employed by an optometrist as bookkeeper in Whitesburg (Thinking of retiring!).
blessed to have a job that I enjoy and can work with and for great people.
attend the same "family church" where my mother became a charter member in 1941
and Daddy followed her shortly afterward.
still live in Jenkins where I was born and reared. I have moved away a
couple of times, but gravitated back home. The hills call me back
morning, Mother stood me in a chair and put the finger curls in my hair.
At least for more than the first six years of my life, until Violetta came along
and Mother had to divide her time between us. We had household help at
times and sometimes it became their job to twirl the curls before I left for school.
(I'd like to have that kind of service now!)
those carefree days again!
you know it, it's 8th Grade Burdine School graduation time
think I have the names right.
from left: Bobby Hamby, Jackie Belcher, Bill Griffin, Sophia Haley, Eloise
Kiser, ? Byrd, Grover Taylor (Principal), Charles Anderson, Vivian Williams, Mae
Tucker, Tom Baker, Danola Greer, Barbara Whitaker
Row: Ronnie Swindall, JoAnn Farley, Rheta Gay Parks, Williams Blevins, Jo
Mullins, Patsy Bates, Paul Hendrix, Delores, Belle Potter, Arnold Williams
remember this occasion
a load of this hair! A product of my sister-in-law, Ona, who was brave
enough to tackle the hip length tresses. Pity the poor folks who had to
sit behind me in church!
Days of the "Beehive"
Later, more conservative!
Though I have no children of my own, I
was able to help with the "care and feeding" of three step-children.
They are grown now and have children of their own. Some pictures are available
"Next Generations" page.
Following the snow plow over Continental
Divide at Rabbit Ears Pass, CO
Delores measuring snow wall
B.J. (Butkins, Jr.)
He adopted me from the time he was six
weeks old. As a baby, he sat outside my bedroom door and cried if he
couldn't get in.
My little buddy for 15 years. I
miss him very much!
(His "father" was a doctor from
Wal-Mart's toys can't compare to the fun
of having catnip tucked in the toe of old pantyhose!
Rusty's half sister
"How could that bird be so fast!?
Oh well, I'll just be a flower."
Some of my dolls
Some are Jenkins High and UK
The early years
Delores and T.C. Whitaker
Married 21 years. T.C. died 2/1/73
Pat & T.C. ~~ T.C. & Farley
Helen (Whitaker) Mullins, T.C. & Lura
Grandmother Farinda Robbins, T.C. and