Mommy and Daddy were going somewhere, and just in case it was the Vet's office, I made sure to hide where no one would find me: under my cushion in the chair. Mommy pulled back the cushion a bit to take this picture. False alarm! I got my furz in a dither for nothing! They were going somewhere without me.
In honor of Veteran's Day this week, my post for Wordless Wednesday is a collage of my husband's family veterans, including him.
Clockwise, from the top left: Richard Rufus Bean, Civil War serving from Iowa; John Whitmore, Civil War, serving from Illinois. Medal of Honor Recipient; anonymous cousin who served two tours in Iraq, came home safely; our son Greg, Desert Storm era, Somalia; my husband Jim. Vietnam era; Jim's dad Loren, World War II, aboard Cape Esperance during Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Thanks to all who serve and their families who support them!
Just a little note to go with this picture. I did not do this. My husband would not do this. We are the only two in the house. Imagine my surprise when I opened that door! Poltergeists? Happy Halloween everyone!
25 July 2007 - Our neighbor's Catalpa tree is in bloom right now, and since it is a pretty large specimen, I thought it might be nice to take a shot of it for posterity. You never know, we get some pretty ferocious windstorms around here in the winter...
We just got back from a loooooooonnnnng car trip to Iowa, and this is one of the photos I took as we flew by at about 80 mph. South Dakota has some areas where they have found dinosaur bones and such, hence the humor.
You never know what you are going to find when you start going through the family pictures. This picture had been in my grandpa Yates' possession for probably 60 years before I ever saw it. For whatever reason, my family just didn't get out the old pictures and talk about the people that were in them.
This is a photo of my Great-great Grandfather (on the left) James Knox Polk Yates, and his son Gideon Yates. I imagine that JKP Yates probably made the coffin for his son. I don't know what Gideon's cause of death was, but to me, this photo speaks volumes about my family.