My Photo Collection
History is somewhat better with photos to help tell the story. Enjoy some of these candid shots that highlight special moments in my life. CLICK the PHOTOS to see them full size — you don’t want to miss a single detail, especially of my Davy Crockett costume!
My first visit to the Alamo. Left to right: Aunt Katha, yours truly, my father, Tommy Lee Hardin, and my maternal grandmother, Edna Jones, aka, “Granny.” My Mom must have taken the photograph.
For reasons I can’t recall, a parakeet is perched on my tiny noggin. Check out my overalls and cowboy boots. Texan to my core!
Dad and me. We were watching way too many TV westerns. I think Dad would have liked to dress like this, but he couldn’t. Consequently …
Christmas Day, 1958.
Like many Baby Boomers, I was in thrall of the Davy Crockett Craze. Dad took this photo in Granny’s house. I can actually recall this moment. I am pretending to grin a coon out of a tree, à la Fess Parker.
Christmas Day, 1961.
In the foreground, one can see my second generation Marx Alamo play set. Check out my crazy butch cut. I hated the smell of Butch Wax!
This is around the time I saw the Jimi Hendrix Experience in concert at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas. Here, I’m trying to channel Robert Wagner. When was the last time you saw a ring-dial wall phone?
Here we see Cadet First Lieutenant Stephen L. Hardin during his senior year at San Marcos Academy. Yes, sir, real officer material.
I was a Bicentennial graduate. Here I am receiving my B.A. degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Becoming Doctor Hardin. Here I am being “hooded” at the commencement ceremony at TCU. That was a big day for Deb and I. We’d both worked hard to get me there.
July 29, 1991.
Wedding Day. Left to right: Mom, Dad, moi, and my child bride.
One of my favorite photographs. A proud papa with a freshly minted Savannah Catherine Hardin.
Easter Sunday, 1995.
From top to bottom: Stephen L. Hardin, Samuel Hamilton Walker Hardin, and Savannah Catherine Hardin. Deb snapped this one after church; we were living in Pflugerville at the time.
All the chicks were back in the nest–at least for a little while. Left to right: S.L.H, Walker, his wife, Gretchen, Deborah, and Savannah. Never think for a second that I don’t know what a blessed man I am.
Book signing at the luncheon where Lust for Glory received the Summerfield G. Roberts Award for the most outstanding contribution in the year 2018 to the history of the Republic of Texas. .