Grandpa Blackstone


A couple of fairly recent photographs that include my grandfather.  He specifically did not want an obituary, so I hope this webpage doesn't violate his wishes.  Raiford Andrew Blackstone Sr. (aka Blackie) grew up in Dante (pronounced DANT) West Virginia, married my grandmother Bette Mann, was a WWII vet, worked his way across the country for Railway Express (sorta the predecessor to FedEx), had four kids, and eight grandkids before dying at nearly 94 years old. 

We miss him and his stories.

Click here for part two of Summer 2007


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