Thursday, April 19, 2012

Claude & Mavis

This is a beautiful picture of my paternal grandparents, Claude & Mavis Backes. I have such fond memories of both of them, especially Grandpa Backes and silly sense of humor, his silver hair and tall stature, the smell of Old Spice, all his military swag, the white flocked Christmas trees he got every year, and their house full of love on Teton Court. I only wish I'd gotten the chance to spend more time with them - Grandma Backes died when I was just 5, and Grandpa passed away when I was just 10. But I'll always have memories and great pictures like this one to warm my heart. :)

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