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Guitar Playing Heritage – Part II

Copyright © 2015 by Larry G. Overton   A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about (along with pictures of) the guitars my Granddad and Dad had back in their early days. I also stated that I am on a quest to see if I can find out more about these guitars. Well, I haven’t been able to nail down just exactly what brand(s) of guitars these were, or exactly when they were purchased, but with some help I…

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Guitar Playing Heritage

For me, playing guitar has always been a family thing. Both my father and grandfather before me played guitar. I’ve known this for a long time, but I wasn’t familiar with the instruments they played when they were young. Going through some old photographs recently, I found two pictures of them playing guitars I’d never seen before. The first picture is of my grandfather, Richard McKinley Roosevelt Overton (how’s that for a name?!?), posed with his brother Jesse. Great uncle…

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Granddad's Bible

Granddad’s Bible

Copyright © 2002, 2008, 2015 by Larry G. Overton The Bible I am holding in my hands in this picture (which is also the banner picture for the “My Faith” section of my website) has a great deal of significance for me. This significance is due in part to the type and age of this particular Bible. However, its significance to me is mainly personal and sentimental. This Bible is an early edition of a study Bible published by the…

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