Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Daddy And Me

This is my first time to join the Genea-Bloggers, as a group, in blogging together about the same ideas and the same subject. I'm thankful for these ideas as I have been pondering and pondering what and how to begin this new year of 2009 on my blog.

So, I begin with one of my favorite pictures of "My Daddy and Me."  

My dad wanted to have our pictures taken together.  Mom says he told her to get me ready for him to take me to town to have our pictures made.  This has become a precious picture to me as I, remember him, and think of him.  He died in 1988 of pancreatic cancer.  I plan to see him someday in heaven.

The picture was taken in Cotton Plant, Arkansas when I was two years old.  Dad would have been about twenty five years old.

My dad was very handsome.  I was always so very proud the next day, after he had visited my teachers at the school's open house.  The teachers, in front of the whole class,  would always tell me how handsome they thought my father was. 

He was a very over-protective father, while I was growing up, with boundaries that he enforced.  I am thankful now as I see it was a father who loved his daughter and wanted the best he could give me with his protection and guidance.


Becky Jamison said...

Yes he was a handsome man! And he had a cute little daughter too! Thanks for sharing your precious photo!

Amy said...

I had to look up Cotton Plant. My ancestors are from Russellville, Pope County.

Carolyn said...

Becky you are such a good encourager. I appreciate you so much.

Carolyn said...

Amy my ancestors were more in the eastern central part of Arkansas. There were some from Saline Co. who migrated to Faulkner and then White Co. They had come from La and SC.

Then my dad's side of the family came from Ky to Clay Co, Ark. down to Praire Co. Arkansas.

My mother and sisters live in Ft. Smith.

Andrea Christman said...

You're doing great with your blog! I just discovered the genea-bloggers group too and it has really given me a wealth of ideas to use. Keep it up :-)

Debbie said...

Hi Carolyn,

I've given you the Kreativ Blogger Award! Go to to pick up your award and follow the instructions to pass it on! Congratulations!


Virginia Travis said...

He was very handsome! Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories. There is much to be said about over-protective fathers...mostly good!

I see that Debbie has already awarded you, but here you go again...

I have awarded you a Kreativ Blogger Award. Please see my post at Oh Blah Vi, Oh Blah Va. Enjoy!

Carolyn said...

You all have been so nice to me. Sorry about my neglected Blog. I've really been spending a lot of time with Ancestry and researching with DNA. I've tested about 21 family members and I have more to work with then I can get to.