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Family of Families

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A few days ago I was browsing Facebook looking at new posts and photos.  While doing so, I was taken back to a happy time in my childhood by a photo of a very special Family from Eastern Kentucky.  I have very fond memories of this Family and made a comment indicating that I would return to the page-group and make a more appropriate tribute later in the week.  I contemplated for a few days, and then wrote and posted the below.  The comment really is not befitting the Landrum Family or the Back Family for that matter.  I could actually write a novel about the Family and Family of Families that I new and grew with for nearly a decade of my childhood.

This photo is from a group of Family Oldies that is on a cd my Brother Kenneth Prater gave me.


Oct 19, 2015 - I was six years old the year we moved back to Breathitt County. It was early spring 1962. Our Father had married Hattie Mae Back (of the South Fork Back Family) two years earlier and now he was retiring from the US Marines. Immed…