My dad would have turned 107 years old today if he were still alive. He was born On March 16, 1912 in Quilin MO. He married my mom in 1935 when she was 14 years old and he was 23. They were married 55 years when he died in 1990 at the age of 78.
This is my favorite picture of him. I took it at their farm sometime after he retired after having a heart attack in 1973. He’s standing on a small bridge that we built over a culvert to gain access to their property.
The old red barn is the only thing left on that property these days and it’s in pretty bad shape. It hasn’t had any maintenance in about 40 years. But it has outlasted all the other buildings. Here’s some drone footage I took of the barn and the property a few years back.