Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sentimental Sunday: Remembering Daddy on His Birthday

Richard Aaron Robbins was born May 6, 1909 on Salt Branch (near Cherokee) in San Saba County, Texas, the eldest child of James Robert and Josie Lee Hughes Robbins.

He never really liked this picture stating he didn't understand why anyone would take a picture like that.  It seemed to embarrass him that he was wearing only a diaper.  I always have loved the picture and have it framed and displayed beside a baby picture of my mother.

Another treasure I have in my guest room is the bed he told me he was born on.  Although the foot board was broken when he had it in a rental property, the bed is still in good condition.  To use it, I had to have a mattress custom made to fit since a standard full mattress wouldn't quite work. The bed was probably a standard size back then, but seems small for two adults now.  It's amazing to think of all the changes he saw during his lifetime.

He is often in my thoughts, but I especially remember him on this day.


  1. So I was intending to post this on Sunday but I accidentally hit Post instead of Preview. I'm still trying to get used to the new version of Blogger. >sigh<

  2. What an adorable picture! I can imagine my dad would be embarrassed if there were a similar picture of him. It was probably the "baby on a bear skin" photo of its day.

  3. Can you "un-do" a post by clicking "Revert to Draft"? (I use Blogspot, too.)

  4. Yes, "revert to draft" would "unpublish" a post. I just decided to leave it posted.