| Here is my Dad
standing in front of a barn on the Summerlin Honeydew Ranch. My Dad mentioned that
he used to play pool on a pool table in this barn. He also remembers that everyone
was very good at shooting pool. He was 15 years old in this photo. The
photographer is unknown.
My Dad's name is Ronald Wayne Summerlin. He was born in Ft. Pierce, Florida on July 10th, 1932.
|Here is my Dad at 8 and a half months old. (Taken March 26th, 1933)|
|Here is my Dad with his adoptive mother, my grandmother, on Tahiti Beach in Miami, Florida. Her name was Grace Gertrude Dempsey Summerlin.|
|Here is my Dad with Bert Summerlin, his adoptive dad.|
|Here is Dad with (Thomas Dexter) Dixie Summerlin, his biological father.|
|Here is Dixie (T.D.) Summerlin on a horse.|
|Here is a picture of Bert Summerlin in a homemade swing in DeLand, Florida. Dad remembers this swing being in DeLand.|
|My grandmother (Dad's adoptive mom) in her car on May 6th, 1928. She is accompanied by Aunt May, her sister. This picture was taken in front of Mr. Beaty's school. Mr. Beaty married Aunt May. Mr. Beaty was a very intelligent man, who happened to be blind, but that didn't limit him. Grandmother named this car, Ikibod.|
|This is a picture of Bert Summerlin with his car.|
| Not sure who
this is. This picture was taken sometime after the picture that showed my Dad in
front of the barn on the Summerlin Honeydew ranch.
(I wonder if this is the photographer that took my Dad's picture. That could have been his shadow since this photo was next on the roll of film.)
Here is another picture
taken on the Summerlin Honeydew Ranch. This picture appears after the one above.
The girl on the horse may be Carol Ann Buell (Thanks goes out to Carol Ann Clifford). Carol Ann's grandmother appears to be my great aunt, Lula Mae Summerlin.
The boy in the picture is Michael Summerlin. Michael was born on Honey Dew Ranch in 1943. Michael is the son of Edward (Ned) P. Summerlin and the grandson of Edward Clarence Summerlin. Michael believes that the girl on horseback may be Sarah Crooks. (Thanks goes out to Michael Summerlin.)
| The next
picture on the roll shows three boys sitting on a horse at the Summerlin Honeydew Ranch.
Michael Summerlin says that he is the boy up front (left). He believes the boys behind him are the adopted sons of Minalee Davis. Minalee Davis was the daughter of Ed and Emma Davis. Michael's Aunt Emma was one of Clarence's sisters.
The horse's name was Buddy. Michael's horse was named Vally, short for Valentine, as she was born on February 14th, 1950. Buddy was her brother born in 1945. The mother of both horses was named Beauty.
| The next
picture on the roll is a picture of a woman and two men. This was taken on the
Summerlin Honeydew Ranch. The man on the left has been identified as
Clarence Summerlin (Thanks goes out to Lois Summerlin).
Michael Summerlin confims that Clarence Summerlin is standing next to two good family friends from Massapequa, Long Island, New York, Bob and Elsie Hassard.
picture was probably taken immediately after the one above it.
It is believed that most of these photos were taken during the Summerlin Reunion of 1948.
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