This was their last photo taken together in the fall of 1966
They were really beautiful people - inside as well as out. They instilled excellent values in me that have stood me well and I truly thank them for loving me as they did when they were alive.
Southerners to the core, I lost their portraits in Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and it really, really saddened me as they had been in our homes my entire life.
Below is Mama's portrait in the backgroud with John Rumley and me in the front - 1953