Well, this is what Uncle Edgar looked like too!! Uncle Edgar was an old bachelor--I'm carrying on the Family tradition--He was in the military, as were ALL of my Uncles and He ran a gas Station his whole life. He, just like Daddy, could pick up a crying baby and it would STOP crying!! What a sweet man he was. He ALWAYS whistled the same little ditty over and over.
This is Aunt Lattie, Daddy's only sister. She was the second child. Seeing this picture is AMAZING to me to see how much she looked like Aunt Jenny!! Aunt Lattie married Uncle Otto when she was 51. HE was the most gently, kind man, soft-spoken man I have ever known in my life. That is their wedding reception at our house. David, Uncle Otto's Son, is behind Aunt Lattie! They had 25 very happy years together...David had his first grandson this year--BOY, I bet my fb page will be FILLED tomorrow! =)
This is the Sanford Christmas. That is Aunt Sybil's nose LOL...Jack, her son-in-law, Aunt Mary, Mother's twin, Uncle Marion, Aunt Sybil's husband. That is Daddy again the wall! =) I'm not sure WHERE that is taken...I don't recognize it...I'm thinking that it is probably Aunt Becky's house???
These are my LOCAL first cousins...there were about 16 more that were not present...it was in 1965, so I would have been 3...I'm the cootie patootie with the red dress and black hair...my brother Brian is behind me, Mike, Judy, Faith, Lee and Laura. Gosh, Judy looks like her daughter, AMBER!! LOL
Faith, Lee and Laura were Mother's twin sister's kids and Mike and Judy were Aunt Becky's...I loved going to Aunt Becky's...Judy always put make-up on me or took me to town...and then we would get to play in the BIG field next to their house--not biggie having a big field, BUT they had neighbors--KIDS!!
Daddy with his grandkids...Kendall, born on December 15, Alexis, born on December 28 and Kaylen...the FIRST grandchild...Alexis would come alone three years later to complete the group! DADDY loved those kids with his whole heart...and he sure did miss seeing them grow up...He would be proud of them.. They had the BEST Poppa...wish they could have known him better...
Gramma and Kendall and Alexis...BOY, she was so happy!! How she loved her little ones...she sure missed seeing them as she got older...
Ashland giving Kendall a kiss!! She was a MESS!! She has had so many health issues, but is a FIGHTER! She was gramma's special girl...well, as was Alexis and Kaylen...BUT Kendall, she quoted him the MOST..."Gramma, you can do it ANY HOW you want to do it!!"
Memories are a great thing! Wishing each of you a day filled with memories and the hope that you will make MORE memories EACH and EVERY day of your life...NEVER take those you love for granted BECAUSE you never know WHEN they will leave...Blessings to YOU...~charlotte♥