My paternal grandfather Floyd M. Hendricks is the man in the middle with the microphone in hand. Perhaps he is congratulating the man with the prize winning pig. The men on either side have been showing their swine based upon the canes they hold.
If you want to brush up on how to Swine Showmanship click here
Steer your hog out of corners and away from crowds. A cane makes an excellent steering device.
Make all your moves slowly, smoothly and naturally.
Don’t turn the pig sharply; let it walk naturally. Be on the lookout for trouble from unruly hogs in the ring and try to avoid the area they are in.
A nervous, jumpy show person makes a nervous and jumpy hog.
Never put your hands on the animals back when in the ring. However, you may use your hand to help turn an uncooperative pig.
A soft push from your hand is more desirable and easier than another tap of the show cane.
My father’s parents Alta (b.1895) on left and Floyd (b.1892) on the right in overalls with the pipe in his mouth, My father’s younger brother Alan (b. 1916) along with Forrest and Martha (don’t know who they are) and my grandmother’s sister, Sis. Farmersville, Illinois.
James’ maternal grandfather ( grandson Charles’ great grandfather)
Charles Wade Emig b: Dec 31, 1923 in Coshocton, OH
James’ mother brought down a box filled with memorabilia
and here is James’ father Charles (Chuck) served in VietNam, holding grandson Charles on Sunday
Just added to the gallery 11-11-2015
Mike Kichi – USMC.
Taiwan 1959, Okinawa 1960,
Bern, Switzerland 1962. (Thanks for sharing, Toni.)
Gallery of Veterans- November 11
Joanne Basden’s Father Top Left Corner
Don Anderson and Ed Kichi Sept 1966
Phu Bai, Viet Nam
Don Anderson and Ed Kichi
Quantico, VA 2011 Reunion TBS-4-66
Martin H Cooper veteran World War II – European Theater –
(Sue Reinfeld’s father)
1st Plt, D Co. 39th OCC
Orville Lee, 87 years old, who served in France during WWII. Orv is the heart and soul of our weekly retired group we call CAB (Coffee and Bagels). I hear he has beaten his sons climbing a rock wall recently.
Mike’s brother — Ed Kichi — 2nd from the left in the 2nd row. In above photo of the 1st Platoon D Co, 39th OCC
From Anne Hamilton- UK-
Charles Albert Kydd ” I thought Ruth might like the attached photo of my great uncle, the brother of my English grandmother (the one you met). Charles Albert Kydd was born in 1896. He went missing and I’ve also attached a document relating to this which I found in amongst my gran’s papers. Unfortunately I don’t know anything else – not even what regiment he was attached to.”
Thankfully he did survive the war and lived into old age!
To include those currently serving in the military This photo sent by Sally Nauer of her son’s unit (Jonathan Nauer) neighbors at Ft. Knox in the seventies
In Afghanistan, (Back in USA 2012)
I hope you got the pictures of my favorite veterans – the first was my brother, Michael Cooper, who served in Vietnam in 1968 – Sue
Lt. Robert A. Bard, US Navy (22 yrs, 7 mos total service)
Email a photo of a veteran with name and information about service and I will add it to the gallery. rutheh(at)gmail(dot)comMy Uncle Alan Hendricks (USA)
, Uncle Harold (USN) My grandfather Floyd and grandmother Mary Alta and my father Roy J Hendricks
and my son Mark
Signed into Law May 26, 1954
Veterans Day. More than a day off from school. A day in November to honor all veterans- men and women in the military who have served. And the correct spelling “the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “ according to an article “Apostrophe Sparks Veterans Day Conundrum”. I had to look it up. WWII, on the left my father’s brother Alan Ray Hendricks who “observed his 28th bday by flying a bombing mission over Japanese-held Koror Island in a 7th AAF Liberator on which he is a gunner”.(old yellowed newspaper clipping) Received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Who do you know who has served? Scan and email a photo of a veteran you know , along with name and service and I will post a gallery of veterans. Suzanne sent me her father-in-law and father and that sparked the idea. rutheh(at)gmail*com
Suzanne Colvin- “I’m attaching a photo of my dad, shot in Italy, where he served. His name was William Key (1921-2005); he was a Captain in the 5th Army in Italy.