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Amazing Old Hinson Family Photo

Have taken a little time off this holiday season and have been scanning old family photos. Brother-in-law Bill Till found this particularly awesome photo of my grandmother, Sadie Hinson, in his ancestry research. Never seen it before. (She is the one with the guitar)

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Photo Album from Octagon

Pages 1-10 of an old photo album from Octagon, Alabama. Hinson Family photos.  

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My Father and Nash Cars

Found this photo the other day stuck in the back of a box of my old school photos (those probably won’t be scanned in–they weren’t really from my “cute” period). Thought it was an interesting shot…. (Clark Watts, my father, standing just to the right of the Nash logo–below him, my Aunt Marguerite Skinner).

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Old Family Photos: Aunt Gladys

Found this photo in a box that I didn’t know existed in our basement. A couple of other small treasures in it as well. I’ll scan those in later. For those new to this blog, my Aunt Gladys (my father Clark Watts’ sister) lived in Alaska for years in the 1930’s – 1950’s. This must […]

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Happy Father’s Day

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Now here was a man who knew how to enjoy children! Happy Father’s Day Papa. I miss you!  

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Happy Memorial Day to All the Folks Who Kept (and keep) Us Free

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Missing my Dad on Memorial Day (and every day). He and his generation did so much for so few thanks. Thanks to all of them (though they are all gone now) for what they did in WWII.  

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I Miss You Mama

In keeping with my yearly posting on this date (March 3), here’s a letter my mother sent me nearly 15 years ago. Here’s a link to my original posting 3 years ago. Here are a couple of videos of my Mama telling stories (she would give me a shake of the head for posting these, […]

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Happy Birthday Mama

Mama would have been 87 years old today. I miss her each and every day. The jonquils are blooming in my yard as are the hyacinths (dug from bulbs that bloomed in Octagon for years). I’m sure the blooms in Octagon are a sea of golden yellow! I find myself regularly turning to a box […]

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The HBO Mini-Series “The Pacific”

I’ve been really excited about this since I first heard about it this fall. We loved “Band of Brothers” and can’t wait to watch “The Pacific” tonight! My dad was in WWII and in the Pacific theater. He didn’t talk about it much, but he did write letters home regularly–the last letters I think he […]

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Three Years Seems Like Yesterday–and Forever

Wow. It has been three years. It seems forever, but also just yesterday when Mama was taken away. It somehow makes it that much harder that it is one week from her birthday. I miss her so much. I’ve been going through old letters she sent (I promise not to continue to post them), and […]

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