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S: EARNEST & GILDA 20 YEARS TOGETHER 1989-2009

BC: EARNEST & GILDA 1989-2009

FC: TWO PEOPLE TWO HEARTS TWO LIVES BECOME ONE HEART ONE MIND ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER

1: TO OUR FAMILY and FRIENDS, DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WE ARE ALSO CELEBRATING OUR 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. WE STARTED THIS BOOK WITH THE IDEA THAT IT WOULD BE "ALL ABOUT US" BUT WE SOON RECOGNIZED THAT OUR "ALL ABOUT US" STORY COULD NOT BE FULLY TOLD WITHOUT INCLUDING ALL OF YOU, OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SO, AS WE CELEBRATE 20 YEARS TOGETHER AND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WE ALSO CELEBRATE OUR FAMILY AND OUR MANY FRIENDS WITH WHOM WE HAVE SHARED SO MANY SPECIAL MEMORIES. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR WALK BACK DOWN MEMORY LANE. YOU ARE SURE TO FIND YOURSELF SOMEWHERE ALONG OUR JOURNEY MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVE, EARNEST & GILDA

2: 1987 & 1988 THE DATING GAME | MAID OF HONOR | WE ARE DRESSED FOR GILDA'S BEST FRIEND BEVERLY'S WEDDING | GILDA'S MOM'S FRONT YARD | IVOR VIRGINIA | MAID OF HONOR | COOK-OUT AT OUR FIRST HOME TOGETHER | OUR SON COREY & EARNEST'S NIECE ANDEREA (NAE) | FRIENDS KELLY & JD | GILDA'S COUSIN JOE & FAMILY | GILDA'S MOM FLORENCE a.k.a. BEA | PETERSBURG VIRGINIA | LINGERIE SHOWER FOR BEVERLY

3: EARNEST'S BUDDY SFC RAWLS | WE'RE HEADED TO A CHRISTMAS PARTY | EARNEST IS FEELING GOOD | GILDA'S GOOD FRIEND CHUCK AND HIS WIFE EARNEST DIDN'T LIKE CHUCK WHEN THEY FIRST MET, BUT THEY SOON BECAME GOOD FRIENDS TOO | GILDA'S GIRLS | B E V E R L Y | B A R B A R A | OBVIOUSLY BELTED SHIRTS WAS THE FASHION | GILDA'S GIRL SYLVIA

4: EARNEST and GILDA

5: 15 DECEMBER 1989 | "THERE IS ONLY ONE HAPPINESS IN LIFE, TO LOVE AND TO BE LOVED"

6: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD FROM THIS DAY FORWARD

7: . | WITH EACH BELIEVING THE OTHER TO BE A GIVER OF LOVE A SHARER OF SORROW A BRINGER OF JOY AND A REASON FOR LIFE GILDA VANESSA PROCTOR CHAVIS and EARNEST JONES WERE JOINED TOGETHER IN HOLY UNION ON FRIDAY THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE AT THREE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON IN PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA

8: OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY AS MR & MRS | EARNEST IS SMILING BECAUSE HE GOT 50 SCRATCH-OFF LOTTERY TICKETS FOR A GIFT | PETERSBURG VIRGINIA | 1989

9: GILDA'S FAREWELL LUNCHEON FROM CO-WORKERS FAMILY AND FRIENDS BEFORE SHE LEFT TO JOIN EARNEST IN GERMANY | GILDA & HER MOM | THE GIRLS GAVE ME SOMETHING NAUGHTY | GILDA'S FRIEND SANDRA HER BOSS DARLISE AND DARLISE'S HUSBAND JAMES | GILDA'S FRIEND SYLVIA | 1990 | NAVIGATOR'S DEN HOPEWELL VIRGINIA

10: EARNEST INSIDE THE BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER | EARNEST WAS DEPLOYED TO TURKEY WITH TRIPS TO IRAG THE FIRST PART OF | 1991 | I R A Q | CHEMICAL WEAPONS | WE'RE TOURING DOWNTOWN KAISERSLAUTERN GERMANY WITH OUR FRIENDS ANDREW & GLORIA | 1990 | IRAQI CHILDREN | OPERATION PROVIDE COMFORT

11: 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION KAISERSLAUTERN GERMANY | EARNEST MIXING IT UP WITH OUR FRIEND SHIRLEY | OUR ELDEST SON COREY GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL SEMBACH GERMANY | GILDA'S 36TH B-DAY WITH CO-WORKER PHYLLIS AT 10TH MED-LAB WHERE WE WERE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TO THE EUROPEAN FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS LANDSTUHL GERMANY | 1991 | OUR GODDAUGHTER JASMINE'S 2ND B-DAY | 12 DECEMBER 1991 | OUR FRIENDS JEROME & ELLA RICE | THE GRILL MASTER

12: FRANKFURT GERMANY | A FUN DAY AT THE ZOO WITH OUR GODDAUGHTER JASMINE AND HER PARENTS DERRICK & MONICA | 1992

13: I (GILDA) LOOK DRUNK, BUT I'M JUST HOT! | LAURA, HER DAUGHTER & GILDA TOOK A LONG OVERNIGHT BUS RIDE FROM GERMANY TO TO SHOP FOR VERY CHEAP CRYSTAL AND OTHER ITEMS | BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS | 1992 | LAURA IS PROBABLY NEGOTIATING A BETTER DEAL | CZECHOSLOVAKIA

14: LUXEMBOURG IS LOCATED IN WESTERN EUROPE BETWEEN GERMANY & FRANCE WE ARE IN LUXEMBOURG CITY | 1 9 9 2 | PLACE d'ARMES | MARKETPLATZ

