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Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Family thingy....

WE never got to know Mom's Brother... Doug beclaws he went to the Bridge before we were born... Butt we DO know some thingys about him.     Furst he taught school (like mom did) fur like 87 years..    BUTT he was also involved in lots of stuffs around the town were mom and he were raised.   He even became MAYOR (which might be where I took that pawlitical thingy from,myself).  
    When the town got a New set of school buildings...  the OLD High School GYM was SAVED Pawtly due to Uncle Doug's efforts...  and it became a Recreation Center for the town.  
   Lots of thingys go on there... like rock wall climbing... archery...  Power walking... dance recitals...PAWTIES of All sorts... Benefits fur those who need HELP...  and even DANCES.
    So a few years ago...  some folks decided to give the Recreation Center a New Name...   The CANNON     Family Recreation Center...     Beclaws his last name was Cannon..
    HERE is a sign...      that directs peeps to the "REC" center as is it commonly called.


 This is the building.... it doesn't look very big... butt trust us.... it is kinda  HOOGE...  it is down a hill from where the sign is located...
 At the TOP of the hill is the Pawlice station and the City Adminstration building which were STARTing to be build just before Uncle Doug went to the bridge...  
 THIS is a picture of the completed Building...   the Pawlice station is in the Basement...of this building...    
We just thought you might get a kick outta seeing a bit of our Family History.  

24 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is sooooooo super cool to have family history you can see every day. He sounds like he was a pawsome person that cared a great deal for the community.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Frankie, that is a most interesting slice of family history. For sure your Uncle Doug must have been a wonderful teacher and mayor, and how great that he is still remembered with a building where people can do lots of fun stuff.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Sarge said...

Hey Mamaw!
Wow, that's so pawesome! I've heard Mom talk about Uncle Doug and I'm sure that's where Frankie got his mayor-dom from. BOL I heard all about the Pottery Festival and even the park downtown that he helped build. What a cool and unique peep he was. Thanks for the tour and the memories for Mom. :)
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Linda said...

Wow,

That is a wonderful tribute to your Uncle Doug. He must be missed by everyone in your town.


xo Cinnamon

YourSpecialDog said...

He was such a great person :)

Madi and Mom said...

Yes indeed Frankie we were so Happy to learn about Uncle Doug...he is surely proud as punch to have a nephew following on his Pawlitical paws
AND Sarge was top Cop and now Popo Comisj
Hugs
MADI your BFFF

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

Oh wow Frankie, what an honor to your Mom's brother. No wonder you made such a great mayor with your family history.

♥♥♥Mommy's girls

Oz theTerrier said...

Dudes, that is SO cool! I'm sorry you never got to meet your uncle but dog OH DOG, I bet he looks down and is happy seeing all the great things you and the town do!
Happy Saturday, friends.
Oz

Molly The Wally said...

Wow we are impressed. We see being Mayor runs in the family Frankie. Nice way to commemorate Doug. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Jo's World said...

Your uncle was certainly community-oriented to create a nice recreation center. This is the kind of place kids can go to have good fun and stay out of trouble.

Cheers!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Your uncle sounds like a wonderful person who did so much for the community.
Dip and Elliot x

Mitch and Molly said...

How cool is this and you get to drive past it all the time. Your uncle Doug was a very special hooman!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

scotsmad said...

Very impressive. You became Mayor and Sarge got his police background from BOTH sides of his family.....you know, the sign next to your FAMOUS Uncle showing the station.

We thinks it looks like a wonderful community. We hope you've left some pee-mail around to tell other dogs about your Uncle Doug!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Wowza Mr Frankie. What a hard working and well loved man your Uncle Doug must have been. You must all feel PROUD every time you walk past the Rec hall and see his sign. Thanks for sharing your family connection with your town. We like the look of your place. Can you tell us how many people live in your town? We live in a small town (1500 people). No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Barb said...

Hi Frankie & Ernie
thank you for sharing these pics brought back many happy memories for me, visiting you in your town and on your "HILL" I have been inside that rec centre and I know it is huge, I had to help clean it for the function I was helping with. (Pottery Queen Lucheon)

Bocci said...

What a lovely tribute! It's cool that a building where people get to do fun and athletic things is named after your uncle. He must have been a very special guy...

No, not quite ready for the big freeze-heard that wind chills will be between 25-40 below -yikes!

Murphy said...

That is so cool! What a wonderful tribute!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

What a great tribute to your Uncle. He sounds like he was a very cool dude! Lee and Phod

Wyatt said...

That's pretty neat, Frankie. I think we should have our next Blogville Pawtay there!

Wyatt

Taffy said...

That is very cool, Frankie! Now I know why you are so politically perfect! Congrats on your 2,001st post! That is totally amazing!

rottrover said...

My Dawg F &E! You're practically famous! It sounds like your Uncle Doug was well loved by his town!

Bart

Sagira said...

Wow, that is really neat to know. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

That is so wonderful and such an honor and tribute to your uncle. What a terrific man for his efforts. Your mom must feel so proud.

marley said...

Yoo will haz like 87 monuments name after yoo one day Frankie my pal...