Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Dad's first post war Jeep. It shows up in many of our early photos. This was taken in La Verne, California.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Mary Permalia Lamb Denbow Eakins was married to James Denbow who died in 1865 from injuries sustained during his fighting in the Civil War. She then married James Eakins and after his death in 1899, Mary moved to Colorado to live with her grand daughter, Lura Weatherly Nye and Oscar Nye. Lura's mother was Viola Denbow Weatherly, Mary and James Denbow's daughter.
This is Viola Denbow Weatherly. Below is a picture of the back of the art work which is written by Faye Nye Hamilton and also noted by Dorothy Hamilton Kerr.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
From the timing of some of the other photos, I believe this one was also taken in October 1944.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I will be posting a few of the "lost" Hamilton photos and negatives that I have scanned for sharing with our family and friends over the coming weeks. If you want to know more about the photo than I post with it, leave a comment and I will get back to you ASAP.
|Irene Hamilton Kimball and Richard Kimball||abt 1943|
|Richard Kimball, Irene Hamilton Kimball, Oscar Nye and Lura Weatherly Nye. Oscar and Lura are Irene's Grandparents.|
Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Joe Lee “JL” Kerr, 94, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Born in Whitley County, Kentucky to Joe and Molly Kerr he lived most of his life in Southern California.
Joe was a passionate, hard working man who enjoyed life in many ways. His marriage to Dottie Hamilton in 1940 was followed by service in the Army during WWII. Joe soon entered service in the Santa Monica Post Office where he put his many mechanical skills to work, retiring as their Manager, Building Operations. Seemed like he could fix or build anything. His retirement was to work summers at the Friendship Flea Market and winter at his home in Morongo Valley, CA. He loved the companionship of the flea marketeers. “Everythings for sale, except the wife and kids, cause there is a law against that” was a favorite response when asked if an item was for sale.
Joe was very proud of his 4 sons, Jerry, Terry, Larry and Randy Sam. Randy was lost to him in 1983. After Dottie's death in 1979, Joe married Virginia “Chris” Greer in Indiana. This brought together two of Friendship's favorite families. Joe now included the Greer kids, Bob, Judy, Jane, Rick, and Sue as part of his family. With them and the growing numbers of grandkids and great grandkids his years in the 80's and 90's were full of love and family. After Chris's death in 2006, Joe lived with and was cared for by Larry and Andy. Their love and care gave him much comfort in his final years.
Every person he met will remember Joe for a special reason. Jeep enthusiast, electrician, plumber, mechanic, pack rat, huckster, builder, father, grandpa Joe, or friend. He has left us for now, and each of us is richer for having known him.
No services are planned. If desired, donations to your local Salvation Army would be appreciated.