Shutterbug Saturday: Tribute Pictures VII

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Texas & American Flag Image One
Photo Credit: Matthew T. Rader on Unsplash

I have reached the end of my tribute. I have showcased all that he sent me. Previous posts:
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI

I have missed my life in Texas and I still miss him. He was such an interesting man. He wasn’t perfect but, he was himself and he charmed. Thank you for sharing your life with me, Sir.

RIP W. H. Patton (July 16, 1939 – July 21, 2012)

Patton Image Two
Shot of him at about ten years old.
He wanted to drive the 1938 Ford in the background.
I think his cousin took this.
Patton Image Three
He loved this 1934 Oldsmobile.
Patton Image Four
His journalism years.
Patton Image Five
He always had a guitar or two on stands ready to play.
Patton Image Six
He disliked this photo.
1970s perms were not his friend.
Discussing business.
Patton Image Seven
Cattle show in 1978.
Wife Glenda, son Sean & daughter Shari.
Patton Image Eight
Young Glenda.
Love of his life.

Patton Image Nine
Texas Tech University graduation picture.


One last bonus photo…

Patton Image Eleven
Taking pictures at my wedding.
Always the photographer.
September 2004

10 thoughts on “Shutterbug Saturday: Tribute Pictures VII

    bottomlesscoffee007 said:
    February 3, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Victoria, these are the best pictures yet. Perms, hilarious!!! Seriously though, Id rather hear his story than admire the various animals on his property.


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 3, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      What I know about him, I wrote on Part I. The only two things I missed sharing was that he had an IQ of 152 and was a certified SCUBA diver.

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        bottomlesscoffee007 said:
        February 3, 2019 at 6:55 pm

        Such an accomplished man.


          The Hinoeuma responded:
          February 3, 2019 at 11:03 pm

          He was, indeed. Sadly, heart problems ran in his family, taking many males too young. He worried about his son, Sean and, his four grandsons.

          I met him September 2002 and he had had a heart valve replaced a decade before that. He passed July 2012 so, he only got 20 more years. His obituary stated that he died at home. I guarantee he either died in his sleep or dropped of a heart attack on his ranch, somewhere. And, his heavy drinking did not help his health. Plus, he had been a smoker for decades, stopping only after the heart valve surgery.

          He did what he wanted to do and was a very happy person, in general terms. And, had the greatest sense of humor…dry wit and sarcasm.

          Even more sadly, the last time I saw him, we parted on strained terms (something that involved my ex-Marine). We, later, ironed things out over emails.

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    the britchy one said:
    February 3, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I loved both those car shots! That pic of him sat in the chair reminded me of Gary Cooper. He certainly had a life well lived


    JT Twissel said:
    February 3, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    A lovely tribune! I remember those seventies perms – ugh.


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 3, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you.

      I also remember the half-perms that showed up in the early 80s. It was, basically, a mullet haircut with only the back permed. OY.


    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    February 4, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Wonderful, loved the photos. I dream of having one of those perms these days.


      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Heh. I see your point. A bad hair day is better than a no hair day, any day. đŸ˜‰


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