Ok, so we’ve been trying so hard to get the new blog up all week and I’ve been holding back on all of these posts so that they could be on the pretty, shiny, new blog! This past Monday was my Granny’s 67th birthday! I don’t get to see her nearly as much as I’d like. She only lives a couple of hours away but every day seems swamped lately! Sometimes you just have to make time and do the things that are important so Sean and I took off to the Chattanooga area on Monday to have a late lunch and spend some time with the fam.

While we were there, my uncle gave me this really cool picture of my Papa when he was young. I love these little finds! They are such treasures! This was a wallet-sized photo they had found in my great grandmother’s house after she died. This is why we do what we do. Everyone should have a documentary of their lives for their families to treasure! This picture is so dear to me and I would love to have more like it – ones that show him laughing or how he wrapped his arm around my grandmother’s waist when they were young. It’s so important!



Happy birthday Granny! :) We love you!




  1. david baxter on September 4, 2007 at 8:19 am

    old skool photos rock. i have a shot of my uncle that looks just like that, i think that’s the same jacket. awesome post guys!

  2. sean on September 4, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    I wasn’t around back then, so I can’t be sure–but based on lots of movies that I’ve seen, the way I imagine it being is that that that you only had two jacket choices at that point in time. Either the “clean cut” jacket that all of the guys in the movies wore who were the “nice guys” (and probably came with a nice sweater) or you could pick up the standard issue “bad boys” jacket, which probably came with a comb, some grease for your hair, and a pack of cigarettes.

    Either way, I’m fairly certain that he and your uncle sang & danced with the Jets on at least one occasion that they were about to scrap with the Sharks.

  3. david baxter on September 5, 2007 at 12:13 am


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