One by one my Maternal Grandparents immediate family is dwindling.
There are only three children left…my Mother and two of her brothers Al and Kenny.
This is a photo taken in 1961 at the farm where I grew up. Those sections of boards going horizontal used to mark the walls of the old pantry. When my parents remodeled the house in 1959-1960 the pantry walls were removed and a picture window was added. The drapes were off white with shades of green tropical plants and small pink flowers…wall to wall drapes. My Mother sewed the drapes.
This is a photo of my grandparents and their children with their spouses in 1961.
from the left the stars ** are living persons
**Madeline and **Jake (my parents)
Marion and Marvin both deceased in 2004
Vivian “Skip” (2007) and Theron (1978) both deceased
Delbert in back (2009) and Delores (2018) both deceased. Aunt Delores died last Friday night/Saturday morning in her sleep.
Dennis in back and **Judy Uncle Dennis is deceased (2015). My Aunt Judy is Delores sister…brothers married sisters.
Esther “Toots” (1996) and Ray (2004) both deceased
Clarence “Butch” in back (1993) and Kay (2017) both deceased
Elsie and Albert my Grandparents both deceased in 1995
**Al (standing behind my Grandparents) He wasn’t married in 1961. He did marry **Pat, divorced and now is married to **Donna.
In front is the Twins
Karen she was married to and divorced from **Al Dean She is deceased (2017).
**Kenneth “Kenny” married to **Linda.
Two children died before this photo was taken Alfred 1947 in and James in 1948.
I saw my Aunt Delores a few weeks ago. She asked “Do I know you?” I said “Yes I am Connie” she replied “Of course you are” and gave me a hug. She had been more confused since moving into assisted living this spring. The funeral is later this week. What a blessing to sleep away during the night. No long drawn out hospital stay or convalescing in “the home.”