Connie's mom and dad are both in heaven
with my dad today and are so very much missed.
I told Connie the first day I met her that I was going to marry her, and she laughed but 4 months later this picture was taken. It was on Feb. 15, 1965 and I have been laughing ever since. Little did My Connie Girl know that when my dad married us, he would tie such a hard ole knot into the marriage vows. I am here to tell the whole world that I have the best wife a man could ask for and I will Love her forever!
These three little stair steps are Jimmy II, Scott, and Eric...This picture was taken in the late '60's Their ages are exactly 3 years apart for 15 Days in Sept and raising these three was a blast. They are and were the best son's a man could ask for and it has been an honor for me to have these 3 boy's placed into my care from the Heavenly Father. Jimmy, the eldest, after a fatal truck accident, left on July 19, 2008 and has gone on to be with the Lord.
But for sure, each of my son's have been a
blessing sent from heaven.
Left; Early one Sat. morning Connie and I
awoke to a strange noise in the house.
This is Jimmy, my eldest son and lovely wife, Tammy. Jimmy was owner and operator of the ABC Trucking Co. Tammy works as a secretary for the Pennyrile Area Development District. Connie and I are so thankful that Jimmy found such a wonderful little Christian wife to share his life with and even though his life was cut short we couldn't have asked for a better daughter-in-law. She will always remain our sweet daughter.
This is my
middle son, Scott and his little wife Renee. They live in Ocean Isles
Beach, North Carolina. Scott owns and operates a concrete business and
Renee is a sweet little country gal who is not only Scott's wife but does
the secretarial part of the
This is my youngest son, Eric and his sweet wife Melanie. Eric is a high school principal in Morgantown, Ky. Melanie teaches high school English at Warren East High School in Bowling Green. Melanie is a great little mother, home maker, and wonderful wife and daughter in law. Eric is the youngest of my sons and has accomplished so much in his schooling carrier. His momma and I couldn't be prouder of our youngest son and family.
are some pictures of Connie girl and my
From left to right are Will, Kourtney, and Ashlee. Will and Kourtney are Jimmy's from a previous marriage and Ashlee is Tammy's. Together they made a new family and so precious to Connie and myself. They all loved Jimmy so much and miss him terribly and I can only pray for God to touch each of their lives in His love and mercy and somehow bring comfort to them and they try and move on in life without their dad...
These two are Scotts boys from his first marriage. # 76 is Scotty and little brother Aaron. Scotty has gone on to be with the Lord and his grandma and I are still trying to deal with his not being in and out of the house all the time... Aaron is on the honor roll at school and still lives here in Elkton, so Connie and I get to see him pretty often and that is so nice. Aaron is the one who got saved the day of Jimmy's funeral and now realizes that he too will one day see his brother Scotty and uncle Jimmy again. Connie girl and I rejoice and praise God for being able to witness Aaron's salvation and see him and his dad Baptized together on the same day... Thank you dear Lord for granting this privilege. Well Glory!
On the Left are Ethan and Kaity. They are Scotts children from his second marriage and live somewhere in Montana. Connie and I haven't seen them in a long time, 6 or 7 years now and it is so hurtful not to get to see them grow or get to hold them or to talk to them. Aren't they pretty grand children? I can only pray the one day they will find Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and that maybe I'll get to see them again before I leave this world...
On the right is Alexandria. She is cute as a button and smart as a whip. We have so much fun when she comes. Alex is a live wire and she loves the animals. This little button nose is Scott made over. LOL She lives not to far away and we get to see her once in awhile.
This little praying dumpling is Mattie and belongs to Eric and Melanie. Mattie is such a smart little grand baby and of coarse I'm not just saying that because I'm her Pa Pa. (smile) But she can sing God Bless America all the way thru and knows many nursery rhymes. She even remembers things better than I do. But then I'm not 3 yrs. old. LOL
Since I've written the
above on Mattie, she has turned 9 years old and is now in the 4th grade.
She is still smart as a whip and taking piano lessons. When Eric and
Melanie bring her over she most times plays me a recital on the piano...
I'm not sure what she is going to settle on in life but whatever it is I
do know that she is determined, a little head strong, and I know that she
will her best to succeed... Mattie is a true little blessing sent from
This picture of Connie girl, grandson Scotty, and me was taken at Eric and Melanie's Wedding. I married them and I hope that I tied as good a marriage vow knot as my dad tied for Connie and I. I bet you didn't think ol' Pa Pa could look that snazzy huh? LOL But of coarse just being in a picture with my beautiful wife and eldest grandson had to help. The Lord has truly been good to this ol' country boy for sure... *smile*
Well, I surely do thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share my family with you all. I hope that you enjoyed your visit as much as I've enjoyed having you. And remember to always thank God and praise Him for all the blessings He has given to you and your families... I can only pray that your family has been as happy and blessed as mine has...
May God Richly Bless You and All Your Family.
Family Site Award comes from "The lambs Way," created by Connie Thomas.
Thank you so much for this beautiful award. And being a father and a Paw
Paw, I don't believe that I could have received a more lovely one.
Updated on July 28th,