may 15, 2019

posted in: photography | 0

“Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 

old friends 1

 

The Stacys (minus Travis here) have treated dad like family for as long as I can remember, even before he started working at CK’s bank. Mom and Vicki worked together at the welfare office when I was a child. I’ve probably told this story before, but I’m going to tell it again. One of my most vivid memories is Vicki stopping by Mamaw’s one afternoon just after she’d come home from the hospital with Jodi. I was nine or ten years old. Mom went to the car to talk with her and I followed. There was tiny, tiny Jodi all wrapped up in baby blankets with her signature white tuft of hair. Vicki has always smiled, but her smile that day was different than I’ve ever seen it before or since. She was so in love with Jodi. We fell in love with Jodi that day, too. Now here we all are nearly forty-five years later and there’s still love and respect, Vicki’s sweet smile, and the whole Stacy clan flocking to mom and dad. Warms my heart so much.

 

old friends 2

december 8, 2015

posted in: photography | 3

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Unknown

 

old friends
old friends

 

The bank decided to surprise dad with a retirement party cleverly disguised as the annual Christmas dinner. It worked! He was surprised. Plus, this is one of the most genuine smiles I’ve ever seen on him, pictured with his old friend and boss, CK Stacy. Everyone hates to see dad retire. They all love him, it’s evident. But he’s 77 years old and it’s time for him to enjoy his life, morning to night. The Stacy’s were the best people dad could have ended his working life with. They are the finest people I know and I love them with all my heart.