I am pleased to announce:
that the senior member of my California branch of my family,
is having a birthday!
He was born on December 12, 1914.
He will be 90 years young!
Happy Birthday Uncle Arnold, and may you have many more birthdays!
Arnold Seagraves, is my Father Johnnie B Seagraves's second oldest brother, and both are from a family of eight children only one of which was a girl! My Aunt Regina.
Arnold came to California with the family in 1936, later he married his first wife Betty, and with her, he had his four beautiful children; Susan, David, Eli, and Annette. He worked very hard for his family, as a appliance repairman for Sears until his retirement.
Well, he thought he was retired! After a trip to his home state of Tennessee, he returned to Madera to visit his Mom(my Grandma) Hattie Seagraves. She (his mom)had started having fainting spell, and he and his sister Regina were--as well as the rest of the family--very concerned! After being rushed to the hospital, then then another trip to St. Agnest Hopital in Fresno; it was discovered it was her heart, and she would need a pacemaker. Arnold and his only Sister decided right then and there, to take care of their Mother themselves! After an unsuccessful stint as apartment managers, they decided to be mobile home managers, and settled into Vila Capri mobile home park. There they took turns taking care of their Mom, and the responsibility of managing the Mobil home park, for the next nine years! Until their Mother's death in 1985.
Arnold is fully retired, and now resides in Pleasanton California with his current wife.
His children are planning a wonderful birthday celebration for him.
I am sure "a good time will be had by all!"
Happy birthday Uncle Arnold!
Have a wonderful birthday!
I made a correction about the number, and names of Arnold's children.
On advice of David Seagraves, who is Arnold oldest son.
*Thank you David*