Aunt Betty and Uncle Kenny moved to Yellville, Arkansas about 46 years ago. California was just not the place they could call home for themselves or their family. Once there, Uncle Kenny began working at Ranger boats. Anyone out there who fishes for bass knows all about Ranger boats. I'm told that it's one of the best boats out there for any serious fisherman. Uncle Kenny became one of their best craftsmen when it came to building those boats... in fact they placed his sweet face on the cover of one of their catalogs as they thought him to be an invaluable employee. The girls, Marla and Marilyn, worked for Ranger alongside their dad. That company lost a lot when they all eventually moved on.
Speaking of Uncle Kenny, here he is resting in his chair after putting in yet another hard day of work out in the fields. Most of us think he's working harder now that he's retired, than he did when he was working at Ranger. ;-)
Not to be out done, I would never even attempt to keep up with my aunt Betty. She plants and takes care of a huge garden, cans nearly everyday, works the hay fields with uncle Kenny when needed, takes care of the chickens, butchers them, etc. etc.. She never seems to stop. She loves to cook and makes the most fantastic desserts you've ever seen or tasted. If an elderly neighbor (or any neighbor for that matter!) is in need, this family of mine, is always ready to lend a helping hand. They are generous, kind, humble, and hard working. Their Godly example is much to be desired. Here is aunt Betty and my mom enjoying each other's company.
And about that garden.... here is a small glimpse. It's as huge as it is beautiful. I think it's pretty cool that my uncle Kenny helps my aunt Betty out not only in the garden, but also in the canning of their incredible bounty.
And here's home for my uncle Kenny and aunt Betty. Looks pretty peaceful doesn't it?
To be continued........