Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Maternal Grandfather

My maternal grandfather, Keith Abbot, was born 99 years ago this month, December 7, 1907. He died in 1970. This picture was taken in 1908 with his mom, Jessamine, grandmother Etta Gillette Curtis, and his great-grandmother Emma Wickes.

I have a number of vivid memories of him, including he and I dove hunting in the Feather River bottom, fishing on a half day boat out of Newport Beach and shooting bottle rockets on the beach at Puertecitos, Mexico.

His mother, my great grandmother Jessamine, lived into her 90s. I can remember visiting her at her home and later a rest home in Southern California.

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