This photo was amongst the photos that Cousin Bonnie gave to Far Guy. I have seen it before.
All of these sister in laws are gone.. Cancer..Alzheimer's..and old age claimed them all.
Married to brothers..together for Christmas at the farm.
Far Guys Mom Evelyn is on the left, it would have been her 97th birthday yesterday. In this photo she was 41 and the oldest. She wasn’t a very social person, everything was prim and proper..nothing was ever done on the spur of the moment.
Auntie Esther is next, she died last December. She always called Far Guy and I “you kids.” She was spontaneous..and during the summer at the lake she would almost always be found in her swimsuit. She enjoyed the outdoors and embraced every activity from hunting to snowmobiling to fishing and of course golfing.
Jean..I won’t call her Aunt Jean..she was divorced from her husband a few years after this photo was taken. Far Guy said she was beautiful and had a mind of her own. I never met her, she died of cancer.
Aunt Beryl, I have known her ever since I can remember. She had an infectious laugh. My Mother was one of her best friends. I remember when her new house was built and the white crushed velvet furniture appeared in her living room..I wondered if anyone ever dared to sit on it…us kids always went to the basement! She had Alzheimer's a number of years..she was gone..but her body wasn’t done living yet..Alzheimer's is a terrible affliction.
I wonder sometimes how these women all got along. I am certain there were some under currents..perhaps even some teeth gnashing. They must have all gotten along for the sake of their husbands. I think it would have been interesting to have been a mouse in the corner sometimes:)