15: STRASBOURG FRANCE | WE'RE HAVING BIG MUGS OF BEER IN A FRENCH CAFE | PLANTBATH STREET | 1992

16: WE ARE WAITING TO TAKE A BOAT RIDE ON THE ILL RIVER | BEAUTIFUL STRASBOURG FRANCE

17: HAVING SO MUCH FUN WITH THE OTHER SERGEANT JONESES BEULAH & CHARLES | 1 9 9 2 | TWIGHTLIGHT ON PLANTBATH ROAD

18: PARIS FRANCE 4 DAY BUS TOUR | OUR BUS DRIVER STOPPED FOR A QUICK PHOTO OP IN LONDON ENGLAND PART OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE IS BEHIND US | GARDENS OF VERSAILLES | PALACE OF VERSAILLES | WE ARE ON A PARIS TRAIN | 1992 | E I F F E L T O W E R

19: WE'RE IN A FRENCH RESTAURANT FOR DINNER | AFTER A FEW DRINKS EARNEST ACTUALLY TRIED THE ESCARGOT (SNAILS) | A VERY NICE COUPLE WE MET ON OUR TOUR | ONE OF THE WAITERS SERENADED ALL THE LADIES | OUR PARIS HOTEL | B O N A P P E T I T

20: BERCHTESGADEN | EARNEST IS WAITING IN FRONT OF OUR HOTEL ZUM TURKEN FOR A ONE DAY BUS TOUR TO SALZBURG AUSTRIA WHICH BORDERS BERCHTESGADEN GERMANY | A STAIRWAY FROM THE HOTEL ZUM TURKEN LEADS DOWN INTO PART OF THE TUNNELS AND BUNKERS OF ADOLF HITLER | 19 | 92 | HITLER'S EAGLE NEST ON MOUNT KEHLSTEIN

21: BAVARIA GERMANY | GERMAN & AUSTRIAN ALPS

22: THANKSGIVING 1992 KAISERSLAUTERN GERMANY | WE SHARED OUR HOME FOOD AND LOVE WITH THE YOUNGER SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES WHO WERE FAR AWAY FROM HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS MOST OF WHOM WORKED WITH GILDA AT 10TH MEDLAB

23: THE HOSEA FAMILY | NO BABY! DON'T HURT HIM | EARNEST IS PRETENDING TO FIGHT ONE OF OUR GUEST | SPC SHEROD IS GETTING HIS DRINK ON | SPC KELLY ONE OF OUR FAVORITE YOUNG MEN | SPC KELLY AND HIS BUDDY WATCHING A FOOTBALL GAME | 1992

24: EARNEST AND HIS BUDDIES ARE PLAYING DOMINOES AND GETTING THEIR DRINK ON WHILE GILDA COOKS FOR THE GANG COMING ON CHRISTMAS DAY BOBBY IS HANGING WITH THE BIG BOYS TOO | CHRISTMAS EVE '92

25: CHRISTMAS DAY 1992 THE GANG'S ALL HERE PLUS SOME MORE BUT THAT JUST MEANS LOTS MORE FUN!

26: SALZBURG AUSTRIA | SALZBURG IS BEST KNOWN AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF WOLFGANG MOZART | EARNEST ON THE STEPS OF THE DOM CATHEDRAL | MOZART PLATZ | 1992 | GILDA MINGLING WITH THE LOCALS ON NARROW ALLEY

27: GILDA STOP WITH THAT CAMERA! | JOE MUST BE WINNING | LAURA AND GILDA AT WORK 10TH MEDLAB LANDSTUHL GERMANY | 1 9 9 2 | PLAYING SPADES WITH THE BURGESSES JOE & LAURA EARNEST IS PLAYING WITH OUR FRIEND DERRICK WILLIAMS GILDA DIDN'T TAKE THE GAME SERIOUS ENOUGH FOR HIM | LAURA AND GILDA ON A SHOPPING TRIP IN SAARBRUCKEN GERMANY FOR LAURA'S B-DAY 11-19-92 | A THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND GIFT FROM LAURA BEFORE SHE LEFT (THE FEELING WAS SO MUTUAL) LAURA PCSed (MOVED) BACK TO THE STATES BEFORE ME AND I REALLY MISSED HER! | KAISERSLAUTERN | GERMANY

28: ONLY SPC KELLY & SPC SHEROD WITH HIS NEW LADY ARE LEFT FROM THE GANG THIS YEAR | BOBBY & GILDA GOOFING AROUND | THE BOYS COREY BOBBY and ROCKY | COREY & GILDA | THANKSGIVING 1993 | A QUIET FAMILY DINNER

29: KAISERSLAUTERN GERMANY | 1993 | CHRISTMAS | ROCKY | N O E L

30: GILDA'S FIRST RIDE ON THE HIGH SPEED GERMAN TRAIN CALLED ICE | PICTURESQUE HEIDELBERG GERMANY | GROUND VIEW OF THE HEIDELBERG CASTLE | EARNEST INSIDE THE CAR OF THE GERMAN TRAIN | BEAUTIFUL CASTLE VIEW OF HEIDELBERG CITY & THE NECKAR RIVER

31: OLD TOWN HEIDELBERG-BISMARCKPLATZ | 1994 | TOUR OF THE HEIDELBERG CASTLE

32: GILDA WAS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THESE TWO MANAGEMENT-EMPLOUYEE SPECIALISTS RON & SERENA | RON YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE FLOWERS FOR SECRETARY'S DAY RON WAS THE MLK OF OUR OFFICE | GILDA'S AMERICAN AND GERMAN CO-WORKERS | GILDA WITH JOYCE (FRIEND AND CO-WORKER) AND OUR BOSS MRS GERALDINE JONES | GILDA AT HOME IN K-TOWN (KAISERSLAUTERN) I'M SO HAPPY BECAUSE I LANDED A POSITION AT THE CIVILIAN PERSONNEL OFFICE (CPO) | SNOWY FEBRUARY | KAISERSLAUTERN GERMANY | 1994 | THIS IS OUR HOUSING

