A very young Russell. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the man did have hair!
This was a picture Caitlin drew for her Aunt Lynn. I don't know when Caitlin did this, but it was in grade school for sure. Her and her sister's art has come a long way since those days.
This is Samantha about the age of 10 or so.
Some of Samantha's early works of art
My uncle Gordon turned a painting of mine into a stained glass window. The window was installed in my grandparent's bathroom so they could see it every day. I was totally touched by this. I cry to think this is in a house that none of our family live in anymore. But my mother has the original painting at least.
My brother, me, and my sister...I was probably about 20 or so in this pic
A montage of family
Caitlin and Samantha making salad...it was a tasty one too!
The only man I could truly call my father. This was Hulbert J Smith not too long before he died.
I believe it is one of the last pictures of him I ever took. He was a wonderful man who helped shape who I am today. He taught me so many things about people, love, life, laughter, manners, and nature. I miss him more than I've missed anyone in my life. They day he died was a very dark and sad day for our family.
My two lovely daughters. It was hard to get them to look happy in this picture! They dislike weddings almost as much as I do.
The first and only camp letter I ever got from one of my children. It was too precious not to scan in the computer. I hope I still have the original in a box somewhere.
Sam and Mom...thinking Sam is about 9 in this picture?
Caitlin...a lover of animals just like her mom
Mom blow drying Caitlin's hair...I have no idea what year this was
Granmama and Caitlin. I got all my fire and stubbornness from Granmama. She didn't take guff from anyone and neither do I! Sometimes it's not a good thing when I'm feeling a total lack of diplomacy. My mother did tell me many times when I was growing up that my mouth would get me in trouble. She was correct of course. But my mouth has also gotten me out of trouble as well. So there mom. :)