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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Grandpa and Bullfrogs


My cousin, Jimmy, posted the above picture. This might look like just a bunch of bullfrogs, but to me, it's much much more. My grandfather, Grandpa Jim, died when I was about 4 years of age, and I never got to really know him. He was a powerful preacher and church builder back in the days of the Great Depression. When my cousin posted this picture, he noted that my grandfather is on the far right. My Aunt Ann, who recently passed away, is in the lower right hand corner. My grandmother, Millie, is third from the left. And... DRUM ROLL PLEASE... my dad is the smallest child on the bottom of the picture in a white t-shirt. Hahahahahahahahahahahaaha... And his brother, James, is the other boy standing next to dad.
I know that most of you will probably now have a much lower opinion of where I came from, but hopefully you won't hold it against me.
If you click ON THE PHOTO... You will be able to take a closer look at both my family and the frogs. My cousin, Jimmy, told me that the reason they all look unhappy is that it was EARLY in the morning and that someone had been froggin' all night long and woke everyone up just to take this picture.
I really have NO point to this story except to show you this CRAZY picture. And one day soon... In heaven... I will get to ask my Grandparents MORE about this picture and the kid in the white t-shirt.

4 comments:

Pastor's Perspective said...

GREAT GREAT PIC! Thanks for posting this. The more I look at the faces, the posturing and the attitudes - the more I enjoyed it. Who said a b&w photo can't be COLORFUL?!

Deb said...

I came here to post a comment about this past weekend's Easter Service under the tent, and came across this priceless photo a few blogs back. :)

Oh, my goodness. This IS funny.
Made my morning.

Especially your comments about it! :)

Yozy said...

Oh soooo funny! I though they were all sad because the frogs were dead... ;) but your explanation is so much better!! ;) lol

Dawn Almudarris said...

Boy talk about the ozarks!! Great picture. I always knew your Dad was a charmer but boy what a cutie pie. This picture made me smile thank you Dudley.