ELEVEN GRANDKIDS: Charles and Ellen Clock

Charles and Ellen Clock had 11 grandkids all together. Once again, they are of widely varying ages, due to the large difference in ages of their 4 sons. For example, my nephew Thom is far closer in age to me (his uncle) …than he is to my children (his cousins). The grandkids have birth dates that stretch out nearly 30 years!

MIKE & CAROL: Thom, Kathy, Mary & Paul
PAT & SHIRLEY: Jenny
BARRY & JULIE: Kevin & Kristy
KEN & VICKI: April, Keely, Grant & Britt

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MOTHER WITH SLEEPING LITTLE KATHY. (Approx 1960) Is mother enjoying this moment? Just look at her face!

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MARY WITH HER UNCLES & GO-CART (1960). At Ladd Hill, Ken & Barry. No, she didn’t go for a ride …lucky for her!

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SLEEPING OUT IN THE YARD: Barry, Ken, Thom & Lucky. Several summers we slept out in our yard, by the barn, every single night except when it rained. So cool. Watching the shooting stars and satellites and sliver of the moon move across the sky …and screwing around with the BB guns and telling stories. Some nights we actually got some sleep, too! Dad slept out there off and on …we got a lot more sleep on those nights.

If it was just Ken and me, some nights we would wait til all the lights were off in the house, grab our fishing poles and pedal our bikes down to Fred Gaines’ place and the 3 of us would catfish all night long on a log raft in the Willamette River …and cook up hot dogs and chili over a fire we built right on the big log boom. Then pedal like mad up the hill in the dawn, to get home before the folks woke up. They never caught us. But I kinda think that Dad knew. If he did, he never said anything. We might get an hour of sleep at the most before going strawberry picking …and sometimes do it all over again the next night! Now THAT’S crazy!!!

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MARY, THOM & KATHY (1966) …Mike Clock’s three oldest children at their grandparents’ (Charles & Ellen Clock) place on Ladd Hill. Up from Oklahoma. Cooling off with the garden hose. Looks like Thom got cool enough!

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THOM, MIKE (his dad) with SHIRLEY (Pats wife) & CAROL (Mikes wife) …1971 at Ken & Vicki’s wedding in Newberg. Everyone is listening to Earl Gillis …family friend & Pat & Mikes wrestling coach at Newberg High.

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PAT, SHIRLEY & her daughter, LISA (1971) Ken & Vic’s wedding.

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GRANDMA & JENNY (1979). Pat & Shirley’s daughter.

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THE GANG AT THE NEWBERG METHODIST CHURCH (Mothers Day 1980). Grandma Clock, Barry, Kevin & Julie — Shirley, Jenny & Pat.

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KEVIN AT 2 (1980)

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GRANDPA & KEVIN ON THE CATERPILLAR TRACTOR (1980). The tractor was for discing the orchards and fields. And for hauling pruned tree branches for burning. And of course for hauling in the bags of filberts & walnuts and boxes of prunes. Kevin (Barry & Julie’s son).

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PITCH, BEKAH & HER GREAT GRANDPA (1982). See our “new” barn behind.

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ALL THE GRANDKIDS AT THE FOLKS’ 50th (1984). Gathering at the Newberg Methodist Church for Charles & Ellen’s 50th wedding anniversary. It all started with just them, so long ago in Flagstaff, Arizona ….during the middle of the Great Depression. Just two 21 year old kids. I wonder, did it turn out like they dreamed? Seemed like it to me …certainly on this day.

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ON THE TAILGATE: (Mid-1980’s) Kristy Clock with her grandparents, at their place.
Hilarious picture! Charles & Ellen Clock (my parents) & Kristy (Julie & Barry Clock’s daughter).

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JENNY and grandma & grandpa’s cat “Jiggs” (Christmas1982).

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BEKAH & 2 NEW FRIENDS (1986)

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KRISTY WITH PITCH (Mid-1980’s). At our house in Toledo, Oregon. Note: Pitch is leashed up in the house. Why? Because Kristy decided she just had to be! Huh??

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GRANDMA & GRANDPA CLOCK WITH KEVIN & KRISTY (1985)

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PAT & KEN’S GANG (1980’s)
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IN ALWAYS SUNNY NEWPORT, OREGON (1986). Grandparents, Kevin & Kristy, Julie & Barry.
Little sunny, huh, kids?
When we lived at the coast, the folks came down many times and stayed the weekend. For Easter egg hunts and messing around with their 2 grandkids. Dad always grabbed one or both of them, first thing in the morning and drove them to the grocery store. They would come back with eggs and sausages (of course), eating some candy …with lots of other junk in the grocery sacks, too.

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LOTS OF CLOCK GRANDKIDS IN THIS ONE! (Mid 1980’s). Thom, Barry & Ken’s kids.

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BARRY & KEN’s BUNCH (later 1980’s)

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JENNY & KRISTY DUET AT THE PIANO ha (1986)

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3 SMILES: PAT, JENNY & FRIEND

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KEELY, GRANDMA & KRISTY. (1989)

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APRIL & KEVIN. (Late 1980’s)

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KEVIN & STEPHEN (Christmas 1985)
Stephen is Thom & Kathy’s son, Charles & Ellen’s great grandson.

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EASTER OF 1987 …Grandma & Granddaughter …With Kristy & Kevin’s kindergarten behind.

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“TWINS” KEELY & KRISTY (Feb 1988):

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(BMC)

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