33: CHRISTMAS DAY | THANKS POPS! | EARNEST GAVE BOBBY KEYS TO HIS 1ST CAR | BOBBY & SANDRA THE FIRST GIRL TO RIDE IN HIS CAR | THANKSGIVING DAY | EARNEST WITH GILDA'S NIECE LAKITA SHE PLAYFULLY CALLS HIM AUNT EARNEST | 1 9 9 4 | WE'RE HAVING A COOKOUT FOR GILDA'S SISTER MARGARET & HER FAMILY-SHE IS PICKING UP HER SON TONY WHO SPENT THE SUMMER WITH US | CLARKSVILLE | TENNESSEE | EARNEST'S AUNT KITTY AND COUSIN MARIE

34: CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE | OUR YOUNGEST SON BOBBY GRADUATED NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL | WE'RE HOSTING A COOK-OUT FOR EARNEST'S UNIT AND MY FRIEND BEVERLY WHO CAME FOR A VISIT | MY (GILDA (LONGTIME FRIEND BEVERLY AND MY NEW FRIEND JUDY PLAYFULLY FIGHT ABOUT WHO IS MY "BESTEST" FRIEND | MARINE BEAR FROM BOBBY WHO WAS IN PARRIS ISLAND, SC FOR MARINE TRAINING | PRECIOUS "ROSCOE" WAS A GIFT FOR OUR GOD CHILDREN CARRIE & DAVID | 1 9 9 5 | DAVID IS SO FUNNY GETTING IN EVERY SHOT | ROCKY HANGING WITH PAPA

35: EARNEST WAS PROMOTED TO MASTER SERGEANT IN FORT CAMPBELL KENTUCKY | FORT CAMPBELL KENTUCKY IS LOCATED PARTLY IN HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY AND PARTLY IN CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE | JONES EARNEST 6514 | A POS NO PREFERENCE | OUR FIRST GRANDSON DEANDRE J CHAVIS B.K.A. DRE WAS BORN 20 MARCH 1995 | 1 9 9 5 | AT HOME IN CLARKSVILLE

36: 1996 | OUR SON BOBBY IS OFFICIALLY A MARINE | WE VISITED VIRGINIA AFTER BOBBY'S GRADUATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA | SNOW IN ROANOKE VIRGINIA | PARRIS ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA | WE'RE SNOWED IN AT THE BUDGET INN PETERSBURG VIRGINIA | GILDA'S MOM FLORENCE | A U N T | K I T T Y | M A R I E | SNOW IS EVERYWHERE EVEN BACK HOME IN TENNESSEE | JANUARY | S N O W | CHAVIS | BOBBY

37: GILDA'S CO-WORKERS/FRIENDS WE ALL WORKED AS MEDICAL CLERKS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM BLANCHFIELD ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FORT CAMPBELL KENTUCKY | GILDA WITH HER GOOD FRIEND AND CO-WORKER ANITA | B,B, JAMES (SO FUNNY!) WILLIAM HAGEN (GILDA'S PROTECTOR IF SOMEONE GAVE HER A HARD TIME IN THE ER) | EARNEST IN HIS DRESS GREENS | OUR FRIEND SGT BRUNSON LIVED WITH US FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS GILDA JOKINGLY CALLED HIM HER EXTRA HUSBAND | WE ARE BACK IN PETERSBURG VA TO VISIT GILDA'S MOM WHO WAS ILL SADLY SHE PASSED AWAY THE DAY FOLLOWING MOTHER'S DAY. WE BELIEVE SHE HELD OUR NEPHEW TONY IN HER ARMS AS HE SUSTAINED A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY AFTER BEING HIT BY A TRUCK 1 DAY AFTER HER DEATH | EARNEST PLAYING AROUND WITH JEAN-ONE OF HIS FAVORITE OF GILDA'S COUSINS-WE WERE HEARTBROKEN WHEN SHE WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT FEBRUARY 2001 | WE SPENT SOME TIME WITH OUR GRANDSON DRE | 1996 | IVOR VIRGINIA | T H E R A Y S | MARGARET & TONY | ER

38: GILDA AND HER "BESTEST" FRIEND BEVERLY | EARNEST BEING SILLY AND GIVING BEVERLY'S HUSBAND BILLY A LAUGH | I V O R | V A | GILDA'S GLAMOUR SHOTS | EARNEST'S SISTER PAULA AND HER FRIEND | EARNEST WITH HIS BROTHER JOHNNY | EARNEST HAS ORDERS TO RETURN TO GERMANY. WE ARE MAKING OUR ROUNDS AGAIN TO SAY GOOD BYE.WE WENT TO ROANOKE, VA FOR A WEEK, THEN TO PETERSBURG, VA. WE MET PAUL AND IDA IN RICHMOND, VA. THEY DROVE US TO WASHINGTON DC WHERE WE ALL TOURED THE CITY. WE ALL SPENT THE NIGHT IN DC. PAUL AND IDA DROVE US THE NEXT DAY TO DULLES INT'L AIRPORT TO CATCH OUR FLIGHT BACK TO GERMANY | EARNEST'S NIECE ANDEREA AND HER NEW SON ANTWAN | GILDA'S FAMILY REUNION POCOHONTAS STATE PARK CHESTERFIELD VIRGINIA | F U N | 1 9 9 6

