Thursday, February 11, 2010
Thankful Thursday - My Siblings
Today I'm most thankful for my brothers and sisters. I am the 2nd child of 5 siblings
My brother James Joseph (back left) was 15 months older than me. Jim passed away on December 27, 1993 at the age of 51. I thank God everyday for the time I had with him before he died.
That's me, Mary Dana, on the left in behind Jim. I was born in 1943.
Third in line is Martha Lucile - cutie, isn't she?
Number 4 is Hays Christopher, standing behind Martha He was named after my dad but goes by the name Chris.
Last but not least was Susan Dorothy (the one with the smirk on her face).
Of all my brothers and sisters I'd say I'm closest to Martha...she's only 18-19 months younger than me and we got along fairly well as children. Jim was the eternal big brother - I was very close to him prior to his death and was blessed to live within 120 miles from him so was able to see him quite often. Chris and Susie were those pesky little brother and sister that I probably ignored more often than not - I hear from them somewhat but haven't seen them in sometime.
Aren't we a cute looking group? I figure I must be about 9 or 10 in this picture - so it would have been taken about 1953.