Family Trip to Big Flat

In the late 1970s or early 1980s, we went to Big Flat to visit Great-Grandma Lawrence. I think it may have been for her birthday.

Those are Great-Grandma Lawrence’s roses in the photo. She loved those roses.

The jackets that Tammy and I are wearing are our Green Forest Tigers jackets that we got shortly after moving to Green Forest. So the photo had to be taken after we moved in 1978 and Mike looks to be about 3-5 years old so it must be around 1979.

Grandpa and Grandma Treat Me Tammy and Mike at Great-Grandma Lawrence’s home in Big Flat

Corbin Barnes, Great Grandma  Vada (Barnes) Lawrence and Me Tammy and Mike

(Corbin Barnes was Great-Grandma Lawrence’s brother)

Easter when we were kids!

Easter when we were kids!

This photo was taken on Easter Sunday. Mom made the pink dresses for me and Tammy. They were our special Easter dresses. We were so proud of them and thought we looked so good in them!

We always went to Grandma and Grandpa Thompson’s for Easter to hunt eggs with our cousins. We would hunt eggs at home too.

Grandpa Thompson would cook and color a LOT of eggs for us and then he would hide them in the back yard for his grandchildren to run out and hunt! Those were some good days!

I am carrying on that tradition with my niece and nephews. I want them to have a sense of the connection that I have to generations past. Every year we have an Easter egg hunt at our home for the kids. We also have the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners from my childhood. I want them to know that family and tradition are important!


Kellie Tammy and Tiger at Easter

Kellie and Tammy at Easter

We are wearing the Easter Dresses that Mom made for us!