39: TOURING WASHINGTON D.C. WITH PAUL & IDA | PEOPLE DRIVING BY STOPPED TRAFFIC LAUGHING AT EARNEST & PAUL'S ANTICS WITH THE NAKED STATUES | 1996 | PAUL (EARNEST'S BROTHER) AND HIS GIRLFRIEND IDA

40: THE FIRST PEOPLE WE MET IN ANSBACH WAS THE MILLERS WILEY & VERONICA (RONNIE) AND THEIR GRANDSON TYREL | WE ARE ALL TIRED OF HOLIDAY FOOD, SO WE ARE HAVING HOTDOGS | TYREL LOVED TO WRESTLE WITH EARNEST | WHATEVER WE GAVE TYREL, HE MUST HAVE REALLY LIKED IT! | ANSBACH GERMANY | TYREL IS NOW SERVING HIS COUNTRY IN IRAQ | NEW YEAR'S EVE | WILEY & TYREL | RONNIE | 1996 | SAY UNCLE MR EARNEST | M R S L O G A N

41: GILDA AND THESE 2 LADIES DESI AND SUSAN WERE BUMPED FROM A FLIGHT FROM GERMANY TO ATLANTA GEORGIA GILDA WAS GOING TO VIRGINIA TO GET OUR GRANDSON DRE | THE AIRLINE HAD TO ACCOMMODATE US OVERNIGHT IN THE SHERATON HOTEL FRANKFURT GERMANY | BOBBY IS VISITING FROM QUANTICO VIRGINIA | GILDA'S FRIEND BEVERLY IS BEING THE PERFECT HOSTESS TO US ALL SHE TOOK ME (GILDA) AND DRE TO THE AIRPORT TOO! | IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU ASKED DRE DAVID IS BEING SO NICE | DAVID DRE CARRIE | TANYA (DRE'S MOM) AND BOBBY PETERSBURG VIRGINIA | IVOR VIRGINIA | 1 9 9 7 | BEVERLY & BOBBY | COREY GRADUATED FROM GREAT LAKES NAVAL BASE IN MICHIGAN | PROCTOR | COREY | MARGARET

42: DRE ADJUSTED WELL TO HIS NEW HOME IN ANSBACH GERMANY | TYREL TOOK RIGHT TO DRE AND TREATED HIM LIKE A LITTLE BROTHER. GILDA AND RONNIE LOVED THIS SINCE THEY BOTH WORKED AND DEPENDED ON EACH OTHER FOR BABYSITTING | 1 9 9 7 | MILLER HOME | 4TH OF JULY | S P O I L E D | F U N | BOTH OUR HUSBANDS EARNEST & WILEY WERE DEPLOYED TO BOSNIA FEB-OCT 1997 | NADINE OFTEN HELPED WITH CHILDCARE TOO | FRIENDS

43: DRE AND GILDA MET MORE PEOPLE AFTER GILDA STARTED WORKING AT THE BASE COMMISSARY | DEIDRA CURTIS (PEACHES) AND DRE | GILDA AND DRE ARE ON A SHOPPING TRIP WITH SYLONDIA AND DEIDRA VILSECK GERMANY | SYLONDIA JOHNSON WITH DRE | 1 9 9 7

44: TRIMMING THE CHRISTMAS TREE | IS DRE TANGLING OR UNTANGLING THE LIGHTS? | THE FINISHING TOUCH | CAN YOU READ WHO THE GIFT IS FOR DRE? | PAPA (EARNEST) IS HOME FROM BOSNIA | The first snowfall | ANSBACH GERMANY | DRE AND GRANDMA | AWW LOOK AT THE BIG AND STRONG SOLDIER BOY | N O E L

45: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! | 1997 | PAPA BROUGHT DRE THIS SHIRT FROM BOSNIA | EARNEST'S BUDDY MASTER SERGEANT TEDDY STALLWORTH | DRE IS ""'COUNTING'" PAPA'S SLOT MONEY | DRE IS EXCITED THAT IT IS ALMOST CHRISTMAS | OH XMAS TREE | BATMAN IS IN TROUBLE | HAPPY HOLIDAYS | To be Jolly

46: Who needs Santa when you have Grandma & Papa | Christmas Eve Ansbach Germany 1997 | Dre biting a candy cane from the tree

47: Christmas Day | Dre is 2 | Santa I want one of everything

48: WE CELEBRATED DRE'S 3RD BIRTHDAY | ANSBACH GERMANY | MISS ANGIE IS HELPING DRE CUT HIS BATMAN CAKE | WE ARE AT DRE'S DAYCARE PARTY WITH MISS JANE | MUSICAL CHAIRS | HEY DON'T TRY TO UPSTAGE ME ON MY BIRTHDAY! | IT'S REALLY GETTING CROWDED IN HERE! | 1998 | FUN & GAMES | PARTY

49: A SURPRISE BABY SHOWER FOR JEANNINE | GILDA WITH ALL HER FRIENDS AND COWORKERS FROM THE ANSBACH COMMISSARY | DRE IS GOING TO CHURCH WITH ANGIE & DARREN SILER ON EASTER SUNDAY | 1998 | DRE HAS A B-DAY PRESENT FOR HIS CHILDCARE PROVIDER MISS JANE | GILDA & HER GOD DAUGHTER ALEXIS | ANSBACH GERMANY | MOTHER-TO-BE

