My grandparents, surrounded by grandchildren in early 1950's. Older sister is at Papaw's left.

This photo of my grandfather and grandmother surrounded by some of their grandchildren gives me pause: Have I attained the same station in life as they?

But no, they’re so much older than I!  I never could attain such age and standing.

But alas, old man time hath worked his wonders, and here am I, with just such age and standing.

When my grandchildren grow to adulthood, what will they make of old family pix?


What will Payton's kids think of this old PaPaw in years to come?