Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a visiting cousin

Sam Lawrence from Florida is visiting at his great uncle Lijes. Kevin, Deb, KJ, & Katie & great grandma Marie went to see him. he will be a sophomore.

Monday, July 26, 2010

old camper pic

from facebook (of course!)

Haggard trip to MO - date unknown. Mona, Darla, Jerry, Freda, Jerry
.In this photo: Mona Haggard Somers (photos), Jerry Haggard (photos)
Added June 1, 2009 ·

Jerry Haggard WOW, i don't know how old this picture is. My family used to travel from California to Missouri to visit family. My cousin dug this picture up from somewhere! lol. Oh, I'm the little guy in the middle.
June 1, 2009 at 11:25pm ·

.Lisa Axsom Butler I was looking thru some of mom's old photos while visiting up there and just had to snap a shot of this one to share with you guys!!! I vaguely remember this visit but have no idea when it was taken (likely mid-late 70s - was before John was born which was in 1980).
June 2, 2009 at 10:14am ·

.Jerry Haggard I think it is 74 or 75 just before we moved to Chico
June 2, 2009 at 10:34am ·

uncle jerry pictures from facebook....

at a family reunion....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

visitin' relations...

headed down the fubarred highway ruined by shit hauling trucks carrying ridiculously large emergency loads of water to get lagoon levels under control to my parents. my sister Lisa & nephews Max & Logan were there. and the potato eating cats.

Monday, July 19, 2010

cousin Jerry

pics from his facebook...wakeboarding in California! and other cool stuff...

mona's family

pictures from facebook:

Mona, Joey, & Kristin

Alia swim lessons

baby Joey June 2010

Joey & Alia are Mona's grandkids
Kristin is Mona's daughter

Thursday, July 15, 2010

wait a minute....

we ate at Trenton Pizza Hut buffett last nite on the way to the movies. a few booths away, a man caught my eye. he was a ringer for my late great Uncle Dean. Uncle Dean was a great old guy. I'm sure he was a great young guy, too, but I only knew him as an older guy. he played instruments in a band, he was quick with a joke. and he told amazing family stories. he drove a luxury car pedal to the medal & a/c on full blast. he took me to Hughes Cemetery & showed me various spots around the Cainsville/Saline area where houses had formerly stood that family members had lived in.
Uncle Dean died when I was pregnant with Katie. and when I saw this gentleman at Pizza Hut, I had to smile about my memories of Uncle Dean.

Monday, July 5, 2010

the 4th of July that got rained out....

every year my mom & dad come to Princeton to watch their dancing granddaughter Katie...she had just dropped her boa & started strutting to her spot when the downpour began & 4th of July was postponed to Saturday....

my cousin Jerry Haggard

Fourth of July 2010 fireworks at Freedom High School in Oakley.

posted on facebook....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th

my late grandpa Vermal loved holidays...especially the 4th. he spent a fortune on fireworks & brought them to our house to shoot them off. he was always nailing some spinny thing somewhere & it would take off chasing him.
my family used to have a huge family picnic every year, Uncle Bob ran the grill for years, Tom took over towards the end. Grandma Grace & Aunt Minerva would make homemade ice cream. The last picnic I remember was the year I was pregnant with Katie.
we had to get up early to milk & do chores so we'd be done before everyone showed up. and then there was milking & chores to do at night, too. Grandma & Grandpa would always stay for fireworks. Grandma made the best potato salad.