Today during school, we started learning about the Spanish American War. I knew that I had seen pictures of my great, great grandpa once, I tracked them down so my son could see them. I think history becomes alive if you can put faces to it. I thought you might like to see it too. Aren't the guns huge?
Look at the tent and it even has a table cloth. I think this must have been the officers tent.
This is my great grand mother. She had just married my great grandfather. Isn't she cute? I thought she was I love the look on her face.
This is my great grandpa and great grandma on their wedding day. He looks like a rough and tumble kind of cowboy type doesn't he?
This is their house in Oklahoma two kids later. She did go on to have 12 I met her once when I was a little girl. She was tall and thin and very quiet. Her eyes would dance even if she didn't talk much.
My grandpa in the second one with dark hair. These are some of his brothers. My grandpa came to stay with us when I was two or so, then I didn't see him again for a long time. There was this show that came on Saturday mornings and Ronald Reagan was the host. I thought that Ronald Reagan was my grandpa. I would watch it every week. Just to get a glimpse of him. Years later when I saw him, I could tell they were different but I always had such a fondness for Ronald Reagan because of it. :)
I love this picture. The girl with the really bored look on her face in the upper left is my Grandma in the above pictures. Her maiden name was Sexton. I just loved this.
Then years later, there she is after raising 12 children. She died in 1977 I wish I had known her better.
Thanks for walking down this road with me today.