My parents were in town this weekend!
They asked my grandfather, Daddy Ken to give us his tour of Memphis. Where he went to barber college, all the places he’s lived, where he went to church, where relatives are buried, etc. It was a lot of fun! I took lots of video of him at each place and plan to put it together as a little mini Memphis documentary of his life. 🙂
This is the house where Daddy Ken and Momma Billie rented a room just after they got secretly married! She had just turned 17 and he was 22 so they ran off to Mississippi for the day, took a year from his age and added it to hers, and got married in secret. Scandal! 😉
This is the next house that Daddy Ken owned over in Mayfair Park. My mom spent her teen years in this house and I grew up always knowing this house when I came to visit them. The shot on the left is of me with two of my sisters (I’m the curly headed one) in 1990 and the shot on the right is of Daddy Ken this past weekend.
We spent some time walking around cemeteries as well. I know that may seem strange, but I grew up doing this with my family so it’s always seemed totally normal to me, haha! That’s Christopher and my dad talking together.
These are the gravestones of two of my great-grandmothers. Virsie and Virdia. There is an on-going joke in our family that Christopher and I are expected to name our first daughter Virsie Virdia Vendetti. Yeah, our poor child. I’m not sure if that’s better or worse than naming my daughter Leonidas, haha!