Stepping back into what only seems yesterday but in reality is 11 years, here is a photograph of the roommates at Dentist Office #6 on Darwin Avenue in Logan, Cache, Utah on 17 October 2003. Matjaž Marinčič had come to visit from Slovenia and stayed for a few nights. With the new-found friendships, we snapped a picture. Mark had visited Llubljana where Matjaž is from and it is from that friendship that he came to visit. Good times.
(l-r) Lane Blake, Matjaz Marincic, Brad Hales, Tyler Elison, Mark Morris, Sam Allred, Paul Ross
Back (l-r) Jessica Aldridge, Tom Kunzler, Ryan Parker, Mike Armstrong, Paul Ross, Nicole Whitesides. Front: Janet Halverson, Kristi Barfuss.
As I mentally prepare myself to dig out the 1956 Dodge Coronet from its layers of dust, bird deposits, and more, I stumbled on this picture while looking for another picture. I thought I would share because these were/are some great friends. I hope I do not embarrass anybody too much.
I just have the photo named Junior Prom. I do not seem to have any of the dance pictures so I cannot verify. Sorry Nicole, I cannot remember which dance(s) we went to in school. I remember this day at the Armstrong home northwest of Paul. I remember driving the Dodge out to pick up and drop off Nicole, but very little of the dance itself. I even remember that all six of us rode in the Old Dodge to the dance and back. Fun date, fun times, great friends.
I recently received this picture from a fellow Find-a-Grave member. It also shows on that website (which I much prefer to Billion Graves, despite what seems to be such a big push to the latter).
This photo confirms that John William Ross is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery and not San Francisco National Cemetery. I updated their history with the photo as linked in the previous sentence. Golden Gate National Cemetery is in San Bruno, San Mateo, California. I will have to make it a stopping point the next time I am in San Francisco and have some time (apparently about 15 miles from downtown).
I came upon this photo of James & Damey Ross and thought I would share. It is pixellated and I hope I can get a better copy in the future. I have an e-mail sent to the person who made it available on FamilySearch.
I have written a bit more on James & Damey at this link. I even added this photo to that post. I find it interesting how much resemblance exists between Damey and their daughter Fanny.
I look forward to sharing this photo with Grandpa. He knew his grandparents pretty well and only lived blocks from them in Paul, Minidoka, Idaho. After his mother passed away, he lived with them through the winter of 1925-26. He speaks fondly of them.
James & Damey Ross
Joan Holmes passed away last week (7 Jul 1936 – 29 Jan 2014). We spent some great time with the Holmes family in 1999. I visited them again in 2003 and 2008 at their home in Runcorn, England. I thought I would bid my own farewell to Joan with this picture. Rest in peace Joan until we meet again. You were sure a lot of fun. Ray, all the best in this difficult time.
Amanda & Paul Ross, Ray & Joan Holmes in 2008
Perhaps a little outdated, but I thought I would share a couple of photos from the day I was sworn in as a Licensed Legal Intern on 10 February 2010. This is the Oklahoma Supreme Courtroom. Pretty cool little room with some amazing wood and plaster work.
Oklahoma City University inductees, Unknown, Paul Ross, Justice James Edmondson, Leo Mendez, Unknown
A mug shot with me and Justice Edmondson.
Justice James Edmondson and Paul Ross
Let’s not forget Amanda!
Paul & Amanda Ross
Going through some more old photos, I stumbled upon this graduation portrait. I cannot remember who orchestrated this, but I am glad we did it. Thank goodness for great friends. I loved high school and am happy to report this seems to capture some of that feeling. I graduated in 1997 as did a number of these friends, but not all of us in the photo.
Standing (l-r): Altan Hardcastle, Grant Patterson, Bryan Jensen, Jessica Aldridge, Paul Ross, Dustin McClellan. Middle: Brenna Barnes, Kassey Harrison, Eva Schroeder, Kristi Barfuss (front), Aimee Jackson (back), Mandy Hunter, Jennie Lee Larson. Front: Vanessa Holbrook, Aimee Aston, Ivan Hardcastle, Jodie Larson, Nicole Whitesides.
I could go through on where all these individuals have ended up but it would likely be outdated within a few months. Plus, some might want to keep some of their information more private. So I won’t write more.