50: DRE ENJOYING HIS BOUNCING BUDDY WITH TIFFANY & ASHLEY HAMPTON | DRE & HIS BUDDIES CAMERON & DARREN SILER | DRE & PAPA (EARNEST) PLAYING HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO | WE ARE HEADED TO NUERNBERG TO GET POPEYE'S CHICKEN THAT WAS A BIG DEAL WHEN YOU LIVED IN A SMALL TOWN LIKE ANSBACH | MASTERPIECE | DRE & PAPA ON A GERMAN TRAIN GOING ON A FIELD TRIP WITH MISS JANE AND DRE'S DAYCARE CLASS | 1998 | ANSBACH GERMANY | EARNEST IS WITH ONE COOL GUY! | KATTERBACH BOWLING CENTER

51: WE TOOK DRE AND HIS BUDDIES CAMERON AND DARREN SILER TO THE NUERNBERG Z00 | DRE AT SOLDIER'S LAKE WITH PEACHES AND SYLONDIA | MR FRANK TOOK CARE OF DRE ON THE WEEKENDS WHEN EARNEST WAS DEPLOYED | NUERNBERG and ANSBACH GERMANY | 1 9 9 8

52: FRANKFURT STUTTGART ATLANTA | STUTTGART GERMANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | READY FOR TAKE-OFF FINAL DESTINATION: ATLANTA GEORGIA | DRE ON THE AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS FRANKFURT GERMANY | 1998 | SEPT | BUCKLE UP!

53: GEORGIA and VIRGINIA | WE ARE STAYING IN HOTELS WHILE WE LOOK FOR A HOME TO BUY IN GEORGIA. WE RENTED A CAR AND MADE OUR USUAL VISITS TO FAMILY & FRIENDS | ECONO-LODGE COVINGTON, GA | ECONO-LODGE AUGUSTA, GA | SUNSET INN AUGUSTA, GA | ROANOKE VIRGINIA | CARRIE & BEVERLY'S NEW HUSBAND KIRBY | BEVERLY IVOR, VA | P E T E R S B U R G | OUR 2ND GRANDSON COREY EUGENE AKA C.J. WAS BORN 8-13-98 | DRE VISITS WITH HIS MOM TANYA

54: PAUL & IDA'S HOUSE | EARNEST SHOWING DRE & ANTWAN HIS SPECIAL DANCE | WE SPENT THE WEEKEND VISITING BOBBY DUMFRIES VIRGINIA | "WISHING WELL" POTOMAC MILLS MALL WOODBRIDGE VA | RICHMOND VIRGINIA | 1 9 9 8 | SOUTHPARK MALL COLONIAL HEIGHTS VIRGINIA

55: WASHINGTON DETROIT FRANKFURT | D.C. MICHIGAN GERMANY | WE CAUGHT A GREYHOUD BUS FROM RICHMOND, VA TO WASHINGTON, D.C. | WASHINGTON D. C. DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | THAT PIZZA IS BIGGER THAN DRE | LAY OVER IN DETROIT METRO AIRPORT WHERE WE CONNECTED FOR OUR LONG FLIGHT BACK TO GERMANY | 1 9 9 8 | THE PLANE! THE PLANE!

56: DRE IS SHARING HIS "EXPLORER" WITH CAM AND DARREN | DRE IS DARTH VADER AT HOME ANSBACH GERMANY | GILDA PEACHES & SYLONDIA ARE ON A GERMAN BUS HEADED TO | CHRISTMAS MARKET & VOLKSFEST ROTHENBURG GERMANY | DRE & TIFFANY HAMPTON | 1998 | CZECHOSLOVAKIA | F R I E N D S

57: EARNEST FLEW BACK TO ROANOKE VIRGINIA IN NOVEMBER '98 TO VISIT HIS SISTER PAULA WHO WAS ILL IN THE HOSPITAL-SADLY SHE PASSED AWAY THANKSGIVING EVE WHILE HE WAS HOME | PAULA'S DAUGHTERS ANDEREA & LATASHIA WITH THEIR DAD AND PAULA'S EX-HUSBAND TOMMY | ANSBACH GERMANY | DeANDRE 1998 | PAULA M. DANIELS 1959-1998 | N O E L

58: OBEREICHENBACH #73 | ANSBACH GERMANY | SNOWY DECEMBER | GERMAN HOUSING | 1 9 9 8

59: IS IT REALLY SANTA? | MISS JANE'S HUSBAND MARK IS PRETENDING TO BE SANTA | ONLY OUR XMAM TREE IS LEFT. OUR HOUSE WAS PACKED UP FOR OUR RETURN TO GEORGIA IN 1999 | 1 9 9 8

60: DRE'S 4TH B-DAY | GILDA'S SISTER MARGARET | EARNEST RETURNED HOME FROM GERMANY IN JUNE 99 | MASTER SERGEANT OFFICIALLY RETIRED ON 1 OCTOBER 99 AFTER 24 YEARS | WE MOVED INTO OUR NEW HOME JANUARY 1999 | C.J. & PAPA RICHMOND, VA | GILDA'S FAMILY REUNION WEST PETERSBURG VIRGINIA | 1 9 9 9 | 4700 PERRY MILL CIRCLE | GROVETOWN | I V O R V A | BERNICE MURRAY STEELMAN and RYLAND JONES JR AUGUST 7, 1999 BECKLEY, WV

61: CHRISTMAS DAY | EARNEST'S BROTHER RYLAND VISITED WITH HIS NEW WIFE BERNICE | GEORGIA | OUR NEPHEW TONY SPENT THE SUMMER WITH US | MISS JANE'S HUSBAND MARK WITH DRE | BEAUTIFUL MISS JANE VISITS WITH HER NEW DAUGHTER VICTORIA | 1 9 9 9

