Tombstone Tuesday: John Willie Taylor (1927-2010)

Golden Gate Cemetery, Houston, TX

 John Willie Taylor
SGT US Army
Feb 22, 1927 ~ Feb 7, 2010
In Loving Memory

Tomorrow (Wed., Feb. 22, ) would have been the 85th birthday of the first man I fell in love with — my father — John Willie Taylor!

Daddy . . .

I thought of you with love today –
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday –
and days before that too
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name
Now all I have are memories –
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake –
with which I’ll never part
God has you in his keeping –
while I’ll always have you in my heart.

(Poet Unknown)

Wordless Wednesday: Turning 2

Well, almost wordless . . .

I will be celebrating another wonderful birthday this month with all the trimmings (cake/cobbler, ice cream, gifts, etc.). I doubt any birthday celebrations I have today could ever top all the fun and joy I had when I turned 2 years olf in the photos below. OMG! Look at me – LOL! I definitely love having a reason to party!

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Come on everybody, it’s time to celebrate my special day and eat this cake!

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I’m so excited and can hardly wait for everyone to gather around to sing Happy Birthday. Oh my goodness, I can hardly contain myself!

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Ooooo … I’ve made my wish and now it’s time to blow out these candles and get busy with this cake!

Wordless Wednesday: Five Generations

Well, almost wordless . . . .

5 Generations of My Family Tree in 1964


Five generations of my family in 1964 starting with the oldest to youngest . . .

My Great-Great Grandmother Lula Routt Green  – 1867-1964
My Aunt Sallie Green Lewis – 1907-2001
My Grandfather Willie Taylor –  1909-1985
My Father John Willie Taylor – 1927-2010
My Brother Elgin Taylor
My Brother Jon Taylor – 1952-2017
then . . . . Me!