Kade enjoying a sunset from the pier in Panama City, Florida. Lots of blog content to come!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sam Richard Vann, Jr. (Uncle Sam)

Uncle Sam is the second oldest of 9 brothers and sisters.
He served five years in the Army Combat Engineer Corps. 1941-1946
Since 1993, he's baked 3,784 poundcakes.
He's now 92 years old.

UPDATE:  On July 27, 2011, Uncle Sam died.



Beth Saba said...

What is Uncle Sam wearing in that top photo? I remember the picture and always thought it had a movie-star quality, but the outfit was a puzzle then and is now.

Major Allen Espy said...

not sure. hadn't looked at it that closely. it looks like a cape of some kind - something from Count Dracula. Or, as you say, it could be a Hollywood garb...almost something that Valentino or Liberace would wear. interesting!

Major Allen Espy said...

I do recall a few times that Mother would share that Uncle Sam had brought a cake by or had called to say 'hello.' She thought a lot of him and he remained very nice to her even after Mother and Dad divorced. He was also good about staying in touch with my grandmother, Dot Grace.