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Patrick's Senior Photo.

Ok, here's a picture of a picture of Patrick's senior photo. No, we didn't go with those super-expensive "photographer poses you in the leaves/near a city building with hardly any clothes on and a weird look on your face" kinds of pictures I've seen advertized. Sorry to disappoint you. For fun, I've included a little picture of Percy Albert, Patrick's great-great grandfather, taken around 1890. Despite (or maybe because of) having a strange name like Percy, he grew up to be one of those types you don't want to mess with. But when I saw Patrick's picture, I told him he looks *just like* his grandfather at that age. He disagreed with me until he saw this picture. The similarities, Patrick says, are "creepy." Yep.


  1. Wow Patrick looks SO GROWN UP in his photo!!!!!
    He's a good looking young man.

  2. What a Handsome young man you have there. In my senior pic we didn't go for the expensive pose either, we went for the same one that goes in the yearbook and could only afford to get like 5 wallets of it. Darn those things are expensive!

  3. Oh. My. Gosh! The resemblance is just too freaky!!!! How did you do that?!?! lol :P

  4. Very handsome! He does look like Grandpa--oh my goodness. Wow-Mom--your first one all grown up. :-)

  5. Good picture...He likes the long hair like my Ben. Makes him appear highly intellectual. (Didn't they used to call intellectuals "longhairs"? My brains kinda foggy today...)

  6. So kids with strange names grow up to be tough, eh? I've got a houseful of hoodlums! LOL! Should've stuck with John and Jane. I guess it's too late!

    Oh, wait.....I have a strange name! That must be why you do NOT want to mess with least on the internet.

  7. John and Jane don't work with "Gombojav." You just NEED a more outlandish name for it to work. Emperor's real name is kinda weird, too. :)


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