Prune picker

This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.

Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. I always have a job to do.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

John Howard Payne Ireton

John Howard Payne Ireton is the father of my bride, Jackie. He was known as Payne. He is the son of David Rufus and Minnie Ann Ireton. He was an oil well driller/pusher who learned his trade in the oil fields of Oklahoma and Taft, California. He spent many years over seas as a drilling superintendent. He worked in India and Saudi Arabia. The picture below was taken in Oildale, California probably in 1952.


It is a nice picture of Payne, Jackie, Chris, and Nancy. I like the picture. Nancy and Chris are sure good looking children. The group looks like friendly Choctaws.

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