filled with the love of your daughter and so lucky to have her.

paintblack said...

conduire une vraie voiture à neuf ans c'est cool, moi j'avais une petite voiture rouge à pédales...
Merci pour les bêtes sauvages, c'est pour elles que je peins...vos commentaires sont perspicaces, mille mercis anto.
Happy Birthday to your Dad

atomicvelvetsigh said...

oh what a fun post! your dad would be surprised! lol.. and what a coincidence ..its my dad's bday today.. (23rd) tho i dont know what to get him still.. tssk.

btw i have tagged you.. oh but i see you had the logo on your sidebar already..

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto...

just a visit to say hello and wish you a wonderful weekend!!!

Cheers,
Diana

raindog said...

wow. what a sentiment. an excellent tribute. and the strong lines in the illustration make such a strong statement. very nice post.

Forever Young said...

i read this again today and it fellid my heart (again) with joy. happy b day dad.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto...hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Cheers,
Diana

How do we know said...

Hats off to your father, and Congratulations on having him for a dad! You're blessed!

My World said...

This is a great read. Bravo!

Hello Lady Anto, I guess I was getting a little carried away with the music...

Love the music... and your art work.

Peace,

William...

paintblack said...

hello anto
c'est un plaisir, merci de vos bonjours...
après la montagne je vais voir la mer... à très bientôt de vous lire et de voir vos dessins.
pour New York... à vol d'oiseau un bonjour de France
laurent

Diana Evans said...

Hi Anto...

just popping by to say hello and see how you're doing...

Have a great evening ...

Hugs
Diana

Piercing The Veil said...

@ BBC i am sure al of our parents raised each one of us the best thing that they coul ever do ...and different strokes for different folks... hope your clone has kept out from haunting you bill

@whimsi thanks a lot for celebrating it with me

@milady thanks for the greeting and for the inspiration from your stories ...

@ Zirelda ... thanks a lot ...i would love to see more of your glasses

@ Ipanema ...yes it is nice to make a tribute as well ...thank you

Piercing The Veil said...

@ D thank you too for frequently coming and to comment and to greet ...i am very grateful for all of you ... for sure i will always visit all of your blogs as long as I have time...and if not i wil find time (laughs)

@4ever yeah people born in your era never seems to grow old and have youthful spirit...very infectious

@ paintblack you are welcome I will never get tired commenting and interpreting your works and thank you as well for your greeting

Piercing The Veil said...

@ D thank you too for frequently coming and to comment and to greet ...i am very grateful for all of you ... for sure i will always visit all of your blogs as long as I have time...and if not i wil find time (laughs)

@4ever yeah people born in your era never seems to grow old and have youthful spirit...very infectious

@ paintblack you are welcome I will never get tired commenting and interpreting your works and thank you as well for your greeting

Piercing The Veil said...

@ raindog ...very nice comment and observation ... really from the perspective of an artist... thanks

@atom ...really your dad's bday is on the 22nd as well...maligayang bata too to you dad...well did you get him something speacial? I bet you did. Thabks for your greeting

@ D and 4ever thanks for your frequent visits girls ... it makes me happy to see you everyday i am glad for your friendships
@ how do we know ,,, thanks...thanks a lot

Piercing The Veil said...

@ william ...hello nice to see you again ...thanks and i am glad you like post and music.... hope to see a new one from your blog

@ paint ...thank you for your comments ... i also learn a lot from your works

@ D thanks ...hugs

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thanks a lot for your greetings...for your words...for your time...for your friendships
anto

derick said...

anto, what a touching tribute to your father--