The woman in the SUV in the lower right was my grandmother Billie Jo Medlin Boulton, the man on the left was her grandfather (my great great grandfather) Dr. Robert Tanner. The postcard above is a fairly generic picture taken from the trenches in WW I in Europe.
Oh, and the gray cinder-block wall at the top is the first home I can remember – it was on Maxon Road in Paducah, Kentucky. It was my grandmother and grandfathers when I was born. It eventually was clad in white siding before passing out of the family upon Billie Jo’s death.
The house was here:
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That area’s only claim to fame or infamy is that when, on Dec. 1, 1997, three students were killed and five wounded as they participated in a prayer circle at Heath High School (my mother, aunt, and two uncle’s alma mater), the killer, fouteen year old Michael Carneal lived a few houses down from my grandparents. His was the sixth in what was to become a chain of school shootings around the world that is still going on today.