Portrait of Brian-2

Today is Father’s Day in the United States of America. In celebration of Father’s Day I shall make a portrait of a father.


Brian was a father of four, a stepfather of two and a grandfather of five.

As you can see by the patches on his motorcycle jacket, aside from wearing multiple father hats, Brian was also a Patriot Guard Rider. These volunteers had “an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security including Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and honorably discharged Veterans.” (See the website for more.)

Brian had a lot of useful everyday-survival skills. He was a trained automobile mechanic, he had some experience with plumbing, he could figure out how to troubleshoot and fix all kinds of things, and he knew an amazing amount of information about cars. For example, if you would find a car part, he could tell you exactly where it came from, that is the engine, the transmission , or any other system and what car came from and even the year.

Brian was a great person, a great friend, a true patriot, but most importantly, a very loving, devoted, concerned and giving father.


One more thing, Brian is my biggest follower of this blog. He makes a comment everyday. I asked him if he thought I should put a baby or a father up today, and he, of course, said a father. So, naturally, I chose him.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.


About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on June 18, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Chuck Tedeschi

    Very nice, but why do you always use the past tense? It’s almost as if the person isn’t with “us” any longer. Just my pet peeve. Is this is the Brian who put my door on the PT Cruiser? Any chance that he does electrical work? I have a short under the dash.Tell him I said thanks for what he does (as a vet!) Ask if he knows Bryce, KR6ASH?

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  2. What can I say Tammy has amazing talent in everything she does and what’s also amazing is how she has time to do so many things. She has knowledge in many fields but not just basic but very in depth. She is also a very strong animal rights advocate and cares passionately about them and people and always keeps abreast of this. I feel very honored that she chose me for this post and ti be her friend.

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