I wonder if he was surprised that his namesake looked so much more like his mother than he did his father. He had his father's build and big feet, but his mother's dark, curly hair and eventually, her beautiful teeth.
Looking at this picture reminds me of the wonder and probably a little fear that accompanied the births of all of his children.
Dad was a fierce protector and teacher. We often resented his strict "teaching" methods, but his heart was in the right place.
Equally important for a man who fathered five children is the fact that, for the rest of his life, he remained a devoted husband and lover to the most important person in his life; our Mom.