Event ~ 2016 Sinclair, Artis, & Tatum Family Cook Out [Preston Look-alike], 06/18

Alex Preston Artis

Alex Preston Artis [on the left] is my father and also the father of Elsie, Julius, and John.

Jerry Lee Artis [on the right] bears an uncanny resemblance to our father. He knows that and says others have told him the same. Jerry is the son of Charlie & Flossie Sinclair Artis

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Event ~ 2016 Sinclair, Artis, & Tatum Family Cook Out [Highlights], 06/18

…as selected by me.

178 Pics from this gathering in this Flickr Album

Family ~ Alex Preston Artis, 1917 ~ 1992

Our Pops…

Making connections [in so many ways]

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Event ~ 2016 Sinclair, Artis, & Tatum Family Cook Out, 06/18

It is all about family…

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Celebration ~ Birthday–My 70th, 12/17/2015

I posted this a moment ago on my Facebook Page…

What a day this has been and you have made it really special with your many birthday greetings and wishes. I thank each of you. I am blessed to be at the front end of this, my 7th decade. I look forward to the days, weeks, months, and years to come and knowing that we will share much of that time together. Thanks for your interest in the things I do and looking at them here, on my blog, and at Flickr. Joy is knowing you are communicating with others. Be blessed and take care. –jim

Thanks to all of you who come by here [or the reader] to see what is going on, check the archives, etc. I am blessed to be able to communicate with so many of you. I look forward to our continued time together…

Veterans Day 2015

Granddad ArmyThank you for your service and to those who made the supreme sacrifice, thank you as well.

I served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer from September 1968 until retirement September 1992. I ended my career as an Inspector General in The Office of The Army Inspector General.

History tells us at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 hostilities on the Western Front ceased and World War I came to an end–Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. In 1954 the United States changed the commemoration to Veterans Day to honor all veterans of all wars.

Today, in this country we recognize the service of our veterans. Again, thank you for that service! Honor to those who celebrate today as Remembrance Day.

Birthday ~ Brandon Alex Artis, 08/31

Happy 11th Birthday to Brandon Alex, son of Pamela & Michael Alex.