4.27.2010

Two Men and a Blogger

I know I have a few male readers out there. I think they're all related to me though.

two men and a blogger

Here are two of my regular male readers. My husband, George, on the left; my dad, Richard, on the right. They've been reading my blog from the get go, but I was surprised to discover the other night that not only do they read all of my posts, they come back and read all of your comments. And here I thought I was the only person who read all my comments!

I called my dad the other night just to say hello, and because reading Kelly Corrigan's book, The Middle Place, got me feeling a little nostalgic for my dad. We talked about some of my recent posts (and some of the behind the scenes details that only family members care to know), and he told me that he feels like he knows some of my regular visitors through reading their comments. He's such a people person.

Later in the evening, as I was cleaning up the kitchen, I glanced over to find my husband also reading through the comments on my last post.

"I love that you read my blog, but I'm kind of surprised that you read the comments too," I told him. He said that he likes to read what other people like about me (and here I thought he didn't care what other people thought), and that when someone compliments my photography, it makes him feel proud. Well, I'll be. I had no idea.

So I want to say thank you - to my husband and my dad for reading not just my posts but also the comments, and to all of you who stop by and write such nice words. You help me impress the men I love.

38 comments:

  1. i know just what you mean! my husband was face booking and posted a link to my blog with the comment " i love my wife". i couldnt believe it.
    how blessed are we?

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  2. I love that fact that our parents are always our biggest cheering squad. I also hope that one day my daughters will appreciate that about me too!

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  4. You know, I don't often read the comments on other's blogs but for some reason I often scan through yours - and your father's are often my favorites. Was he the fellow who nearly put on an apron and pearls after watching Julia?

    As for impressing the men you love, Molly, I think you nailed that without any of our help. Our words about you only let them know that their admiration of you is because you are so wonderful and not just because they already love you so much.

    Love the photo - that alone tugged at the heart strings.

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  5. You have some pretty great men in your life.

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  6. I agree with Ivy/Anna. They are great men! I'm blessed to live with one and glad that you get to live with the other! I love telling people what a wonderful man you have in your life. My friend Susie just wants to clone mine! They are both so supportive of our activites. You should have seen Dad on the floor last night making a template of my foot for my new way of knitting socks! Plus he's excited to make me a wooden template of it once I get the pattern done. I can't wait to show you Cat's pattern. Sorry, I veered off the subject - keep up the wonderful blogs, this one brought tears to my eyes. I know it will to Dad!

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  7. What a compliment. My husband, although a kind man, could care less about what I write.

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  8. well, they both are adorable, and they've a lot to be proud of.
    and this photo molly?
    years and years from now, i think this will be one you keep close.
    xo

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  9. Isn't that so sweet? My husband reads mine too and will often ask why I haven't posted in a while. Not sure he acutally reads my comments though!

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  10. i think that is so so sweet. my husband will lean over my shoulder sometimes while i am posting or reading others blogs. but he has never read any of my posts unless i have shown them to him. at least he doesn't roll his eyes anymore when i get the camera out to take a picture of dinner any more though:) p.s. i have an avery too, she is 13.

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  11. this is one of the sweetest things I've read in a long time.

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  12. Heartwarming Molly in so many ways...sometimes our biggest cheer squads are the quiet ones...or perhaps they're so loud we don't hear them? Two awesome blokes you have there! Love this post.

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  13. I don't always comment, but ALWAYS read comments. It makes my heart swell to know my firstborn has such great talent as well as so many that appreciate her. To all the people that comment - thank you for the kind words. You too can soar!
    To my daughter - I hope I can be like you when I grow up!
    Love
    Dad

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  14. What amazing men you have in your life. You are lucky to have them and they are lucky to have you!!

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  15. love this. that picture needs to be printed and framed for sure. nice Molly.

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  16. Hi, George! Hi, Richard! Yes, Molly IS pretty cool, isn't she? We all quite agree with you -- and I'm so glad to hear she has a loyal cheering squad. Kind of an inversion of that old adage that starts, "Behind every successful man ..."

    My husband does the same, BTW. Actually subscribes to my comments as a separate feed, bless his heart. But I'd be shocked if my dad were quite that devoted! :-)

    (P.S. Molly, what a neat photo of the two of them on the subway together.)

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  17. This is so lovely, Molly! Hope you are well -- we have been away -- out of the country for 6 months -- but are now back and I stopped "by" to check out what's up in your neck of the woods. We'll be driving by you on Friday -- headed to the cabin.

    Hope you are enjoying a beautiful (late though, eh?) Spring!

