And what would my childhood memories be like? Some of my most fond and precious memories are the times I spend with my Papaw and Mammaw Frankin. Their home for many years was of one house in the Fairbanks plant yard. My Papaw could literally walk to work. I so remember staying with them as a child, my Mammaw would be watching the soap opera The Young and The Restless, while cooking my Papaw his lunch.
He would home home, eat and visit with us, watch the 12 o'clock news, and take a quick little nap! I had birthday parties in that plant house and even Santa clause Christmas'. Right after my dad died, my mom built a house in Fairbanks. Right after we moved in, our new house flooded, and we had to move in with Papaw and Mammaw. We spent Christmas with them, and it was one of my most remarkable Christmas'. I can still remember getting my awesome Scooby Doo record player!! I often share this memory with my children, and I asked them did they know what a record was. Bailee's response was:"Isn't that a big big CD?" I just had to laugh!! Kids just really don't know life without Internet,Cd's, and PlayStation's!!!
Me, Papaw and Mammaw 2008. My grandparents are the backbone of my family. They are encourager's, awesome parents, and grandparents, protector's, and most of all, great Christians. They have always shown a strong faith in our Lord, and have demonstrated their love for family and the Lord. The entire Franklin family admire them,look up to them, and respect them! I love y'all so much!!
We had 2o people present, minus Chad, Casey, and my favorite niece Isabel. We miss them soo much, but the next time I see them, it will be a family of four, like mine. They are going to have a little boy in May!!!I am soo excited!! Caiden is too, he wants another boy cousin to play with!! Congrats to them! We are so blessed that Chad will be able to carry out the Beckley name in another generation!!
Bailee and my 1st cousin Ashley
I love to see Papaw sitting in his favorite chair. He looks so happy and content! This is how I will always see him. Content and humble! I love you Papaw! He was just sitting back, enjoying seeing his family together
I am so blessed that Jerry was here to celebrate Christmas with us! He had to leave for work last year on Christmas Day!! Thank you God for allowing Jerry to be with us!
My favorite Christmas tradition with my grandparents are when Papaw reads the Birth Of Jesus from the Bible. I always hold back tears, trying to smile because I as so happy that he is with us another year to read this Miracle of Life to us. To experience this most blessed and wonderful gift that we have received. A Saviour, the one who allowed us to have hope and so blessed us with a huge and loving family!
I didn't even realize how many photos my grandparents had of us!!
Erin was having a good time!
My boys!! Caiden so loves his dad!
Bailee played Santa and helped Mamaw hand out gifts
Kay Kay and Pappy
Papaw opening a gift
Bailee and her cousin Marlee
We had such a wonderful time! I cherish every family gathering I have.Whether it's a holiday gathering, or just a little visit with my grandparents, I will always appreicate time spent with the ones I love the most!!