Picture A Day – 30 July 2009
I finally got paid tonight (direct deposit rules!!!) and so this will be the last “money saving” post, at least for a while
This picture is a couple of years old. It was taken just north of Hackberry and just south of Valentine.
This is where Dad grew up.
It’s tough to see in this picture, even at full size, but there’s a stone hous to the right of that barn on the left. It’s over by that hill. That was Dad’s childhood home.
To get here, you go north on Route 66 about an hour from Kingman, AZ. Cindy and I had set off on a weekend road trip to the Grand Canyon caverns and this just happened to be on the way. Mom heard where we were going and Dad gave directions about where to look.
I really don’t think I had it all that bad in San Diego, but there seems to have been a whole lot more freedom back then. Heck, Dad was left alone to run the place for a few weeks when he was only nine. Kids rode their horses with a rifle in the saddle scabbard and all of them carried pocket knives. Both of those were true for schools and there were no massacres.
I’m glad Dad grew up on a ranch in rural northern Arizona. It was one of the reasons I turned out the way I did – able to think for myself. If he’d have been a Kalifornia kid (I’m the only one of those in my family), I’d probably be even more screwed up in the head than I already am
I just thought I’d try to share something I think is really cool about my family history
Take care, y’all
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