March 16, 2011

Yesterday (near Everman, Texas)

I like family pictures.

From to left to right: Carrie Belle, Dora Fannie, Elva Pearl, John Thomas (Papa), Harl Herbert, Sarah Eliza Alvora Fleming (Mama), William Ralph (Bunk), Berry Burton, and John Chester. After Bunk's birth, the Boydstun family moved to this old Texas box-house, with a lean-to kitchen and attic which was set on eighty-three acres of farmland. There the family raised cotton, corn, and pecans. Two more children were born here, Ira in 1895 and Hattie Alvora in 1897.
Bunk is the baby in the picture and was my Dad's father. Bunk's father (John Thomas), sitting on the chair in the center of photo, was to live in reasonably good health to his 84th year before dying in Archer City, Texas where he is buried.

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