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.
Love how their names keep their family history alive. Smart man to know when to make a major change in his work. :)
Another great portrait, Jack! He looks like a nice man.
You will have to visit the barn in two years time wheh they celebrate 50 years!
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?
Jotham IV looks like a lovely man Jack and wise to realise enough is enough, life's too short!!
Hoorah for people brave enough to take risks. Naming all of those people "Jotham" also is a risk of a different kind!
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!!
I love stories like this Jack. And what a wonderful portrait. The light is perfect.
Wonderful portrait. I love Kristin's shortcut, four, five and six.
Fine portrait, great guy and what a dynasty!
He probably has no pension but his life has been a happy one!
Excellent portrait and so much better than Jr. and Sr.!
I love your portraits. So natural looking.
Good on Jotham ... he looks like a happy and contented guy. This is a great natural portrait Jack ... Bravo!
Super portrait again Jack, lovely soft lighting. And what a gentleman/gentle man Jotham looks to be.
Truly a great portrait with a great expression on his face.
Excellent portrait and I agree about the expression.
Wonderful portrait, beautiful light, great story.
4, 5 and 6 - I love it. Wonderful portrait, Jack.
I liked the 4-5-6 too:)
Also some nice paintings/photos at the back.
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