Teah Simmons Sloan
Father: Joseph Fenton Simmons Jr. (pictured with Teah)
My daddy passed away on his wedding anniversary, in 1977, just before I turned 21 years old. This is my favorite picture of him. He loved his life, his family, and Christmas. We moved several times as I was growing up, and, when looking for a home each time, while my mother was measuring to make sure there was room for our huge refrigerator, Daddy would be deciding the best place for the Christmas tree. When my birthday falls on a Sunday, it is also Father's Day. I love that!