Patricia Cruzan spent the early years in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. Later, her parents moved to various cities in Georgia. She spent most of her childhood in Macon, Georgia. In this black and white picture, she spends time with her older sister, Jeanette. Patricia is on the left in the image.
After Patricia graduated from Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia, she taught school in Columbus, Georgia. During Patricia's first year of teaching, she visited Washington, D.C. in March of 1968. The picture shows Patricia standing outside one of the buildings in the capital city.
On November 4, 1977, Patricia married Charles Cruzan. At the time, Patricia was teaching school in Fulton County. The county covers the metro area of Atlanta, Georgia. Most of her teaching years were spent in Fulton, but she also taught in Louisiana and Texas.
On March 8, 1979, Patricia and her husband welcomed the arrival of Christopher. He celebrated his first Christmas by pulling the wooden dog around in the picture.
Patricia and her son, Christopher, posed for the camera, as Charles snapped the Easter picture. In 1981, the master bedroom window served as a backdrop for the photograph. The picture was made in the family's former home in Fayetteville, Georgia.
The later addition to our family of Cliff, a golden retriever, added much to our family time together. Christopher enjoyed playing with Cliff in the den of our previous home.
As my son grew, he became a fan of the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. In this picture, Christopher showed everyone some of his Christmas presents.
After my husband and I moved, we took a picture in the kitchen area of our new home. We wore some of the vintage styles of that era.
Even though my husband and I have enjoyed traveling throughout the United States in previous years, we took a family vacation to Paris, France, and to London, England one year. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the French Opera House.
Besides visiting Paris, France, the family strolled through the streets around London, checking out ancient landmarks. The castles and museums were quite picturesque.
My husband and I went to a poetry convention in Washington, D.C. While I was there, I attended many poetry classes. During the 1990s, I read twice at the poetry conventions.
While Patricia and Charles were in Washington, they also found time to check out some of the interesting buildings in the capital city of the United States. They went to the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument.
Through the years, when Patricia didn't work, she enjoyed singing, reading, and writing. She also enjoyed petting her dogs, George, Cliff, and Brit. As Brit grew, Patricia enjoyed watching television with her pet.
Patricia enjoyed watching the wildlife on her property when not playing with her dog.