62: WE CELEBRATED DRE'S 5TH B-DAY AT HIS DAYCARE LAPETITE ACADEMY | WE'RE AT THE GEORGIA STATE FAIR WITH BOBBY & DRE | 4TH OF JULY CRAB FEAST WITH KIRBY & BEVERLY | GILDA'S BIG SIS GWEN CAME FOR A VISIT | DRE'S 1ST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN | IVOR VIRGINIA | CJ & GRANDMA | 2000 | GROVETOWN GEORGIA | EARNEST'S AUNT KITTY BROTHER JOHNNY COUSIN MARIE VISITED | MRS WILLIAM NEWMAN

63: CHRISTMAS EVE | HONORING THE RETIREE 24 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE IN ONE SHADOW BOX | HEADED OUT TO SEE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS | UNWRAPPING NEW PJs A CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITION | 2000 | CHRISTMAS DAY | MILITARY | GIFT FROM UNCLE BOBBY

64: EARNEST WITH HIS NIECE DENAKIA | EARNEST'S FAMILY HOMECOMING DILLWYN VIRGINIA | BLUES CLUES PARTY FOR CJ'S 3RD B-DAY | VISIT FROM THE BROOKS FAMILY | DRE IS 6 | THANKSGIVING | HALLOWEEN | GROVETOWN GEORGIA | HAPPY BIRTHDAY | 2 0 0 1

65: 2001 | C H R I S T M A S

66: YES, IT ACTUALLY SNOWED IN GEORGIA! | GROVETOWN GEORGIA | J A N U A R Y | HEADED OUT TO SEE A PLAY WITH MY GIRLS/CO-WORKERSRACHEL, DARLENE AND BONNIE AND DARLENE'S SISTERS BERNICE & REDALE | GILDA AT WORK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD | 2 0 0 3 | BERNICE'S HOUSE | GILDA OPENED "HUGS ARE ON THE HOUSE" DAYCARE 3 AUG 2003 | FIRST 3 KIDS | BELL AUDITORIUM | 2002 | K Y R A | C H R I S | G R A C E | CHRISTMAS | 2 0 0 4

67: OUR GRANDDAUGHTER SHAKYIA a.k.a. SKY WAS BORN 9 SEPTEMBER 2005 | SKY'S 1ST CHRISTMAS DOLL | PAUL & IDA ARE GUESTS FOR CHRISTMAS | THE BROOKS HOME IVOR VIRGINIA | OUR GRANDDAUGHTER ISIS-VICTORIA WAS BORN 5 MAY 2005 | ISIS HAS POOH FROM AUNTIE | PATRICIA & BOBBY | CHRISTMAS EVE | THE PROCTORS | 2005 | EARNEST'S DEARLY LOVED AUNT KITTY | SAY THAT AGAIN SIS | OUR GOD DAUGHTER CARRIE PURDIE GRADUATES FROM SOUTHAMPTON HIGH COURTLAND VIRGINA

68: ALSTON FAMILY REUNION EMBASSY SUITES PERIMETER ATLANTA GEORGIA | OUR FAMILY'S MATRIARCHS | AUNT ESTHER | AUNT RUTH | A U N T | OUR HOST JAMES ARRINGTON | S U S I E | 2 0 0 5 | SPEAKERS/SINGERS | JAMES

69: EMBASSY SUITES BUENA VISTA FLORIDA | ABOUT TO BOARD THE SHUTTLEBUS TO THE | MAGIC KINGDOM | CINDERELLA'S CASTLE | MAD TEA PARTY RIDE | THE CRYSTAL PALACE A BUFFET WITH CHARACTER | 2006

70: BUZZ LIGHTYEAR'S SPIN RANGER | FUNNY CARICATURE OF US | FLORIDA | 2 0 0 6 | DISNEY WORLD

71: THE GARDEN GRILL-FUN CHARACTER RESTAURANT THAT REVOLVES | THE WORLD SHOWCASE | EPCOT | MEXICO | CHINA | GERMANY | ITALY | MGM STUDIOS | SCI-FI DINER TABLES MADE LIKE 50'S CARS | DOWNTOWN DISNEY | L A S T | D A Y

72: I'LL TAKE HIM GILDA | EARNEST & GILDA'S COUSIN FEFE | GILDA'S COUSIN DELORIS & THIS YEAR'S HOST OF THE ALSTON FAMILY REUNION | VIRGINIA BEACH VA | GOOD SEATS FOR THE VOLLEYBALL GAME | 2006 | GILDA'S LITTLE TWIN COUSINS RASHAUN & RASHEED

73: CHRISTMASTIME 2006 | WE ARE IN THE HOPEWELL VA ECONO- LODGE AFTER WE PICKED UP C.J. FOR XMAS IN GA | BAD PAPA | CJ PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCH ON PAPA'S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE | OH PAPA

74: RALEIGH MARRIOTT CRABTREE VALLEY | GILDA'S DEBONAIR COUSIN JOHN WITH DRE | A U N T I E | ALSTON FAMILY REUNION | COREY and SKY | NC STATE UNIVERSITY CLUB | AUNT RUTH & BERNETTA | HOSTS

75: RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA | FAMILY | 2007

76: LEAVING OUR HOTEL FOR THE PORT OF MIAMI CRUISE TERMINAL | RELAXING IN THE MIAMI HYATT REGENCY | WE ARE IN BEAUTIFUL MIAMI FLORIDA FOR OUR FIRST CARIBBEAN CRUISE | BOARDING MAJESTY OF THE SEAS | SAIL AWAY PARTY DANCING TO THE ELECTRIC SLIDE | THIS IS MY MAN DRINK BUDLIGHT & COGNAC | EARNEST HOLDING GILDA'S GIRLIE DRINK | 2 0 0 7

