Pictures Are Worth 1000 Words And Tell An Easy Story.

Having a fairly large family and experiencing, for the most part, growing up in the same city fosters that closeness I have always felt with my cousins. One particular cousin whom I have never met but who was always the topic of conversations and stories was Troy. I’m not sure why I never met Troy, except perhaps because I moved from Denver in 1970 when he was very young.

Troy was born the year after I graduated from high school so there is a good 20 years between our ages. Perhaps hearing about his growing years and the outstanding experiences he has had is what peaked my curiosity about this young man (remember he is young because there is 20 years difference in our ages.) Several years ago we connected on Facebook and I love the pictures of his family and his travels, and he still peaks my curiosity. Well, ok, I’m the nosy cousin!

Troy recently sent me pictures taken long ago of family members and I am pleased to share them with all my cousins. If you have pictures or memories you would like to share, send them to me and I will add them to this blog.


John Thomas Baber

John Thomas Baber, stepfather to Bernard Hancock

Leon Baber, Lulu Brace Hancock Baber, Bernard Hancock

Leon Baber, Lulu (Brace) (Hancock) Baber, Bernard Hancock


Lulu Baber, Bernard Hancock and John Baber

Lulu (Brace) (Hancock) Baber, Bernard Hancock, John Baber


Frances and Bernard Hancock

Mary Frances (Foreman) Hancock and Bernard Floyd Hancock


Hancock Girls abt 1942

Hancock girls, Charlotte, Charlene (twins); Pearl; Evelyn; Dorothy and Shirley


Dorothy, Shirley and Robert Hancock

Dorothy, Shirley and Robert Hancock


50th Wedding Anniversary Frances and Bernard Hancock

50th Wedding Anniversary for Bernard and Francis Hancock seated with Evelyn; standing is Dorothy, Shirley, Pearl, Charlotte, Charlene and Robert.


Wibur Foreman

And the odd picture tucked in with the Hancocks is Wilber Foreman, son of George Edwin Foreman the youngest brother of Robert “Syd” Sydney Foreman. This would be Frances Hancock’s cousin.


Colorado’s Governor’s Residence, The Boettcher Mansion, Denver – Lower Garden

This view from the upper garden looking south to the lower garden and Carriage House also takes in a grand view of Pikes Peak. The pergola on the left duplicates the design on the original windows of the mansion shown below. The carriage house had not been used for years and is now used for receptions and luncheons saving the interior of the mansion from wear and tear. The lower garden hosted the wedding of one of former Governor Roy Romer’s daughters.

Colorado’s Governor’s Residence, The Boettcher Mansion, Denver – Carriage House

The Ladies restroom and the gentleman’s restroom (below)

are furnished with exquisite mirrors. The gentleman’s with

a black lacquered frame and the ladies with crystal sconces

found stored in the attic. The two rooms also include crystal

chandeliers that were found stored in the attic of the


Colorado Governor’s Residence, The Boettcher Mansion, Denver – Dining Room

First Lady Frances Owens, used her talents and the guidance of an interior design firm in Denver to restore the Boettcher Mansion. The walls in the dining room used to be a kind of military green. The First Lady¬† restored the mansion to it’s original magnificent beauty. The restoration was not paid for at taxpayer’s expense.