Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Take a look at Dennis' past!

While in Corona last weekend, Den's sister gave him a little bag of old pictures.
Since I didn't know him the first 49 years of his life, I enjoy these all the more.
Here are a few of my favorites:

The day Den graduated from the police academy. June 1970
His Dad standing right beside him.
But this is what he really liked to do.
Den made this banner in 1980 for his son Kevin's soccer team.

This picture melts my heart.
I keep looking at it over and over again. 
Kris, Kevin, Kim (just Keith is missing)

This one too!
Look at those adorable children he got to raise plus 2 of their cousins on the bottom right.

This is little Den in 1954, the year I was born.
He said the "house there in the background was where Leo lived."
My ears perked up at the name Leo since we now have a newborn grandson named Leo.
"Leo? Really...Leo? Please tell me about Leo."

And he said, "Leo was someone who would just hang out in the neighborhood."

Well that's not very interesting!

Our Leo is going to do LOTS more than just hang out in a neighborhood.

(Put a smile on 5 year old Dennis above, and he looks like our grandson Grant.)

Den just found these 2 pictures in the garage. One year old. 
Now go look at this video of Grant and do you see a bit of similarity?
I know it won't last but it's fun for now.



13 comments:

Rebecca said...

What fun pictures to see. I like the last one of Dennis on the ladder, so cute. Where did he grow up? That looks like a rural area in the background?

Grandma Honey said...

Hi Rebecca! That last picture was taken at his grandparents' house where he spent every summer. Joseph City, Arizona. He actually grew up in southern Calif.

Scrapally said...

oh my goodness...I have relatives all over the Joseph City area...holbrook, winslow, woodruff, you name it. :) and I ADORE old pictures! It doesn't matter who they are of, I love to look at them!! Thank you for sharing!

Sue said...

I love old pics, and it's fun that you got to see a little more of him before you met.

Thanks for sharing these.

=)

Karen Mortensen said...

What darling pictures.

McKenna Heasley said...

Haha! They really do look alike! I loved getting to see these old pictures of Dennis. We are excited to see you!

McKay said...

You haven't changed Dennis. You have the same face, just a little taller now.

Anonymous said...

However, he and Grant are not blood relatives.... why does he look like him?
Looks like Dennis was well-loved!
darlene

Grandma Honey said...

We don't know Darlene. Last time I was there 2 different people came up to us at church and said something like, "Well I see now who he looks like...Grandpa!"

Lisa said...

Those are WONDERFUL pics & a BEAUTIFUL family!

Kris said...

I LOVED seeing these pictures of dad! What a handsome fella. ;). The way he and Grant look alike is crazy! Who would have thought?!

Heather said...

I have always thought Grant looks like Dennis, and also a little like one of Dennis' granddaughters, I can't remember which one off the top of my head! And these pictures definitely confirm that! How cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I do see the similarity! Cute pictures!

Heidi