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2012-08-27 13:17

Treasure Chest Thursday: Photos

Yes, I know it's not Thursday, but I am planning ahead...so 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Ever.

So this one is precious to all of us...
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2011-04-08 22:44

Sepia Saturday: Paul and Audria Pettit

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.

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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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2011-01-09 17:11

Paul Pettit: 1914-1964

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


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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.