Monday, March 5, 2012

Ralph Hicks

I don't know much about Ralph Hicks. Other than he is my graddaddy's brother and he was born in 1928, on Christmas. Here are a few pictures.
Please comment, and add any family stories you know.

 Here is a current picture of Ralph and Myrl with great grandkids, Easton, Logan and Mason.
 I don't know when this was taken. Maybe in the 1970s? Bob, Woodrow, Grandaddy (aka: Stanley) and Ralph.

This is a picture of my graddaddy with Ralph's wife Myrl.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Robert and Robert

My grandfather's name was Robert Stanley Hicks. Most people called him Stanley.  His younger brother's name was Robert Henry Hicks Jr. Why did their parents give them the same first name? I don't know for sure, but family lore says that Robert Henry (Bob) was supposed to be named "Junior". Who ever filled out the birth record assumed that ment he was to be named after his father with Jr attached. Therefore, he legally became Robert Henry Hicks Jr. I called him Uncle Bob, others called him Bob, or Junior. This family story may not be true, but it was funny to me when I heard the story as a kid.
Uncle Bob passed away December 17th 2011. He was a funny guy and will be missed by all of us.
Here is a picture of Bob and Stanley Hicks