Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Alphabe Thursday - Y is for


Thursday, my favorite day of the week (well, in blogland at least) Time for class ladies and gentlemen. Run to Mrs. Matlock's room and join in on Alphabe Thursday. This week we have been assigned the letter Y. I've been waiting patiently for this one. I knew what I was going to post for Y clear back at the start of term! You see, my maiden name is "Younger", so it was a pretty easy choice :)


Ok, let's get the true confessions out of the way. Yes, I am related to this wanted man. My darling Cait made sure to get this picture for me when she visited the Crime and Punishment Museum in DC. Gee, thanks sweetie.


On to the present. We'll take a short jaunt down Younger Road...

To the old farm .....

The old milk barn still stands, patched with campaign signs....


This beautiful homestead was started by my grandparents, Roy and Charliee Fondren Younger

A couple of their children ...

Just a few of their grandchildren


And a few of their great grandchildren!


There are a whole mess of Youngers, impossible to get everyone in one picture! Hope you enjoyed my contribution for the letter Y. Now make sure to swing by and help Mrs. Matlock read this week's essays!

44 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a beautiful family! The farms looks wonderful too.

Blondie's Journal said...

So this must have been quite easy for you, Kat!! Can't wait to see what all of you come up with for Z! ;-D

xoxo
Janie

jeff campbell said...

Wonderful post...it's not fair though ;-) Peace and blessings

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I agree....not fair...haha. Great Younger post!

Brenda said...

Good post! I do not know why I did not think of using my last name for the letter T. Smarty pants!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have a wonderful heritage and a lovely family, Kathy!

Mary said...

Great looking family~ love those signs on the milk barn :-)

Bonnie said...

I love the pictures. What a big beautiful family!

mrs. c said...

What a very sweet memorial of your family and all they have accomplished! YOu have a handsome family, thank you for sharing.

Gayle said...

What a great name!

Cheryl D. said...

Thanks for the glimpse into your family history!

Jingle said...

lovely family images...

Sweetums5 said...

I am stopping by from Alphabe-Thursday. Lovely, big family!

GardenofDaisies said...

Family is the best!! Even with a skeleton or two in the closet!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Skeletons dancing about always bring an interesting twist to the party, Kat! LOL! Loved seeing all your family picI had some colorful characters in my genealogy, too. We all do!

XO,

Sheila

signed...bkm said...

Great post with all those happy Youngers.....bkm

Jo said...

I love that old milk barn photo! You have some cool family history!

xinex said...

Great post, Kat! I love family pictures and it is always fun to get together. Love seeing the old barn...Christine

jaydubblah said...

Ha ha - I was younger before I was married but not with a capital Y! Thanks for stopping by my birthday party and for the wonderful gift from Tiffany's. I gasped with wonder and astonishment when I opened that blue box
Love Jx

Anna said...

We all have a letter that really fits us! The letter 'Y' is definitely yours!
What fun to see your family!
Great post!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's Y-words

JennyMac said...

Love the pics of the farm. And what a beautiful family!

My name is PJ. said...

A nice take on Y! I love the photos too....and the blonde in the scarlet dress? Gee how sad it is that she's not at all attractive. Maybe we could host a telethon for her.

MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Mumsy said...

You must have been waiting for the letter Y..:-) It's so great to see the old house, and the new generations.

Julie Schuler said...

The infamous Younger Clan! Lol.

5thsister said...

LOL! Am I the only one wanting to know what Cole Younger was "Wanted" for? Great post, wonderful memories and a beautiful family!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Kat! I had forgotten about your connection to Cole Younger! lol What a wonderful bunch, your family! And I love the pics of the old farm! I scrolled down and read your centus. I always get the feeling that these are little snippets of real life. Was that you at Rockport? Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

linda said...

Very cool.
I love all the photos, especially the first one.
Great post.

Sue said...

I love the feel of this post...the photos and the music make for a perfect combination.

Family history! It's great.

=)

Lois said...

What a cool family history! I love all the pictures. You do have a beautiful family!

Nora Johnson said...

Such wonderful images & great ‘Y’ post!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful post! Hope you have an awesome week. Debbie

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I just typed a comment and blogger said they couldn't put it through, so I'll try again. Once in a while that happens.

I wondered what the black sheep of the family did? I couldn't read the small writing under Cole's name.

Enjoyed meeting the Youngers!

Jamie said...

I love family histories, how fun to read yours! What a beautiful legacy your ancestors have! Thanks for sharing.

H said...

The farm looks wonderful, with a real sense of space. How good to have roots in such a strong family.

Terra said...

I just love this post. And allt hose that take us down someones memory lane. Very nice.

Christy said...

what a great farm...and don't we all have a "wanted" family member--i'm italian..i am sure i have several!

Pondside said...

You got off easy with your Y post!

diane said...

Great big family and a great Y post.

Cheryl said...

I'm with Pondside! And I love all these family photos.

xinex said...

I love your maiden name. Kat. You are always going to be "Younger"...Christine

Jenny said...

What a wonderful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "Y"!

A little notoriety is good for any family.

And what a beautiful family it is.

I love the Homeplace. You can feel the history in those photos!

Yippee for us for a great post!

Yippee for you for an A+.

Thank you for sharing this.

Viki said...

How neat that your family has a street named after them. Sounds like you have a lot of history in your family cool ;-) Great Y post.

Christy said...

I love pictures of families - what a great legacy your grandparents have left.

Vicki said...

Sorry I'm late...
Love the skeleton in the closet part :) Someday I'll tell mine.....
Great Y post!