|Family gathered in the Sims Hotel yard after Gramps' funeral, July 1969. Uncle Charlie and Aunt Joyce are in the back row on the right, next to Aunt Lue. I'm the seven year old on the other end, wrapped in Granny's arms.|
|Taggart kids, clockwise from top left: Uncle Freddy, Uncle Charlie, Aunt Mary Lou, David(my dad), Aunt Sarah Jane|
Besides my memories from the Hotel, my most favorite times to recall are the times when I got to spend extended visits with Uncle Charlie, Aunt Joyce and Shawn. One summer I joined them at the LAK ranch in Newcastle, Wyoming for a couple of weeks. Shawn and I rode every day. He rode a beautiful horse named Pepper. I was on a little pony named Stony. I think almost everyone in my family knows my propensity to end up on the ground when I try to ride horses. They knew that I needed one that was closer to the ground.