Thursday, November 13, 2008

~The Prize Fighter~

Two of my favorite family photos are these of my uncle Bill. These pictures are from his boxing days. He held the light-weight boxing title in West Virginia. He once won a fight with a broken wrist.

Besides being a boxer, he was a radio broadcaster, an artist, song writer and a missionary in Honduras for over fifteen years. He was the most gentle man I have ever known.

This first picture was 'framed' by my cousin in Texas.
Thank you, Katherine!

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Vanessa Greenway said...

That's amazing! A broken wrist must been really painful! Great pictures! Love, Vanessa

Vanessa Greenway said...

I should be sleeping right now but it's the only "me" time I have! Oh yeah! Mary and I had a great time! We missed you!! And she told you were keeping the little ones. We're close by let me know if you need any help, we could take the kids to do something, ok? Much love, Vanessa ps. Ryan's havign some friends from Virginia coming over this weekend and I'm sure they will be glad if Luna and I leave the house so they can have some "guy stuff" time.

splummer said...

Your Photos are wonderful! Such wonderful memories for you. My Favorite Family Foto is posted. You can see it here:
Take Care!!


Joy said...

Sounds like he led a very interesting life!

jeanne said...

Deborah, I am so happy to see your post this morning. I was afraid you decided to stay in FL. LOL.

Your Uncle Bill looks great in his photo. For being such a gentle man he picked a strange sport. I am sure the way you describe him, is the reason he didn't pursue fighting. It is pretty impressive that he held the title in West Virginia. He is quite a guy.


Grandma Faith said...

Wonderful story about your Uncle Bill. He sounds like a character. Love, Faith

Montee said...

West Virginian's are tough! Cool pictures.

claudie said...

I truly hope to meet you one day, I really do. Thank you for the kind words from your heart. I just had to use my dad again today for your special day.
Love your pictures of your uncle. I can feel the love thru my screan.
Hugs from Claudie

Dawn said...

What great old pictures. It sounds like your Uncle Bill led a very full life.

I can't imagine doing anything with a broken wrist!

take care,

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Deborah,
Great pictures of your uncle Bill. There's nothing like family!

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