Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! In Meet my grandparents Part 1, I introduced my maternal grandparents, Joy Payne and Joe Crockett Hagerman. This morning, I want to share old photos of my grandma’s parents and siblings.
Allow me to introduce to you my great-grandparents, Samuel Frederick and Hattie Keaton Payne.
I was very young when my great-grandparents moved from McDowell County West Virginia to Bland County Virginia in the small community of Rocky Gap. We didn’t visit often, but when we did it was a special treat. One of the fondest memories I have of Grandpa Payne is when he brought out, Mr. Ed, a talking (pull string) horse hand puppet. I thought that was the neatest thing ever and I always begged to see Mr. Ed every chance I got.
I’m not entirely sure the year of these pictures, but I suspect the left shot was in the mid to late 60s and the right photo is from the late 70s to early 80s. Another memory I have is Grandpa’s coin collection. I don’t remember a lot about it other than I thought it was really cool. Maybe, I just liked all the shiny coins and the thoughts of all the candy I could buy with them. I remember Grandma being a sweet old woman who didn’t have teeth. Well, she had dentures but wouldn’t wear them. I think they were ill-fitting and not comfortable to wear. It amazed me how she could chew up just about anything with bare gums. My children never knew their great-great grandparents.
This will be my last Flashback Friday link up party (not posts) until September. This hasn’t been a huge success and I wonder if I should dismiss the use of it altogether. What do you think?
Leave a trail, so we can find our way back to you! 😉
Today, I celebrate the small things in my life.
- longer days
- cotton candy clouds and blue skies
- afternoon thunder showers
- rainbows painted across the sky
- summer breeze
What are you celebrating?
This summer I’m slowing things down in Blogosphere. It just makes sense to step back and enjoy the long days. I won’t completely vanish from the net. You’ll spot me from time to time making rounds, commenting, and sharing short posts. Meanwhile, let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Thanks for visiting. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!