Daddy at the Royal Gorge


This summer (2015) I went to the Royal Gorge and rode a train through the canyon. When I got back to Memphis, I was looking through old pictures and found this one. Daddy was getting out of the Marines. They went from Memphis to Idaho to visit Irene and Dick Evans, and then on to California. (Irene had been married to Mimi's brother Boon, but he died in WWII). They stopped at the Royal Gorge on the way. I remember Mama and Daddy telling stories about going there, because it was the highest suspension bridge in the country. When they got to Idaho, Irene's son Ronnie wanted to go with them, so Dick sold a calf to pay his way. Then they had to bring him back to Idaho before returning to Tennessee.