BC: I am Zachary Lee Hargus and I am proud to be who I am and not ashamed of where I came from. I will make no excuses and will get where I am going. | Mom & Dad I love you very much! Thank you for everything.
FC: Zachary Lee Hargus | 1992
1: I was Born as Zachary Lee Hill on June 26, 1992. In chickasha, OK at 12:18am. I weighed 18lbs 9oz & was 221/2 inches long. In march of 1993 I legally became Zachary Lee Hargus. pregnant with me my mom had a car wreck and was told i wasn't there ..... they were wrong. my mom went through 13 weeks of surgeries and rehab to find out i was with her the whole time. god's hands protected me to be here today.
2: My cousin David was helping me put pa pa's boots on. I still can't fill his shoes and my feet are bigger. I Love you Pa Pa Hoppy. | I think I wanted to be a rap star. My Pa Pa Hoppy was a pig farmer. I thought one day I would be able to fill his shoes. | The game was on
3: I don't remember these times in my life but I asked my family to tell me what they remember about them. Mom - loved my first birthday. My dad loved my 2nd birthday. My uncle James remembers my first Christmas because I wouldn't let anyone hold me but him. My Granny loved it when I would put my hat on backwards and dance. Then they all told me how I would crawl in boxes and hide.
4: Before I was here, There were many before me... so many it will take FOREVER!!! | My Family - Mom's side Back row:(left to right) Uncle Brett Morris, Uncle Steven Hill, Me Maw Carolynn Hill, Pa Pa Tony Hill, Aunt Teri Hill 2nd row: Aunt Saundra Morris, Cousin Cami Morris, My mom Roni Hill, Aunt Toni Hill, 3rd Row: Cousin Brian Morris, Cousin Alicia Morris, Uncle James Hill Picture taken October 1989 | You will see throughout my book how much each one of these people have helped make me who I am.
5: My Family - Dad's Side My Dad Kevin Hargus, My Granny Roberta Hargus, My Pa Pa Arthur Hargus but known as Hoppy
6: This page belongs to my NANNY!!! Kelly Braisher Who I hope is proud of the man I have become & will be! You are always in my heart. You helped shape the very first years of my life. I think I am lucky that these are things I remember being in the van when she was coaching and I would ride behind her sitting with the girls. She would sometimes go on trips and I couldn't go. I would sit in her suitcase and cry. I went to church with you and prayed with you and would talk funny for me. I love you. I will see you again one day and when I do I am telling on mom!
7: My family is large but we all are close. I hate that we don't live closer so we could see each other more. I don't remember them holding me but I know they have always been here. | Cami Morris my 1st cousin | Zachary Lee 3 days old | Alicia Morris Lee my 1st cousin
8: This page belongs to my NANNY!!! Kelly Braisher Who I hope is proud of the man I have become & will be! You are always in my heart. You helped shape the very first years of my life. I think I am lucky that these are things I remember being in the van when she was coaching and I would ride behind her sitting with the girls. She would sometimes go on trips and I couldn't go. I would sit in her suitcase and cry. I went to church with you and prayed with you and would talk funny for me. I love you. I will see you again one day and when I do I am telling on mom!
9: My family is large but we all are close. I hate that we don't live closer so we could see each other more. I don't remember them holding me but I know they have always been here. | Cami Morris my 1st cousin | Zachary Lee 3 days old | Alicia Morris Lee my 1st cousin
10: My mom & dad divorced when I was very little. My Dad married Dana Hunt and now I have Jacee, Allen, & George | We take family vacations together and have family time every time I am there. Dana cooks meals that I gripe about because they are healthy. She tries very hard to do a lot for me. | My brothers and sisters are special to me. George my older brother tries to give me advice but I don't listen. "Now Zach", is what he says a lot.
11: They are crazy! Maegan lives in California and is a dancer. Randi goes to OU, and Hanna annoys me at home. | My mom married Greg Nicholson, which is how I came to live in Choctaw. He has been a nice step dad. We have had out fights but when it is all finished we both blame it on mom. When mom married Greg I got 2 new sisters. Maegan & Randi. Then came Hanna.... oh boy! I mess and kid around but I love my sisters very much!
15: Latta Jr/Sr Prom I got to dance with my mom and Lenzi danced with her dad. Mom & Tony got together and play a joke on me and Lenzi. After dancing for a little bit they switched & Tony & I were dancing while Mom and Lenzi danced. It was a lot of fun.
16: This page was reserved for my Uncle Dwayne Aunt Angie, Devin, Bailee, & Colbie. Angie & Dwayne have been there every time I need something no matter how small or big. They let me live with them and be a part of everything they did. | My Cousins: Bailee, Devin, & Colbie. They may be my family but Devin is my best friend. I may be older but I really look up to him and respect him. I really want to be a good example for him to follow.
