Created 1-Sep-12
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My stepdad, Adolph Hoffman, is certainly a Dad to me! And here are some photos of that wonderful father, from over the years.
And to show his appreciation to his son-in-law, Adolph gave him a very scary Christmas tree topper -- which Larry thought he was getting as a birthday gift.  You can see the look on Larry's face:  whaAdolph and Amma, on Easter Day, 1984 with Craigie and Chas.  (Easter 1984)© Carolyn S. Murray 1984Adolph was always a city boy, but didn't hesitate to take his precious wife "back home" to Tennessee after his retirement.  Now he's just one of the good old boys!Here's a nice shot of Adolph, Amma anWhen it was time to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary, all the family gathered together -- along with lots of friends -- for a big celebration!  (June 1999)He may be retired -- but he hasn't stopped working!    In their spare time, Adolph and Mom do wordworking, which they sell to people visiting to Great Smoky Mountains.  (November 1999)Adolph feeding grandson Craigie a bottle.Cute Adolph and Craig story:  every day when his Popaw would get home from work, Craigie would be waiting to take his lunch bucket from him -- which he would tWhat a grandpa!  Who else would sit still while the kids dress you up in a silly hat and glasses -- and then pose for a picture?  (March 1981)Happy 60th Birthday!  (August 1991)Adolph holding MacCaila when she visited him at the ripe old age of 6 months!  (August 2001)Adolph loves feeding the birds AND lighthouses -- so when we saw this lighthouse birdfeeder at a craft show, we knew we had to get it for him!  (May 2005)One year, instead of going to visit them in Tennessee, we met Adolph and Mom in Williamsburg and spent a great week together with them there.Here's a shot of Adolph on the ferry "Williamsburg."  (MayWe go to visit every year -- sometimes in the spring and sometimes in the fall.  This time, Mom had come up with the wonderful idea of building an outhouse in their yard, and we were happy to help.  (Many weekends were spent at this trailer at Guilford Lake, so we of course had to have a picture of Adolph sitting by it!  (July 1985)But there's nothing these guys like better than sitting, relaxing and doing absolutely nothing ..... if their wives will let them get away with it!  (February 2006)Adolph in a studio portrait.Here's one of our earliest photos of Adolph as a young boy.And here, Adolph is the one on the right.Adolph is the little boy in the middle -- surrounded by all those lovely ladies!Here's another photo of Adolph as a young child.  It looks like it was taken at the same time as the prior one.

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