Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy June First!!

We have lots of celebratory births this month, but also, today--June First--has been newsworthy throughout the centuries:

In 1215, Bejing is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Kkan.
1533, Anne Bolelyn is crowned Queen of England.
1779, during the American Revolutionary War, Benedict Arnold is court-martialed for malfeasance
1943, British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation the downing was an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

1967, the groundbreaking Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles is released.
In our small part of the world, Birthdays are still big news. We’ll begin with the Baker side of the family. Adin L. Baker, born one hundred and twenty years ago, is our oldest Birthday Boy.

Gladys would love this birthday month—it includes her daughter, Kathryn Wood Barron, and Kathryn’s daughter, Kayte Barron Langstaff, and Kayte’s son, Gavyn Langstaff, which if my generational math is correct, makes Gavyn Glady’s great grandson.

Birthday hellos also go out to Carol Ann Arnold ( daughter of Linda, daughter of Sylva), and David Wendell Henderson ( Wendell and Joyce’s son). David and his wife, Patsi, as we blog readers know, have just welcomed their second child into their family.

Picture One: Dave, Patsi and Levi on their wedding day, July 12th, 2008
Picture Two: Kathryn Wood Barron
Picture Three: Kayte, Gavyn and Spice
Picture Four: Adin and Ethel


Sue Kinsella said...

What a handsome bunch! I miss Adin - wish he could still be around at 120.

Pat Kinsella said...

I love this picture!!

Cannot believe that it was taken more than fifty years ago.

Looking at the date, I was not born yet when this particular picture was taken, but somewhere in the deep recesses of my memories, I feel like I was there--more likely, I WAS there, for Freddy again milking the cows and spraying at the kitties, but just a few summers later, at another reunion.

Love to all,