The majority of this post is going to be an update to a previous post, which was written on October 4, 2016, which was 19 years to the day that I'd lost my father. Please click on the links to read more about my dad, from previous posts I've written. Thanks!
|Nash County Training School, Class of 1942|
That's my dad at the top with the open-mouthed smile. :)
|And then there were six...|
My father has been gone since October 4, 1997 - exactly 23 years, 4 months, and 6 days. I love and miss him, immensely. Before his death in 1997, I’d dibbled and dabbled a bit in genealogy, however, it was when faced with the task of writing my dad’s obituary that I realized how little I knew about him and his life “pre-Renate”, and I certainly didn’t know anything of his family history. And, so it was with his death, and the need to write his obituary, that I consider my real beginning as a genealogy researcher. I started my quest to learn as much as possible about my father , and subsequently my YARBOROUGH ancestry, which was soon followed by all of my other family lines.
|Dad, the military man. Date unknown, but early in his career.|
|I think the pic on the left is Marines and I know the one on the right is Army. |
The bottom shows the medal again, with his Marine and Army dogtags.
|That's my daddy - #10! Where are his kneepads?|
|My father absolutely loved being a "Grandpa." |
Here, he's with my oldest daughter, Natasha, who was born on his 58th birthday!
|The Yarborough siblings - they were so close. |
Arthur, Susie, and Calvin III
|My dad with his cousin Geral and an|
|Dad with my Aunt Ruby, |
my Uncle George's wife
|At the first of only two (ever) Yarborough Family Reunions 1993 in Baltimore.|
Seated: Cousin Geral and Cousin Madie
Standing: My dad (Arthur), Cousin Ralph, and Uncle Calvin (my dad's brother)
|I gave this shirt to my dad for Father's Day, one year, and he LOVED it. The pictures are of my two daughters. I think it said, "We love you, Grandpa!"|
|I love and miss you, Daddy!|