Wednesday, February 18, 2009

William Jackson

Did you know that Jackson is William Jackson Barnes? like that's his full name. I really like using family names but Brent's not that in to it. We knew we wanted William because its both of our fathers' names. Wendell Jackson is Brent's maternal grandfather's name. William Jackson O'Bryant is Dee's grandfather's name, Jackson's great-great grandfather. you following? so here's the story. We were eating dinner at the Barnes' a few weeks ago and noticed a painting on the floor. It used to be in grandma's room but since she died they weren't sure what to do with it. She asked if we were interested and we said not really. Then when we looked closer we realized that William Jackson O'Bryant painted it. SOLD! I'm a sucker for old family things, especially since its a namesake. I just wanted to share our cool new addition.

4 comments:

tracyp said...

Love it! We have a bunch of paintings that may not be our design but Mike's great-grand parents painted them so we have kept them are are trying to incorporate them. You will totally love it!

Emily said...

That is a fun story! I love family stories :)

lhutch1985 said...

I am impressed! Wonderful for keeping the family heirlooms. Love.

grandma jan said...

Wait. I said that. How did lhutch1985 come up? Love,