Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Elijah

Today is Elijah James Breedlove's
12th Birthday.

Happy Birthday to you, Elijah.
We love you and are so proud of you.
Here are a few collages that show
your interests nowadays.
We hope that you are not too embarrassed
by all of this "photo press."

Have a GREAT day!




Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom

Thursday, April 15, 1920, was relatively quiet in terms of worldwide significance. That date had not yet been designated as the tax return deadline. 1920 was a leap year, but that mattered little.

In Gill, Texas, earlier known as Terrapin Neck, people tended to their farm chores, and some went to work at the local sawmill or cotton gin. Life was normal in the community.

The population of Harrison County was 43,565, the majority of which lived in Marshall. But Gill had its own mix of Harrisons, Hopkins, Allens, Fogles, Grigsbys, Moores, Mayfields, and a few others – making up at least half of that 565. An Earl family was among the others.

To be sure, times were different then. In Gill, radios and refrigerators were not commonplace, and as a matter of fact, neither was electricity. Now and then an automobile or truck could be heard, if not seen, clattering by on its way to somewhere. Who knew when it might return? And $100 would translate into several thousand by today’s standards.

But then there was this event. Annie Ruth Hopkin was born; the second child of Molton and Emma Dee (Harrison) Hopkin. After that, the world kept on turning, but it would never be the same. On that day and because of this event, the world became a better place.

I love you, Mama.



Friday, April 08, 2011

"Images of Praise"

Here are some images that I made for a friend,
and then I put them into a book for myself.

I thought they were appropriate for the
Easter season.

"Intense love does not measure; it just gives."
Mother Teresa