Bobby Gene Pennington was a young teenager when he toured and performed with the Circle H Cowboys. Still in high school at the time, Bobby Gene would get up early in the morning, drive from Smithville to Tupelo, perform with the band on its radio show on WELO, then drive to school, arriving a bit late but with the school's full knowledge and permission. He is standing third from the right in the photograph.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPAW!!
It's Bobby Gene Pennington's birthday! Or you can call him Papaw- like i do.
I hope you've had an amazing day and I wish I could be there celebrating your life, your light, and your love that you give so freely. Thanks for giving me the love of photography and your deep brown eyes. And how I tan more than burn - I know you gave that to me as well. Thanks! Thank you for always being a source of encouragement and positivity.
The next few months are going to be difficult, going through chemo again - I'll be praying for you. I love you so much!