Fifty-five years ago, my brother, Phil, graduated from high school.
This is Phil, in his graduation robe, standing in front of our house. That's our mom on the porch.
Phil's Senior Picture
Last week, Phil's first grandson, my great-nephew, Curtis, graduated from high school. Phil died in an auto accident, when his children, Beckie and Dave, were only five and two, respectively. So Phil never got to see his own children grow up, get married, and have families of their own. But I did. And I know he'd be "bustin' his buttons" with pride to see them now.
On Curtis' Graduation Night
Left to right: Curtis' maternal grandmother; his brother, Carson; his mom, Katrina; Curtis; his brother, Cooper; and his dad, Dave.
That's Dave's sister, Beckie, between Carson and Curtis.
These pictures, above and below, are Curtis' senior pictures.
(Photo credit to Signature Portrait Studio, Winona Lake, Indiana)
He's grown into a young man who makes his family very proud.