Robert & Shauna Valentine Family

Robert Young Valentine and Shauna Burgon Valentine met at BYU, fell in love and were married in 1967. They have lived in Provo, Utah; Durham and Laurinburg, North Carolina; and, for nearly three decades in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bob and Shauna moved back to Utah in 2004 into a new home in Highland. They have five grown children, Christopher, Lisa, Gina, James and Amanda and a lot of grandchildren. Enjoy news and photos of our growing family. Send comments, too. Stay in touch!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The childhood photo of James Valentine in Rolling Stone

We sent several photos of James as a kid to Rolling Stone at their request. This is the one they chose. James is about 7 years-old in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is learning to play Dad's guitar at our home on Park Avenue where we lived for 28 years. All five of the Valentine kids started piano at age 8 (mandatory). With a good background in music theory, James picked up a guitar at age 13 or 14 and never put it down. We never had to tell him to practice. With money from a paper route, he bought his own guitar lessons.


Anonymous Anyta said...

James is my favourite person in the world!!!!!
I love him and, of course, Maroon 5!
Your blog is very cute!!

August 27, 2007 at 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saying hello from another LDS James fan!

I enjoyed your blog, and I enjoy Maroon 5's music!

Hope Utah is great! good luck!

-LDS in NC

August 29, 2007 at 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Deb said...

Wow he realy is born to play!

October 20, 2007 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamess... very cute...

May 1, 2008 at 7:38 AM  
Anonymous MK said...

Hello Mr. Valentine
Just wanted to say that the photo is very funny and gave me a little laughter. :D

Grettings from Argentina! :)

June 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM  

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