Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jotham IV



Jotham IV used to work for a big company.  Forty-eight years ago he came back from a long trip and told his wife that he wasn't taking any more business trips.  They opened a gift and novelties shop in their barn in Woodstock, Connecticut and have operated it ever since. 

Their son Jotham V lives across the street in a homestead granted to an ancestor by the king.  Their grandson Jotham VI is a marine.  Jotham IV's wife Kristin calls them Four, Five and Six.

20 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Love how their names keep their family history alive. Smart man to know when to make a major change in his work. :)

Halcyon said...

Another great portrait, Jack! He looks like a nice man.

Stefan Jansson said...

You will have to visit the barn in two years time wheh they celebrate 50 years!

Lowell said...

I dunno, that's a lot of Jothams on IV's! :-)

Looks like a nice gentleman, though. Wonder if he's got a winter place in south Florida?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Jotham IV looks like a lovely man Jack and wise to realise enough is enough, life's too short!!

Kate said...

Hoorah for people brave enough to take risks. Naming all of those people "Jotham" also is a risk of a different kind!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Hooray for Jotham IV! That is using your wisdom for the best! Glad the other Jothams followed in his footsteps! Terrific "people" shot, Jack! Enjoy your day -- what's left of it!!

Virginia said...

I love stories like this Jack. And what a wonderful portrait. The light is perfect.
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Sharon said...

Wonderful portrait. I love Kristin's shortcut, four, five and six.

VP said...

Fine portrait, great guy and what a dynasty!

RedPat said...

He probably has no pension but his life has been a happy one!

cieldequimper said...

Excellent portrait and so much better than Jr. and Sr.!

LOLfromPasa said...

I love your portraits. So natural looking.

Dianne said...

Good on Jotham ... he looks like a happy and contented guy. This is a great natural portrait Jack ... Bravo!

jennyfreckles said...

Super portrait again Jack, lovely soft lighting. And what a gentleman/gentle man Jotham looks to be.

Michelle said...

Truly a great portrait with a great expression on his face.

Randy said...

Excellent portrait and I agree about the expression.

Bob Crowe said...

Wonderful portrait, beautiful light, great story.

Ali Crehan said...

4, 5 and 6 - I love it. Wonderful portrait, Jack.

Gunn said...

I liked the 4-5-6 too:)
Nice portrait.
Also some nice paintings/photos at the back.