Sunday, June 20, 2004

My father's father father (Elton)

Great Grandpa Elton 1883-1973

I've been writing a bit on my memories of my family, early memories.  This is my great grandpa, My Papa's father.  His name was Elton, He is one of my early memories.  I only remember him when he was in the nursing home.  Going to visit him on his birthday, and sitting in his lap.  From what they say he was a good man.  His father died when he was a young boy.  He was raised by his mother and a his step father, whom as the story went wasn't very nice to his young stepson.  That's what my grandpa and all his brothers and sisters always said.  Nonethe less he grew to a man and married Annie http://journals.aol.com/deveil/CelebrationofMyExhistance/entries/1230, his childhood sweetheart he met in church and also went to school with.  He was a good farmer, one of the bests around where he lived.  Who stayed on top of the latest gadgets.  My Papa who loved to drive fast said he got this from his father, who didn't drive but always got my Papa to drive him, and kept saying faster, faster. 

3 comments:

gbgoglo said...

What a handsome and elegant gentleman your great grandpa...

alphawoman1 said...

What year is this?

judithheartsong said...

Thank you for sharing this with me!!! judi