Saturday, July 3, 2021

4th of July at the Farm

Spending 4th of July at Papa Bill and Mama Jane's farm in South Carolina is a Bates family tradition. In past years, we have posted photos from their get-togethers, including in 2017 and 2019. Some of the family members are spending the weekend there this year, so we thought we would share this adorable photo.


Carlin Stewart, Layla Stewart, Papa Bill Bates

Photo courtesy of @carlinbates98

18 comments:

  1. Sweet little Layla...always smiling! ❤

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  2. Love papa Bill and mama Jane; they are full of spirit!!! Rockin’ the shorts!

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  3. It's truly a blessing to have such wonderful grandparents and a beautiful place to gather together and share such fun times. The happy family memories they have will be a lasting legacy. I always love the episodes of times at Papa Bill & Mama Jane's farm!

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  4. Such a cute picture! Sounds like fun 💛
    And Layla's smile 💖 is so cute!

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  5. Awe,Layla is so cute with great grandpa Bill. Glad the Bates get to have this tradition again for the first time in 2 years since they probably had to cancel last year due to COVID19. Hope Mama Jane and Papa Bill got the chance to meet all 3 of their newest great grandchildren. Have a safe and good 4th of July. Haley P. from Colorado

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  6. Thats good they visited them! Papa Bill looks well

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    1. He does. I always wonder where they all stay when they come. Hotels, recreational vehicles or other families houses? I wouldn’t have enough sheets and blankets for everyone but they stay longer than one day so they have to stay somewhere.

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  7. From other episodes it seems like Papa Bill and Carlin love to visit with each other. He looks so happy with “his girls.” And who wouldn’t love Layla. Such a happy, expressive girl.

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  8. Why PAPA Bill Grandma Jane? Why not Grandpa and Grandma? Is Kelly Bates Mom remarried?

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    1. Why not? There are lots of variations that people use instead of grandma and grandpa.

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    2. 9:47PM: These are Gill's parents, not Kelly's. As for why they don't having matching names, my parents are Nana and Papa (which is very common), and that's pretty close to Grandma and Papa.

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    3. Its kids decision to call them n yes she did but lost her spouse few months ago

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    4. Yes.

      - Adley

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    5. I have a friend her birth name is Fanny and her grandchildren call her Nanny Fanny.

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    6. Gil's mother was youngish when Gil and Kelly Jo started having children. She apparently didn't like the idea of using a more old-fashioned moniker like Grandma at that time. So the older Bates kids (Zach, Michaela, Erin, etc.) refer to her most of the time as Janie or Mama Jane.

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  9. sweet pic!

    - Adley

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  10. I watched the You Tube of their visit to SC. What in the world has happened to Kelly's mother? Did she have shoulder surgery or is she experiencing some type of paralysis in her left arm? I don't want to be intrusive, but nothing at all has been said about this nice woman in a long time. I hope she will recover well.

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