night Paul got to
This photo is of Paul and Clark Self.
was just beside
himself on how much
This photo is of Stanley Clark Self Sr.
While visiting and exchanging family stories we also talked about the Self family cattle /
horse brand. How the brand changed through the families generations.
This is Thomas Sloan Self brand. Now when he has children they remove or add to this symbol for their family brand.
This is the symbol William Ollien Self used for a while because of his many brothers. When none of the other brothers stayed in the area to raise any cattle or horses he took the “S” out.
Since William Ollien and his youngest son Jacky Gene Self farmed and raised animals together his youngest kept the same symbol as his father did after the “S” was taken out. Jacky’s only son Jack David Self Sr. is carrying on this brand for his family and then his son’s will add or take away for their brand.
While down Jack spoke of how he had
always wanted a tattoo of his family brand and Paul said well “Let’s go
branded”. We drove to
July 6th, 2007
Jack & Paul, Paloma the tattooist & JoLynn, Yep that is me I got one too.
it was just about
time for Paul to leave but he wanted to leave a dear friend of his with
Paul was such a wonderful house guest and he is more than welcome to come and stay with us any time. Let me tell you he cooks a wonderful steak dinner. I would like to give him a very special thanks for letting us give him the Self family tour and for him putting up with our big family of seven.