The Coon Hunt

Roscoe Holdaway climbing a tree after a raccoonNotice the scarecrow man climbing the tree.  This is my grandfather, Roscoe Holdaway.  He must have been at least seventy years old at the time.  The only thing that would have induced him to climb that sapling would have been the dead raccoon he’d just shot  hanging on the branch high above his head.  Note the rapt attention that coon is getting Continue reading

Sketch of Roscoe Holdaway

This is a sketch my mother did of her father January 31, 1942, just a few days after Pearl Harbor Day.  She was twelve years old.  It is better than any photograph she has of him.Kathleen's Pencil Sketch of Roscoe 1941