Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween! October 30, 2012

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Deliver us,
O Lord!
~Ancient Scottish Prayer

Hello Family and Friends,

Happy Halloween! Tomorrow is the day of Ghosts and Goblins, a day loved by children and all those who enjoy "things that go bump in the night." The following is a family photo presentation to celebrate Halloween. It includes many different family members in costume over the years. To all those whose pictures are included here... thanks for being such good sports about it all! 

Happy Birthday Pam! Today is the birthday of Pam Engan Shepard. She is the mother of Linda and Steven Shepard, and for 25 years was the wife of my brother Russell Shepard.

Pam is a native Washingtonian, and has lived her entire life in Anacortes, Washington. Best wishes and many happy returns to Pam! 

The first picture shows Pam Engan Shepard and was taken a year ago at the Shepard family reunion in Anacortes, Washington.  

Happy Birthday to Maida! This Thursday, Nov 1, is the birthday of my mother Maida Gower Shepard. The second picture (below) shows Maida on the right with Cindy's mom Paula Harris of San Diego on the left. Maida is holding William Quincy Shepard of Alameda, California, the youngest Ggrandson of both of them. This picture was taken in San Diego this past August.

Maida was born in Mountain View, Arkansas, and was raised in Okemah, Oklahoma, but lived for 36 years in San Diego where she met and married Eugene Shepard. In San Diego was also where she bore and raised their 6 children before moving to Western Washington in 1978. 

Maida makes her home today in Anacortes, Washington where she lives on Wildwood Lane with her daughter Barbara and her grandson Steven. She stays busy with her yard and garden, and her Church, as well as her occasional travels to California.

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