Friday, June 24, 2011

The Fabulous Five


Let me introduce you to a rare photo of the "fabulous five" taken this week during a family gathering. From left to right are my Aunt Doris, Aunt Eleanor, Aunt Daisy Mae, Uncle Lester and Aunt Katie. Ranging in age from the youngest Aunt Doris at 82 to Aunt Katie at 102.

They are an amazing bunch and to be around them for a few minutes is a rewarding experience listening to them recount the details of long ago with crystal clarity. These are my dad's brother and sisters and I am still learning things about my dad that I never knew. I am truly blessed.

18 comments:

  1. wow, that is truly amazing! I love hearing about older peoples lives from way back, so so interesting!

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  2. What a wonderful photograph, Odie.
    Please ask them to share their secrets of longevity so you can tell us, too. They all look so spry! I'd never have guessed the youngest is in her 80s and Aunt Katie is really quite phenomenal.

    Coming from such a grand line of long-lived family members, you'd better be prepared for living to well beyond a hundred yourself :)

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

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  3. I love spending time with "The Greatest Generation".. so much to learn from them. You are blessed! And in learning more about your dad you keep him alive forever!!

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  4. What a super family photo of them all together, Odie. A real treasure trove of memories they must have between them. Lovely to see this photo today my friend. What an inspiration! They all really do look so good! Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. Fabulous to have them all together and have the camera handy. Obvious a long life runs in your family

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  6. These family members are a treasure, Odie! I would have a million questions, wanting to know all about their earlier lives. Sadly the young people in my own family don't have that degree of curiosity about what has gone before. Did you remember to pet Polly?

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  7. What a wonderful picture! And I am sure that the stories are simply great! You are blessed!

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  8. What a treasure they are, Odie. It so blesses me to be around older folks and just listen to them talk. It is obvious you love and revere them. Love the pic!

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  9. How very blessed you are to have so many of your aunts and uncles still with you. I love hearing family stories from the past...keeps us connected and feeling like we are still the 'youngens'!
    Have a wonderful day~

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  10. hi Odie:)

    your aunt Doris looks identical to one of my mother's siblings who i believe is about 90. there's five out of seven remaining. it struck me when you said the "fabulous five" because we still refer to them lovingly as the magnificent seven. that's the neat part of having eternal life. although life here on earth might be over for a couple of them, they continue to live on in eternity:)

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  11. Oh what a wonderful photo my sweet friend. Thank you for sharing with us. Hoping your weekend is a nice one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

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  12. This is so lovely - thanks for sharing.
    Karen

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  13. I bet that was a fun day. Wish I could have been there. Aunt Katie is 102. She looks great.

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  14. You are blessed, Odie. What a great opportunity to hear all their stories. I loved the stories my grandmother told me about growing up on a plantation in Tennessee. I loved the stories my mom and dad told me of their childhood.

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  15. Wow, you are so blessed. Wonderful picture.

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  16. This is a great picture and one that makes me thoughtful about my own family. I'm sorry I haven't been here more Odie, it looks like I've got a lot of catching up to do!

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  17. I love the pic! - They r wo*derful! :)

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  18. This is a lovely photo! I love talking and hearing storeis from older people. They always amaze me with their wisdom and humor. Made me miss my grandma!

    Spanish Pinay

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