Scott is my oldest son and I think he will be the one to carry on the genealogy. He is now interested after learning we might be able to track our past back to the Mayflower. He is a history buff so it appeals to him.
This is Scott at Knott's Berry Farm. 1973
Christopher is my youngest son and into history too. Along with my brother, niece and nephew, they are Civil War reenactors. It is a family affair. They are Confederate mounted cavalry but also do World War II.
This is Chris at Knott's Berry Farm. 1973
We are a California family so our lives have been spent at Knott's Berry Farm. As a small child, we took family there. This is my Dad holding my brother and my grandma holding me, The picture was taken in 1953.
Aunt Lola brought my cousins from Washington State to visit in 1954. This is Paul, Jerry, Marlin (my brother), and Me.
Aunt Ruth also visited in 1954. This is my mom, Aunt Ruth, and my cousin Annette taken in front of the Jail.
We took Granny in 1965. My dad and I are in the back. In the front, Granny and my annoying brother.
As my kids have grown up, they have spent a lot of time there too. This is Chris and Scott. They are a little older. 1974
They were not happy with this photo. They wanted to be outlaws, I wanted school boys. I won.
They finally got their wish as young men. This is their favorite Knott's picture.
Knott's is a totally family affair. Gary and I were married in Las Vegas without photographs. We went to Knott's for our official wedding photo. 1983
We are raising our grandson and spend lots of time at Knott's still. This is Gary, Chris and Niles. Niles is an outlaw in training. 2011
As long as we can, we will continue with the tradition of the pictures. After all, it is part of our family history.
BTW - Gary goes to Knott's for the chicken dinner. We make several trips a year just to eat there. It's like an obsession.