I hope that this link comes up. If not, I will write about it later on.
On the right is my grandfather who sparked my quest with playing music. I loved the music of the trumpets in his band which I used to sneak into his living to hear practice. My daddy soon bought me a trumpet, and I started playing trumpet in the Corpus Christi Grammar School band when I was 7 yrs old. Sidney Cates, Jr., my grandfather, played guitar and banjo in the Moonlight Serenaders band of New Orleans. I have a great picture of the Serenaders hanging up on my living room wall. BTW, after he passed away, one of his guitars wound up with me as I grew older; and I learned chords on the guitar also.