The Pettit Family with Drake Ross in Spirit and the Introduction of ROY
To represent the idea that Drake Ross Pettit is always with them in spirit, the Pettit family never takes a family picture without Roy, the rainbow-colored sock monkey featured in Delaney’s hands and pictured below. Roy travels everywhere with the family, including vacations, soccer games, birthday parties, all holiday events, recitals, and much more. Wherever the family goes, Roy goes. He is featured in almost every Pettit family picture, and everyone in the Pettit/Erskine/DiNitto family carries their own Roy with them to represent Drake’s spirit. Drake is and will be always with our families.
How did Roy get his name? Drake LOVED rainbows. He always thought they were so beautiful because they had so many colors. He also LOVED sock-monkeys. He slept with at least one every night. The rainbow-colored sock monkey is a perfect representation of two of Drake’s favorite things, and since it travels everywhere with the family, it needed to have a name! Trevor decided on Roy, short for Roy G. Biv, the acronym used to describe the sequence of colors that make up a rainbow.