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Aunt Dorothy, cousins Becky and Linda Stockton, Christmas 1959 at my grandparents Arthur and Osa (Westfall) Corbett's home.

Mrs. Ora (Smith) Stockton, mother of uncles Lee Roy and Chick, and uncle Jimmy Corbett, Christmas, 1959, Van Buren, Arkansas. Mrs. Stockton used snuff (finely ground tobacco). She always had her Folgers spittoon with her when she visited.

Cousin Becky Stockton and my brother Loy Michael White, Christmas 1959 at grandpa and grandma Corbett's home. Until I had children and grandchildren of my own, this was the best Christmas I had up to then.

Cousin Karen Sue Stockton at our grandparent's Arthur and Osa Corbett small farm near Van Buren, Arkansas, summer of 1960. Grandpa's powder blue Edsel in the background.

My grandmother Osa Corbett with grandchildren Karen Stockton and Mike White, 1960, Lee's Creek, Crawford County, Arkansas

Uncles Cletus "Chick" Stockton and Lee Roy Stockton, doing some work on Uncle Chick's farm, 1960. I originally thought the man stooping over was uncle Dee Howard, but as I was trying to improve this photo I realized that it was probably not him. I believe the man is a Stockton relative, but I'm not able to identify him.

Cousins Sandra Kay and Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Stockton, about 1960.  This is a studio photo.

Cousins Karen and Linda Stockton and my wife to be Carolyn Sue Whitsett, Thanksgiving, 1962, at our grandparent Arthur and Osa Corbett's home, Van Buren, Arkansas. At the time I was stationed in Wakkanai Air Station, Hokkido, Japan about 30 miles south of the Soviet island of Sakhalinsk. Just the month before me, my fellow airmen and our families had to sweat out the Cuban missile crisis.

Mrs. Ora (Smith) Stockton, Thanksgiving, 1962. This may be the last picture taken of Mrs. Stockton before her death in 1963. Cousin Linda Stockton in (red) vest and aunt Elinor (Corbett) Stockton in background.

I believe this is cousin Becky with her new brother Larry Olen Stockton at our grandpa and grandma Corbett's farm, Van Buren, late in 1963 or early 1964.

Cowboy Lee Roy and Cletus Stockton with horse Stranger, Van Buren, Arkansas 1968. Anyone who knew them would testify, uncle Lee Roy and uncle Chick were never ones to take life too seriously.

Uncle Lee Roy and Stranger, 1968. I don't remember who belonged to Stranger, but this photo was taken by my mother on my grandparent's ten acre mini-ranch.

The extended family of aunt Elinor and uncle Lee Roy Stockton at our family reunion, my mother's place in Roland, Oklahoma in 1983. Adults, L-R: cousin Linda and husband Charles (Wayne) Rhodes; aunt Elinor and uncle Lee Roy; cousin Karen and husband David McKinley. The rambunctious boy is 10 year old Benjamin "Ben" Garrett Rhodes, his brother, 17 year old Charles Jeffery "Jeff" Rhodes was not at the reunion; next, Karen and David's sons Michael Cory, Robert Jason and Robin Berry McKinley.

A studio photo of cousins Rebecca Lynn "Becky", Larry Olen and Sandra Kay "Sandy" Stockton, daughters and son of Cletus and Dorothy (Corbett) Stockton. This portrait was taken sometime in the 1980's.

Aunt Dorothy (Corbett) Stockton and some of her family and grandchildren, Roland, Oklahoma, 1983. Larry Stockton is holding his first child. His wife is on his right. Because I was in the Air Force and then lived in Arizona I was not around Becky, Sandy or Larry much at all as they grew up, got married and had kids of their own. Larry was closest in age to my son Bruce who did get to know his cousin Larry and they spent some time together when Bruce and his two young children, Michael and Ashley, lived in Arkansas for a short time. I believe, but not sure, cousin Becky is the woman on the left with her three children, eight year old Brent Lee Oden, five year old Brannon Michael Oden and seven year old Breck Richard Oden.

Uncle Lee Roy Stockton laying out the facts to aunt Pam (Ashcroft) Corbett, Roland, Oklahoma, 1983. Uncle Lee Roy and aunt Pam were two people very dear to my heart. Uncle Lee Roy died in Jan. 2003 from a massive heart attack. He was 75 years old. His remains were cremated and buried in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith. Aunt Pam died in Oct. 2002 at the age of 67 from cancer in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was the wife of uncle James "Jimmy" Corbett.

In 1987, aunt Elinor and uncle Lee Roy visited our families in Mesa, Arizona. Here they are with brother Art's wife Denise (Geer) Wall and their two youngest, twins Jeff and Heather Wall. This spot is as far as you can go in the Superstition wilderness area with a motor vehicle. This picture is near the First Water trail head into the Wilderness area located near Apache Junction, Arizona. This was the dead of summer and only a few unwise tourists make such a trek into the wilderness when temperatures usually reach more than one hundred degrees before noon. Art and I thought of ourselves as seasoned Arizonians who could get away with taking our relatives to the 2nd most famous place in Arizona (after the Grand Canyon) 30 miles east of Phoenix.

Aunt Elinor and uncle Lee Roy with Superstition Mountain in the background. The mountain rises some 4000 feet above the desert around it, but the angle this picture was taken makes it appear much smaller. The highest point on the mountain is visible in the back ground. This excursion was made memorable when brother Art locked his keys in his car, the only vehicle all of us had come in. This is not something you want to happen in the Arizona desert in summer time. But, Art and I valiantly saved the day by hiking out miles to the nearest service station to obtained a door shim, hiked back and rescued everyone. At least that's our story and we're sticking to it.


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Ronald N. Wall
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