77: GILDA WITH OUR "PIRATE" TOUR GUIDE | EARNEST IN HIS FAVORITE PLACE THE CASINO ROYALE | EARNEST ENTERING OUR STATEROOM 3551 | PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS TOOK PHOTOS AS WE EXITED OUR SHIP IN NASSAU BAHAMAS | PRINCE GEORGE WHARF | NASSAU BAHAMAS | 2007 | D O C K E D | CARIBBEAN | SLOTS

78: TOUR OF NASSAU BAHAMAS | THE QUEEN'S STAIRCASE 66 STEPS HAND CARVED FROM ROCK BY ENSLAVED AFRICANS | FORT FINCASTLE | FORT CHARLOTTE | FLYING WINGED HORSES OF PEGASUS FOUNTAIN | PIRATES OF NASSAU MUSEUM | THE THRONE OF POSEIDON | THE ATLANTIS RESORT MARINA | THE LOST WORLD AQUARIUM

79: EARNEST IN THE CASINO ROYALE AGAIN! | RELAXING ON THE POOL DECK | TOURING OUR SHIP DECK 8 | LATE DINNER | YES, I'M A LITTLE TIPSY | DRINKS IN THE SCHOONER BAR | DOCKED IN COCOCAY BAHAMAS | LUNCH IN THE WINDJAMMER CAFE

80: FORMAL NIGHT IN THE MOONLIGHT DINING ROOM | WE FOUND THIS CUTE LITTLE TOWEL ANIMAL IN OUR STATEROOM WHEN WE RETURNED FROM DINNER

81: VIEW OF KEY WEST FROM OUR SHIP DECK 12 | THE CONCH TRAINS IN MALLORY SQUARE | KEY WEST FLORIDA OUR LAST PORT OF CALL | SOUTHERNMOST POINT IN THE CONTINENTAL US ONLY 90 MILES FROM CUBA | DOCKED AT MALLORY WHARF | HARD ROCK CAFE DUVAL STREET | 2 0 0 7

82: PRINCESS SKY IS 2 | PRINCESS ISIS, SKY'S BIG SISTER IS GETTING THE FIRST TASTE OF CAKE LOL! | CAKE & GIFTS FOR THE PRINCESS | HAY RIDE AT LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH | CHRISTMAS EVE EVE | 2007 | S K Y | GROVETOWN, GA

83: WAITING FOR THE GUEST OF HONOR TO ARRIVE | SURPRISE BABY SHOWER FOR DARLENE | GIFTS FOR THE BABY GIRL | FUN and GAMES | 2008 | LET'S EAT CAKE | CORETTA ASHLEY IDA RUBY RENITA GILDA TEGRA

84: CLAUDETTE PREPARED FOR MUSTER DRILL (SAFETY) | GILDA & HER SISTER CLAUDETTE ON A GIRLS ONLY CRUISE | DOCKED IN NASSAU BAHAMAS | WE ARE RELAXNG IN THE PORT OF MIAMI HOLIDAY INN | THE QUEENS STAIRCASE | GILDA ON THE POOL DECK | MIDNIGHT BUFFET AND POOL PARTY | FORT FINCASTLE | B A H A M A M A M A S | FLIGHT 4573 RICHMOND TO MIAMI

85: FORMAL NIGHT PORTRAIT | 2 0 0 8 | WE ARE TOURING THE ATLANTIS RESORT HOTEL | THE FLYING WINGED HORSES OF PEGASUS FOUNTAIN | THE ATLANTIS MARINA | ROYAL TOWERS LOBBY | THRONE OF POSEIDON | DOCKED MALLORY PIER KEY WEST FLORIDA | PICTURE (w) LOUIS OUR FAVORITE WAITER | THE CHORUS LINE THEATER HAVING DRINKS & WAITING FOR THE FAREWELL SHOW TO START | TOUR OF THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOUSE & GARDENS

86: WALT DISNEY WORLD ORLANDO FLORIDA | MGM STUDIOS | HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

87: M G M | S T U D I O S | M A G I C K I N G D O M | PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN | MAIN STREET, USA | MAGIC CARPET OF ALADDIN | MINNIE MOUSE'S PUMPKIN PATCH | 2 0 0 8

88: EPCOT WORLD SHOWCASE | KINGDOM OF MOROCCO | I T A L Y | FRANCE | J A P A N | U S A

89: ALL ARE MADE FROM LEGOS | DOWNTOWN DISNEY | EMBASSY SUITES BUENA VISTA | 2008 | CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY | TOO COOL

90: ALSTON FAMILY REUNION PETERSBURG VIRGINIA | FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY | GILDA WITH HER HANDSOME COUSIN AARON | I'M RIGHT HERE UNCLE EARNEST | WE HUG IN THIS FAMILY | GILDA & HER COUSIN PENNY | GILDA & HER COUSIN KEITH | THE TWO KENS | WE ARE | I (GILDA) HAVE ALL MY SISTERS WITH ME GWEN MARGARET & CLAUDETTE | SATURDAY'S PICNIC | TANYA & TRINA | 2008 | f u n | l a u g h | DARLENE & CLAUDETTE | NYA & ISIS | dance | ANTHONY BUBBA EARNEST | YOLANDA & DARLENE | CHARLES & CAMERON

91: A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING VISIT FROM EARNEST'S NIECE LATASHIA AND HER HUSBAND BERNARD | 2008 | GRANDMA'S THANKSGIVING HELPERS | I S I S | D R E | THE SORRY GAME IS ON BETWEEN DRE AND PATRICIA (BOBBY'S GIRLFRIEND AND ISIS" MOM) | B O B B Y | GROVETOWN GEORGIA

