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Here we are at Dad’s 75th birthday gathering back in 2007. Back row: my wife, Holly and I. Middle row: from left to right… my sisters, Robin, Debbie, and Kim. Dad, is of course, front row.

Dad recently passed with lung cancer at age 80.

Kim and Dad succumbed to their fight against cancer. Of both, I had the privilege of officiating their funerals. Over the past 18 years I’ve had the honor of officiating this kind of a family thing. They weren’t easy. They are not suppose to be. I guess my God-given ability to compartmentalize has allowed me to get through each passing stage, the passing, funeral, and post funeral moving-on activities and emotions. Without the Lord this kind of family thing wouldn’t be possible. (posted 11.18.12)

My wife, Holly and sister, Debbie are both cancer survivors.

… photo taken at the Roane County Park, Kingston, Tennessee, USA, and edited in Corel PaintShop ProX4

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As an artist I enjoy painting and photographing segments of rural life. Country living became a new world for me back in the sixties when we moved from Chicago, Illinois to East Tennessee. I want to capture what I now see before country living vanishes… at least in my area!

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  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    A keeper and treasure, beautiful family picture with a lot of love… Well done Bob. Hug, Shirley

  • … so kind of you Shirley!!! I really appreciate you support, thanks bunches! =);~)

    – © Bob Hall

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 1 year ago

    Family is important to me, I have my daughter and her hubby coming from Canada to join her Australian family for Christmas for 8 weeks. We only see each other about every 3 years. I used to go across every second Christmas but health and age have got in the way, so family photo’s are very important to me…Have a beautiful day my friend. Shirley

  • Much appreciated Shirley, this is a wonderful comment!!! Thanks bunches for another visit! =);~)

    – © Bob Hall

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 1 year ago

    WoW….How Sweet

  • Thank you Bobby, much appreciated buddy!!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    what a lovely family portrait, a keeper for sure xx

  • Nice to meet you Lynn… your visit and kind comment are greatly appreciated!!!

    – © Bob Hall

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    It`s a lovely family,……So sorry about your loss,….But,…That`s the way with life,…..
    I lost my mother at a early age to lung cancer,…She was only 47,….She was the only one of her bro. & sister`s that smoked,……They all lived to be in their late 80`s and 90`s,…..Her oldest sister just turn 94,…..
    I quit smoking 27 years ago,……I feel so blessed for doing so,…..

  • That’s great John … glad to hear you kicked the habit. Sorry to hear about your mother. Boy, you guys live near forever. Everybody in this picture has been a victim of cancer, except my sister, Robin (the one with red lettering on her shirt) and me. This dreadful decease, in its various forms, is a terrible thing. Much appreciate the stoppage buddy, thanks!!!

    – © Bob Hall

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