Friday, July 21, 2017

Here's a sad fact

This is going to be another, short quick post, with more pictures than anything else. 
This is my Uncle Robert and Aunt Helen (my mom's brother and sister), taken around 1920.
My Aunt Helen marrying Uncle Bob in 1942. His brother was their best man and her cousin was their maid of honor. The best man and maid of honor had gotten married in 1939. So brothers married cousins. Right? 
 My Aunt Helen's kids in 1955.
 My Uncle Robert with his wife and kids also in 1955. 
 This is my family, in 1959, before I was born. 
I don't want to go into lengthy detail, but I've lost four of the relatives in these pictures in the last five months. As I post this, I am heading off to the funeral of one of them. One of my favorite cousins, Gail. Here she is at her wedding in 1970. Have you ever seen a happier bride? 
Holy cow, and here's a really sad fact, if I 'm counting right, out of all these pictures, only six of these people are left. I think I'll quit going through the old family photos for a while. 

2 comments:

Linda Kleppe said...

May God bless your memories. I am so sorry about Gail. That is such a crappy disease! God bless, Linda

Beth Camp said...

Thank you for sharing these photos, Chris, and reminding me to cherish each moment we have with those we love.