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Yes, I know it's not Thursday, but I am planning go with it, please...

I went to my dad's house last week, and took my aunt (his "big" sister) along for the ride.

Along the way, I asked her how she met her husband, and got a new little tidbit of information for the family archives.

Went graving at St. Joe Cemetery, which I refer to as the Burris burying ground. Found Aunt Margaret Jane Burris Moore's stone and photographed it.

After lunch at Dad's, we wandered downstairs and I spied a couple of photos I didn't have in our electronic archives.

A photo of my step-mom's dad in 1956 with his dog, Lonesome.
Paul Pettit, with Lonesome

There was one of Aunt Emma, and her husband, Tom Crites, taken about 1935. They don't look 50 years old to me.
Dora Emma Burris and Walter Thomas "Tommy" Crites

I asked my step-mom to scan and email the pics.

Got them today.
And a bonus.

When I called to thank her, dad answered the phone. I asked him about this last one, which is a photo of my dear step-mom on her 60th birthday.

He said he had been out and about and just ran by a store that made birthday cakes.

When he got it home, my step-mom told him it was the first birthday cake she ever had.


So this one is precious to all of us...
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This is a photo of my step-grandparents, Paul Pettit, and Audria Maxine Brannon, probably around the time of their marriage in 1937.

I saw it when I was up visiting the folks last weekend, and they let me scan a copy with my little Flip-Pal.


Paul died in 1964, and Audria, in 2007. Both are buried in St. Joe Cemetery, just down the road from the Burris homeplace, in Pope County, AR.

This is a Sepia Saturday post.
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My folks bought a display case for all of Paul's awards, including his Bronze Star Medal.


We're going to do a little article to send in to the newspaper.

I just love it when things work out the way they should.


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