18: Ma Ma Peggy | Me Me Paula & Pa Pa Charley with the grand kids | Dad & Dana | Hargus Family
19: My baby sister Hanna was so little | I taught her to walk | Computer Games | Not to be scared of shadows, I will always be here to take care of her. Thats what big brothers do.
20: My Pa Pa Nicholson passed away and he would ask me about school and baseball all the time. | My Uncle Richard & Aunt Betty | This is Michelle Smith with my sisters. This is one of my mom's closest friends. Who just happens to be my step dad's X wife.. Crazy but true. We have family get -together's and spend time together so no one misses out on holidays and fun stuff
21: My Pa Pa Tony who lives in Texas! I think I got my baseball talent from him. Mom says he was the best. | My Aunt Toni & Saundra then Alicia & Cami my cousins. They are so funny when they are all together. | My Pa Pa Hoppy who I am VERY Close to, my dad, and me in the 1st grade at Westfall | My Aunt Nanci and cousin Shelbi. I am Nanci's favorite nephew.. & Shelbi's favorite cuz
22: You know that crazy aunt - everyone has.. this is mine. Teri & Paul. We have so much fun playing games and hanging out. I like giving Reece crap about taking her room..
23: Crazy Sisters!! They are all just alike. They all talk and talk and dress in whatever funky outfits they want.
24: Kindergarten at Choctaw Elementary | Some Musical I can't Remember | My life changed as of this day... Hanna's first day of school. | Game Day!!!
25: Reece | Braces | Brian & Me | Uncle Mike | Uncle James & Lucas
26: When I was pretending to drive my mom was there. Watching my every move. | When I went to enroll in college and take my prep test my mom was there giving me the support I needed to make it to the next stage in my life. | When I drove for the first time my mom was right there. Calm as could be. She had so much faith in me.
27: Friends and family from the past to the present. I have been very lucky
28: My Pa Pa Hoppy has told me stories about Hop along Cassidy since I was very little. I played cowboys and Indians and now I get to go hunting with him. | When I left Choctaw to move to Latta I spent time praying it would be the right thing. I wasn't happy there. I loved being closer to my dad but I missed my friends and life at Choctaw. I played sports and it wasn't the same. I met Lenzi and I knew why God wanted me there.
30: Aunt Nanci | Aunt Toni, Uncle Steve, Logan, & Lucas. My OSU family. | Mom & Crazy Aunt Dereth | Cami Saundra Alicia | Ava my 2nd cousin | Teri & Madi
31: Jordyn my 2nd cuz Brian my 1st cuz holding Ava my 2nd cousin. | Jordyn & Cami | Uncle Mike and my cuz Derik | My cousin Madison & Alicia | I'm trying to show Pa Pa Tony and Uncle Cameron how to hold Hanna | Toni, Saundra, Alicia & Cami
32: My first puppy was named scooter. We live at Hillsdale College and he was the best. When we moved we couldn't take him with us so a student took him home with her. After we moved we got Sara. Sara died right before Christmas 2010 she was the best dog ever. I miss her very much.
33: We also have Maggie, Harley, and Rocky. Rocky stays at my dads because he ate all my moms lawn furnitre. And ....... I really love my dogs. They sometimes are the best friend you could ask for.
34: My baby sister who is very pretty is also a brat! But as you can see we always make up. | I Love these photo ops.. NOT!!
35: Easter not sure when | OU vs OSU!! Always a fun time around our house. No matter who wins. Hanna rides the fence... | Hanna wearing my hat. | Mom before the game just knew OU would win
36: My FIRST Love!!
37: My baby Lenzi Cupps My Best Friend
38: WoW I'm almost done!
39: Taylor Wilson is the daughter of my moms best friend from high school. We were born just a few days apart. We lost touch in 1996 and picked up 13 years later like nothing changed. She still tries to beat me up and take my toys.
40: My Friends from Latta | I really liked going to school here | If I wouldn't have come here I wouldn't have met Lenzi
41: Spence would come watch me play ball and cheer for me. You would have thought I was a college or NBA player to him. | My best friend from Latta Reed, I look up to him just the same. I am glad that he and I became friends.
42: I Love this Game!!!
43: Always Playing Something | Lifetime Friends
44: This has been the most difficult time in my life. My love for baseball & my parents pulled me in so many directions. The choices I made have kept me on the bench.
45: Growing up watching my cousin play baseball & being coached by Keith Crutchfield is the reason I love baseball. I respect these 2 men more than they will ever know. | Thank You!!
48: I am not scared to wear my marvel comic pj pants anywhere. I am not scared of my mom kissing me in public either.
49: I was taught very young responsibility. I have tried to always help my mom and dad with chores. | This is me in a book. I know where I came from and I think I know what I want to do. I love baseball and want to go to college and play. I also would like to be a highway patrol someday. My mom said a goal is a stepping stone to the next level. Once you reach your goal you go on to the next level.