|Ray, Jimmy, Dad, Mom and me (taken at Christmas about 1959)|
Hello Friends, I certainly think about my family a lot. It is even more important the older I get... Since I am the only one left on this earth --out of the five of us, I always enjoy going through old pictures and re-living all of those memories...
I was born in 1942 --when my Mom Edith was 42 and Dad Simon was 53..... My two brothers were Raymond (born in 1922 and died in 2009) and Jim/Jimmy (born in 1930 and died in 1985 from cancer). Dad died in 1969 and Mom died in 1991. Daddy was 79 when he died and Mom was 91. I miss my family SO much.
Today I will share some pictures of my family for you.. Many of the pictures are old and not in very good shape --but I hope you will enjoy them anyway...
|My Mom ---taken circa 1902; Isn't this picture just so sweet? Look at her little bracelet.|
|My Dad was in the NAVY for 4 years starting in 1909. While in the Navy, he got to sail around the world!|
|A good picture of Mom --taken when she was in in her 20's|
|My Dad --taken when he was in his early 30's|
|Mom and Dad when they were dating --taken about 1915|
|He asked her to marry him!!!!|
|What do you think she said??????? Time for a pillow fight!!!!!! (They were married in September of 1919.); Mom was almost 20 when they married --and Dad was almost 31.|
|Love this picture of Mom --taken about 1982 at the age of 82. I am now wearing that ring on her right hand.|
|Love this picture of my Sweet Daddy; He spoiled me ROTTEN.|
|Dad and Mom --one Christmas, probably the late 1950's; Mom loved to decorate for Christmas. I guess that is where I got my love of decorating at Christmastime! (The clock on the mantel is now in my home --and still works!!!! It has been in the family a long time.)|
|Another good picture of Mom and Dad... Mom grew beautiful flowers... Even, after Dad had died, Mom sold our big home, moved into a smaller home --and planted all of her flowers there..|
|I always loved this picture of Mom and Dad (as I remember them); This was taken in the 1950's --and our cat, Snowball, was in Mom's lap.. The big picture above them is of my Grandmother Ida (Mom's mother). Ida died when Mom was only 4 years old.|
|One last picture of my family, taken about 1946; Jimmy, Dad, Mom, Raymond and me in front; See my doll (Lu Lu) in front??? Lu Lu was named after my Great Aunt Lura.|
Well--as I said, some of the pictures are not very good, but at least, I have them ---and love to look at them and remember this wonderful family of mine.
Raymond lived in Maryland with his wife Evelyn and 3 kids. Jimmy lived in Florida with his wife, Margaret and 2 kids.. We didn't see them very often due to the distance. These days I am still in contact with some of my nieces and nephews.
Hope you enjoyed meeting the family today!!!! My advice to all of you today is to make time to contact/visit your family. Do it now before they are gone. The older "I" get ---the more I miss and need my family.