Mom and dad was both born in Kentucky
The photo to the right is my Dad.
He lived a hard life but he always took care of us the best he could.
Dad did all kinds of work as we grew up, I have three other siblings
One brother and two sisters.
My dad met my mom at a bus stop and mom was 21 and dad and her got married not long after they met. Mom already had my sister Carol and dad took her in and raised her as his own.
Dad did a lot of work over the years he lived, he died at the age of 46 with cancer.
I was 19 and I held his hand as he died and it took my breath away to just watch him pass on, he went fast but in peace. He was a MiG welder for years and took care of his family and when he got sick he had to stop working. My dad suffered a great deal with this disease.
I remember the trips dad took us on when we we're little, we went fishing and we went frog hunting. He ran races with us at the park, he always won..
At night sometimes dad would tell us stories of him when he was a child.
He told us one night how he was riding a little mare and went through a cemetery to get home, he said he heard noises like I want to ride with you, I want to ride with you..He got really scared and ran that pony as fast as she ever went..He got home and told his dad but his dad didn't believe him..
Dad told awesome stories to us..
He was a drinker later on in life, when he got sick I think he may of gave up some.
He did get abusive but I wanted to remember the good times.
He would take us to Indiana when we we're little and we would go to his brothers and get in a little boat and fish. We caught frogs and we went swimming.
My dad Bobby Gene Hogston
How we loved him
My mother Zelma Thomas Hogston
She has been through so much.
Sickness and depression..but my mom is a strong woman, she stands as a proud mom to her kids. I remember riding bikes with my mom and walking to the store.
She cuddled me when I napped, I remember her holding me close to her..
Mom is still living and doing really well, she has a lot of physical pain with bone diseases she has.
Mom has made me a stronger woman
I love you mommy.
The photo above is me when I was 7 years old..time goes by so fast.
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