Jason and I went down to Coleman, Texas the weekend before last to visit Papa Greenlee. At 92, his health is fading quickly, but his mind is still sharp. It is amazing and rare to have 5 generations alive at once. Papa, then Pappy (see above), Jason’s mom, Jason, and then Tristian (see below). If we could only get them in the same place all at once for a picture!
I love looking at Papa’s degree earned from A&M in 1941. Papa always taught Jason the importance of going to college saying, “no one can ever take it away from you, once you do it.” Jason credits his staying in school to that one lesson and is so glad he did. I find it so peaceful when we go SouthWest to visit his family. Living on thousands of acres, it feels like the middle of nowhere. I hope we’ll get to visit Papa again before he passes, but if we don’t, I’m so glad I have these pictures and the words burned in my mind to remember him by.