Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gatesville, Texas

This is my husband's hometown, where he was born and raised-his roots. Interesting to watch his enthusiasm as he tells me he caught crawdads in that pond or went to scouts in that building, etc. It helps me get to know him better. Then going with him to visit the graves of his parents and grandparents on back makes me feel closer to them even though I never met them. Their names are familiar from the genealogy I have done in their behalf over the past 15 years since I married into the family.




7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Know it must have been a nice trip back in time! I'm happy for both of you.

Kay said...

These are great shots. I'm enjoying traveling with you and can just imagine your husband's enthusiasm.

SandyCarlson said...

What a neat place. It must be fun putting the names with the faces as your husband shows you around.

ramblingwoods said...

I hope you wrote down or record the stories..I want to get some of my parents' stories recorded...

Carla said...

I love that last picture. Beautiful building! Must be the courthouse.

mom/caryn said...

omigosh, Lin. This has been a fabulous trip for both of you. I always love driving through Pleasant Grove and having Wayne point out his old haunts and tell stories about his youthful endeavors. He was full of vinegar when he was a growing lad. And you are completely right... somehow hearing about their adventures while growing into maturity does help give us a better understanding of them as the men they have become.

So, I never thought of Allen as a Texan... he doesn't have that slow drawl. Does he even like horses? I've never seen a cowboy hat around your home, that I remember anyway.

dellgirl said...

This is a good shot of the ?courthouse? I love looking at pics of old courthouses.