James Brothers - Shaver Boys
It was so nice to meet Brad and his son Liam on Tuesday 28 December for the first time. I had met Ed nearly 10 years ago when James and I were living in Oregon and he came to visit us from California on his way through on vacation in January. James and Ed had some precious moments flyfishing. I had to work.
It had also been nearly 2 decades that James (Jamey to his family) and Brad from Charlotte, NC had seen each other too.
This is quite amazing to me, as I was fortunate enough to grow up with my immediate family living in the same town and our extended family of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, in-laws etc all within driving distance.
When one relocates away from their home State and city in the USA it is a long way to drive/fly to visit and with most work places only giving one weeks vacation that is soon eaten up just traveling there and back leaving not much time to visit.
I reckon I was very fortunate to live in New Zealand and enjoy the luxury of not only have the minimum of 2 weeks paid holiday taken any time during the year, or even taking a few days/long weekend or all at once which ever I prefered but also the distances was not so great to travel to see anyone.
Ed (Edward the 3rd) the eldest, Brad (Bradley) on the right and James, (Jamey) the youngest is in front
James, Brad and Ed with Liam, Brads son in front. See any likeness here! Liam is very much like Brad when he was little.
Taken outside after the 3rd snow fall this year, this one being over Christmas.
Such a shame about the shadows cast over their faces, I did not notice this when I took the digital photos as I could hardly see on the viewing screen anyway, due to the bright light and glare.
Shaver Boys, 28 December 2010
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Around the farm, Nebraska
Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium
Chyna, Quarter horse filly
Miss Daisy, Brittany spaniel
Damon, Alaskan malamute
Extended Martin Family
Ford Ranger wreck
Greenwood, Nebraska House
Harmony, Paint/Quarter horse
Horse Float/ Horse Trailer
James, Big Rig, Nebraska
James Mother - Cleo West Shaver
Kerie and Daryl
Koda, Mixed breed
Koda page 2
Lexington, North Carolina
Leo - Great Pyrenees mix
Missy - Brittany/Feild spaniel mix puppy
Pets we use to have
Princess, Tennessee Walking Horse
Puppies - Brittany/Field Spaniel Mix
Roxie, German shepherd
Taxidermy, James hobby
Wind damage, Georgia
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