Tagged: 1960s

Family comes first

Stubby Currence with son Mike

The squint shared between father and son

Hello, world!

Here is my favorite photo of Grandpa Stubby because he’s with my dad—his youngest son, Mike (hence forth known as The Dad). Crazy how much they look alike, right?

The Dad says this was taken when he was in college, circa 1964. It’s summertime because Stubby is in his two-tone summer shoes. I love how the paper is tucked under his arm. This picture was taken in front of their house in Bluefield, W.Va.

I wanted to post this photo as the first entry as a reminder that this journey is all about family. I’ll admit upfront I really don’t  know much about sports, which I’m sure Stubby is disappointed about from heaven. But as a fellow writer, I understand how important words really are, and how they can change the world. And even I know sports are about the people, their stories and triumphs.

For this blog, I’m hoping to share some photos and memories of my grandpa but also learn more about my family. So let’s get this Stubby Currence Project started!

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