92: WE ARE IN VIRGINIA TO PICK UP OUR GRANDSON C.J. FOR CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA. WE VISITED OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS TOO | PETERSBURG | BEST WESTERN HOPEWELL INN | COLONIAL HEIGHTS | RICHMOND | ISIS & MARKITA | GILDA WITH DRE AND ISIS HER GREAT NIECE MARKITA & NEPHEWS TONY JR & MAREO | C.J. & FAMILY | TANYA & MOM (GILDA) | OUR DAUGHTER TANYA | D E C E M B E R | GILDA'S NIECE CANDICE | EARNEST & GILDA'S SISTER CLAUDETTE | OUR GRANDKIDS CJ DRE & ISIS OUR GREAT NIECE TAJHE & GREAT NEPHEWS TORRI-YOUN, TYKII, TZION | 2008

93: OUR ELDEST SON COREY WITH HIS SON COREY JR (CJ) AND NIECE ISIS | WAVERLY VIRGINIA | EARNEST & GILDA WITH OUR NEWEST GRANDDAUGHTER ZURI D'ASIA-BORN 12-16-2008 | GIFTS FOR ZURI | GILDA'S COUSIN CHRISTIE ALWAYS GREETS EARNEST WITH MUCH LOVE | GILDA (W) SON COREY AND DAUGHTER IN-LAW YOLANDA | GILDA'S SPECIAL COUSIN FELECIA-WE GREW UP TOGETHER | GILDA WITH HER DEAR AUNT SUSIE WHO TOOK HER AND HER SISTERS INTO HER HOME WHEN WE NEEDED HER MOST | PETERSBURG | A TRUE LADY | 2008 | P A P A | G R A N D M A | BABY GIRL

94: WE STARTED A WEEK LONG VACATION IN EARNEST'S HOMETOWN OF ROANOKE VIRGINIA | HOME OF EARNEST'S COUSIN MARIE | EARNEST'S LITTLE GREAT GREAT NEPHEW NASIR | SILLY GIRL | WE'RE HANGING OUT IN MARIE'S BASEMENT APARTMENT | EARNEST'S GREAT NEPHEWS ANTWAN & ANTONIO | EARNEST SHARING A LAUGH WITH HIS NIECE ANDEREA & GREAT NIECE ANTEREA | 2009 | OUR GRANDSON KOBE-OSIRIS WAS BORN 11 JULY 2009 | THIS IS MY PAPA | M A R I E | THE "GODFATHER"

95: MARIE PLANNED A FUN DAY FOR US ON ROANOKE'S BEAUTIFUL MILL MOUNTAIN | BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AS WE HEAD UP MILL MOUNTAIN | THE ROANOKE STAR AN IMPRESSIVE 88.5 FT TALL | DINNER AT THE GOLDEN CORRAL WITH MARIE & EARNEST'S BROTHERS RYLAND & JOHNNY | BYE BYE MARIE | 2009 | FOLLOW THE LEADER | INTERESTING! | PAPA, THAT MONKEY HAS A BOO BOO NO BABY THOSE ARE (HEMORRHOIDS)

96: VISIT TO OUR GRANDDAUGHTER ZURI IN WAVERLY VA | SURPRISE VISIT TO THE BROOKS IVOR VA | ALSTON FAMILY REUNION CHELTENHAM MARYLAND | GILDA'S COUSINS & THIS YEAR'S HOSTS OF OUR | AARON & STEPHANIE | TONY & DARLENE | DAVID (CHOCOLATE HANDSOMENESS) & HIS LOVELY WIFE DOROTHY | EARNEST & GILDA'S COUSIN YOLANDA TRYING TO WIN A GAME | GILDA WITH HER COUSIN JOHN | GILDA'S COUSIN MIKE WALKED HER TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY LOVE YOU MIKE | MIKE | WE' RE DRESSED TO ATTEND THE PLAY "THE CLEAN UP WOMAN" | BELL AUDITORIUM | 2009 | FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY | THE HARLEM SHUFFLE | THE CRENSHAWS

97: WE ATTENDED THE VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF GILDA'S DEAR AUNT SUSIE | FLAGSHIP INN BANQUET HALL PETERSBURG, VA | 5 | DEC | 2009 | TOO PRECIOUS | LOVE FROM DAUGHTER FELECIA | B I B L E C A K E | P S A L M S 2 7 | GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER SHI YAUNA | EARNEST WITH SUSIE'S SON & GILDA'S COUSIN BUBBA

98: GILDA'S COUSIN KEITH AND HIS MOM'S SURPRISE GUEST FROM CALIFORNIA | LOOKING GOOD | 2009 | EARNEST ALWAYS GETS MUCH LOVE FROM GILDA'S COUSIN CHRISTIE | EARNEST ABOUT TO START HIS USUAL TEASING OF GILDA'S COUSIN YOLANDA | PETERSBURG VIRGINIA | OUR NIECE LAKITA & HER HUSBAND ISAIAH

99: Time to Celebrate! | GILDA'S COUSINS SUSIE'S CHILDREN & GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER HOSTS/HOSTESSES OF A FUN PARTY | GILDA'S DEAR AUNT ESTHER SUSIE'S ONLY LIVING SIBLING | FELECIA RICHARD EMMANUEL KEITH KENNY KENA | WE LOVE YOU! | DANCE DANCE DANCE! | 2 0 0 9 | AUNT SUSIE SAVED THE 1st DANCE FOR HER GRANDSON | TRAVIS DJ"BLACKHO TALLEY | SUSIE WITH HER BELOVED NEPHEW JAMES b.k.a. EGGY

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  • Title: EARNEST & GILDA 20 YEARS TOGETHER (Copy)
  • Celebrates through pictures our life over the past 20 yrs
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  • Published: almost 4 years ago