Greens Folly Country Club, South Boston, Virginia. I was a little over a year old here. I am the big baby sucking my thumb. Everyone at this time lived in different states. (this is how it is easy not to know your family) I don't remember this reunion, but I doubt there were many more. I thought it was a huge deal to have this photo on LJ, but i don't really think so now.
Even so, This is the family that time forgot, i guess. My Grandfather John Patterson II (Dead 1987) is in the chair holding me. My nanny Rebecca owen (Dead 1998) is in the chair holding my cousin Kim, she is 6 months younger. Both Kim and I are only children!
My father, John G. Patterson III is in the back (Dead 1994) My Mommy, is beside him. She has the long flowing thick brown hair (Dead 2000) mom and dad would have been in their late 30's here.
The twin boys and the strawberry haired little girl belong to Daniel and Meredith Patterson. Mark and Micheal and Jill. My dad was Jill's godfather (whoopee) i assume they don't mean the mob. too bad. Dan should be around 60, from what I heard he has been a "black sheep of the family" wow, another one besides me! and that Meredith just hates him. have no idea why they are still married.
My Father's only sister Patricia is next in line. She married a man named Ed Spahr who is in the back. Aunt Pat (Dead 2005) was a wonderful woman. she had had breast cancer for a long time but finally lost in april of 05. I loved her and she was the only one who loved me back. Aunt Pat has 4 kids here. Danny, Pamela, Sandra and Gilmore.
Finally, we have my fathers younger brother Henry. He is the father of my cousin Kim. Kim's mom who is next to him, i think her name was Nancy.. however she just ran off and left and henry raised Kim. Kim is now 30 and lives in Chicago. (yeah it would make sense for the two of us to know each other, but not in this family)
So, to finish from the relatives in that photo in 1977, here in 2007 (damn) we have 5 DEAD/ and One Physical/emotionally and spiritually dead.
My grandparents lived in Virginia, Pat and her family have always lived in South Carolina, Uncle Henry has always lived on the East Coast, Pennsylvania, Daniel Patterson and family live in North Carolina. and then me, i live in Memphis.
So, thats us..