Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Dad’s 101st Birthday

Howard Woodyard w blackbird and redbird- abt 1930

This is my Dad, Howard Theodore Woodyard, b. 12/1/09 – d. 10/19/82.  He was named for two presidents, Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.  This photo was recently sent to me by my sister Katherine who received it from our cousin Hellen, her mom, Alice, was one of my dad’s sisters.  These two horses were named Black Bird and Red Bird, taken probably around 1930.  My parents were married in 1935, they kept it a secret for a year as Mom was teaching school and then if you were a female and married you could not teach.  One of Dad’s sisters, Ellen, is living in Ohio, she is 102 1/2 years old.

6 comments:

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

My grandmother lived to 101 yrs old and passed 10 years ago. All of her descendants were and still are alive and well~ including her 4 children who are all cancer survivors.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

I have discovered as I get older, family history is much more interesting. It is so nice to have these old photos along with the history that goes with it.

While in Salt Lake City this year, I spent quite some time in their family history center researching my family history. It was very interesting-getting all the way back into the 1600's!

Happytrails said...

What a wonderful memory to have.

E Squared and Mui said...

What a great photo to have of your dad.

Travelwithwhippets said...

Great photo! I love family history, and I'm lucky in my family that others have done the legwork. Not so in Roger's family, so someday we plan to research his. My grandma (who mostly raised me) lived to be 105, long enough to hold MY granddaughter.

John and Ellen said...

I also enjoyed your family history and the picture. We have family pictures with the men and their horses too. You have a nice memory to hold on to.

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