    Marlyn

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  18. Jeff reads my blog AND the comments too. In fact, he's often the one to tell me I have a new comment. These are all good guys who care a lot. :)

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  19. My husband too-but it's my mother who is most proud of my blog I believe. I wouldn't be surprised if she made little call me cards to pass out at the beauty salon, etc. with my blog address.

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  20. So very sweet, I've got one of those over here too :) Awesome shot Molly, love the B&W processing.

    Oh and....Hi Dad and Hubby!

    :)

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  21. MOLLY, I love this blog post. I have been meaning to comment here for weeks now but this post prompted me to actually do it.

    First of all, although you say you're not a portrait photographer, this picture of your husband and dad is just gorgeous. i love that they'r enot looking at you, it's like you're not even there. that, my friend, is a great photographer.

    and wow, does Avery look just like your hubby, so cute!!!

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  22. well darn it if that isn't the sweetest thing ever. (hi guys!)

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  23. Hi there! Just wanted to let you know I enjoy reading your blog too. The photography is delightful. : )

    We are a homeschooling family who also pulled the plug on television 4 years ago and have loved the results. We have a TV but choose to watch specific things (netflix and such). We manage to have more balance this way and miss the commercials and other aspects we'd rather not have in our lives.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  24. You are blessed to have two such loving men in your life. Now they know how proud you are of them as well. Your photography is totally awesome, you should be proud.

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  25. What cool guys. I loved The Middle Place, too.

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  26. aweeee, your Dad looks so handsome:)....you too George;) Lucky gal, Molly

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  27. Well my Molly girl, I couldn"t let this go..I see your dad from another view..that of a mother-in-law (36 years of it) but I have always appreciated how much he loves your mother and what beautiful children he made..as for George,,it is wonderful how much he loves you, what wonderful care he takes of you ( and yes he made beautiful children also) my love to you all!

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  28. i love that photo molly, perfection in b & w.
    matt reads all my flickr and blog comments too. the best part of that is when i talk to him about my digital friends he can distinguish who most of them are. and he understands it.

    it really is a wonderful way for your guys to view who you are through other peoples eyes!

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  29. I love this post Molly and the photo - I had a wonderful moment when my husband, who works abroad loads, said how much he loves learning new things about us from my posts and how it helps make us feel closer together, when he is away - what a fantastic thing this new technology can be! :D

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  30. it's no surprise to me that you are surrounded by good men.

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  31. Mrs. Dunham you inspire me! You inspire me enough to make me go back and take a slower, more careful look at the hoops it takes to be able to leave comments (a huge dose required). After reading your blog this morning, I could no longer stand outside the ring, silent. I am here to join my voice to all those others in the chorus of appreciation for your writing, photography, and glimpses into your life. When I was in your phase of life, I longed to see how others were handling the challenges, choices and changes inherent in mothering and family management. But life pre-internet was so much more isolated that I could only wish. I am so happy for your generation... that you can share, learn and affirm each other. I am so happy for your cohorts that YOU DO! Well, I'm happy for me too because I love the visits to your home it allows me.>

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  32. ahah, my hubby also reads my blog & reads the comments too ! He makes me laugh sometimes when he's reading & then tells me "have you seen what XXX said ?" LOL
    I don't think my dad would care to read, even if he understood English. My mom, on the contrary, would, if she could. :P
    have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend. (oh, and "nice to meet you both, Mr Hubby & Mr Papa, eheh)
    oxoxo

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  33. Aww, dang it Molly, making me cry again. That's beautiful -- no wonder you're such a happy woman.

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  34. What a nice post and such a great pic of those very important men of yours! I don't comment often, I knwo, and actuylly my laptop is kind of too small to see all of your fotos in a comfortable way since they are very, very big now. But it still makes me reading and watching with eyes and mouth wide open what you share here with us; you must be very intelligent and a women with a huge heart as well!
    And I guess, to know, that those men in the picture above read what you write, encourages you a lot! It makes me sometimes a little bit sad, that almost nobody of my own big familiy is interested in my blog... because here we show so very much of us, not only of our daily life but also of that person we REALLY are too, maybe not always so visible in our daily life...
    Well... let me say a quick hello also to Mollys dad and Mollys husband: Hello you both out there! It's very sweet of you that you click in again and again to find pieces of your daughter/ wife that you maybe would not know otherwise... That must mean a lot to her! It's some kind of love and care, you show her in that way!
    Have all a great weekend!
    Bora from Switzerland

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  35. That is really one of the sweetest things I've ever heard!

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  36. I read your blog too, you know! (I'm not whining, just letting you know.) Love ya sis!

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  37. Wonderful post Molly... it made me smile big!
    And that picture... LOVE IT!

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