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In Loving Memory…

Robert L Barrett, © copyright 2012, Robert D Barrett

I just wanted to remember my father, Robert L. Barrett, who passed away this last week. He was 87 and a hero.
He said he wasn’t a hero – but he was indeed a hero both in World War II and becoming my Dad.
I won’t bore you with all of the details but he adopted me – gave me his last name. Helped make me who I am today. He gave me more than anyone could really ask or hope for – and that was his love and respect and I have to tell you that is not an easy thing to do – to love someone as your son, even when you mess up.
Robert L Barrett - 1924-2012
There are some things that have been unsaid between us – but I think he knows. I loved him. I respect him. I only wish I had the opportunity to take his photograph in his uniform before his passing. I also wish I had had the opportunity to tell him how much he has meant to me. That even though I griped when he told me I had to stay home and help him fix the car I secretly didn’t mind — He taught me how to work on cars and fix things. Which is why he wasn’t terribly upset when I took my tape deck completely apart (though my mother was very angry) because he knew I probably could get it back together — which I did (for the most part).

My father's service to our country

He had contracted throat cancer from many years of smoking – he loved golf and football. He loved Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand. He loved us boys. We had a rough time, as some families do. I forgive him and hope he knows that. He had an awesome responsibility and there were times we didn’t make it easy.

Above all things that make him great to me is he was Fair. He listened to me when others wouldn’t. He taught me respect. He gave me the benefit of the doubt which caused some problems now and then but when he made a decision he stuck by it.

I just wanted to say I love you, Dad –

I pray that eternity will be good to you for all you’ve given me. I’ll miss you. I love you. You belong to God, now.

With all my Love,
Your Son,
Bobby

Colonel Robert Lee Barrett, USAF (Ret)

Addendum…

I just wanted to add a few more photographs to remember my dad by. His funeral was with full honors being wounded twice on D-Day and achieving so much in his military career.

Robert L Barrett, © copyright 2012, Robert D Barrett

He never shared his D-Day story until recently – I may add some of it here someday.

Robert L Barrett, © copyright 2012, Robert D Barrett

Robert L Barrett, © copyright 2012, Robert D Barrett

Dad, you have quite an extended family. We all love you and thank you for all you’ve done for us. Hope to see you in Heaven because we still owe each other a round of golf.

Peace, Love, and Blessings,

Bobby

Aluminum Overcast…

I love living near our municipal airport here in Georgetown, Texas. I get to see some interesting sights. Actually, interesting aircraft.

Aluminum Overcast © 2009, Barrett Photo Art
Image Copyright © 2009, Barrett Photo Art

I have become a fan of Aluminum Overcast. A flying piece of history in the form of a B-17G with four 1,200 hp radial engines that sounds like a thousand Harley Davidson’s thundering down the road when she flies over.

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Image Copyright © 2009, Barrett Photo Art

You can actually take a flight on this wonderful piece of history or you can take a tour of the aircraft. The most information can be found at the official website http://www.b17.org

Aluminum Overcast Tour © 2009, Robert Barrett 
Image Copyright © 2009, Barrett Photo Art

Check out their website and appearance schedule and take a flight on a piece of history. Learn what it was like for the men of WWII. Quite an awe inspiring experience. I have other photographs on my facebook page as well (Aircraft Photos).Thank you for stopping by and God Bless.

Peace, Love, and Happy Flying,

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Mail Delivery…

I rather miss the old Jeeps that the post office uses. I believe they still use them in the rural areas but not so much in the cities anymore.

Jeep1 Image Copyright © 2009, Barrett Photo Art

The Jeep is so distinctive and not only does it remind me of the post office but my Army days as well. They’re tough little vehicles.

Jeep 2Image Copyright © 2009, Barrett Photo Art

The jeep is one tough little vehicle.  Maybe I’ll restore one some day. So much I want  to do.  Pilot’s license, restore an old car, photograph the world, build another computer. I’ll get a “Round – 2 – It”.

Peace, Love, and Mail Call,

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Barrett Photo Art Open…

I have finally been able to get Barrett Photo Art up and running with my best photography displayed. Come see a slideshow or browse the galleries at http://www.barrettphotoart.com . The photos are also for sale in many resolutions.
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I’m also available for special requests or custom photography work. Thank you for stopping by and looking around.

Peace, Love, and Art Show,

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