Our grandmother, Louise Blood
Our grandfather, Roscoe Blood
Our parents, Minnie and Russell Blood
I'm not certain, but I think Dad is kneeling by his Mother's grave in Nebraska, 1988
Classic picture of our parents, Minnie and Russell Blood, baby Louise, Sunlight, 1931
Our grandparents, Tilda and James Wasden
Memorial Day 2012. Today we honor our parents and grandparents and all those who have gone before us. Since we cannot travel to the Penrose cemetery, we make the best of it by remembering them here. If these photos are too large for your hard drive, let me know and I'll shrink them, but I wanted to see them in a large enough size so I could feel their presence. We never knew our Blood grandparents, since Dad was an orphan at an early age. We grew up with our Wasden grandparents and we children were close to them all of their lives. Never a day goes by that I still do not think of my parents in some way or another, and continue to miss them after all these years. And so we pay tribute to all of them this Memorial Day 2012.
We would be remiss if we did not honor service men and women, and particularly the members of our family who have served, and are now serving, in the armed forces of our country. We especially pay tribute to those who have served in harm's way. So, be assured that we are thinking of you, that we are aware of the sacrifices you have made and our now making in our behalf.