Friday, December 24, 2010

Sophenia and Clarence

Sophenia and Clarence were a wonderful couple and a great love story. Together they had five boys and two adopted daughters. They were faithful members of the church and worked diligently to spread the good news about Jesus Christ and his love.

These photos are from when their love story was just beginning. What a beautiful young lady and handsome young man! Take a look at the way they were in their youth!

Calell, Sophenia, and ?
Sophenia playing croquet.

Young Sophenia
Clarence and Sophenia (probably newly wed.)



Daddy Guy and Mama Mary holding a grandchild.  (Probably Clarence Jr.)
Here are the five Baker daughters with their husbands:
Charles and Calell; Clarence and Sophenia; Mary Janice and R.L.; (I've got to look up the rest of them to be sure...)
These folks may be Clarence's relatives but the photo was not labeled.
This one was not labeled either but it looked like they were having a lot of fun!

 Mama Mary as I knew her.  What a sweet, Christian lady!

Time passes and memories fade.  I think it is appropriate that from time to time we refresh our memories with the old photographs.  These wonderful people paved the way for our generation and those to come!  We do remember and appreciate all you did!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Time to Eat!

When it was time to eat, Daddy Ken was always first in line. He said it was because he had 4 brothers growing up.

If you wanted any food, you had to get there fast!  This was one time I actually beat Daddy Ken in filling my plate. 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Something Special about the First Grandchild!

What a special relationship Daddy Ken and Ginger had! She was his first grandchild. Oh... he loved them all the same but it just seems there is a special bond with that first grandchild that is a little different. It's hard to explain until it happens to you.

Grandchildren are such a blessing and Ginger has always been a special blessing to Daddy Ken.

We all had to let him go but we still feel the love he had for us and I take comfort in knowing he felt confident of our love for him. Thank you Ginger for always making Daddy Ken feel special!
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Daddy Ken and Horses

Daddy Ken loved horses! When Glenn Jr. asked him to take care of their horses while they were gone for a week he jumped right in there and did it.

When he was a small boy, as he always told the story, he rode his horse up to his elementary school and in one door and out the other. Of course, he got in trouble but he had a story to tell the rest of his life!

When I was a teenager, Daddy Ken bought a horse named June. Although it was kept out in the country I got to ride it quite often. I would even bring her back to our house and ride her in the field of Johnson grass behind our house.

I guess Daddy Ken always had that "cowboy" blood in him and in these photos you can see a little of it.

Another memory from Steve.