Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Grandparents




your union
brought to life fourteen children
branching many more

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath. This week's topic is "Grandparents". I feel lucky to have these two wonderful people as my grandparents. May my Grandmother rest in peace. My mother is the eldest of 14, and as you can imagine, I have a large extended family. When we had a family gathering, it was a happening. I loved the excitement and love that was always available at my grandparent's home. Cherished memories....

15 comments:

polona said...

amazing. and i love the photo.

Quietpaths said...

You are very fortunate in the family branching out from them, as you wrote. Beautiful.

Masago said...

May the branches keep branching... :-)

Clare said...

Lovely photo and haiku and story of your family. It's wonderful that you have such a large family -- what a blessing!
:)

Jo said...

Very moving haiku, lovely illustration!

tumblewords said...

The photo is a treasure - your family is as well. My family was small and I've thought it must be wonderful have large gatherings -

Roswila said...

Yes, what a treasure that photo is. I have several like them of my father's family from that same time period.

John Eaton said...

That's a sweet picture, Zap, and story.

Love in motion,

John

Steve said...

Wow! 14 kids!

Grandparents are the greatest, aren't they?

Abzdragon said...

love that photo... what a great memory. The haiku is very sweet as well... a nice testament to them. :)

Jone said...

How wonderful that you knew both. And that you have such an extended family. What a gift.

spacedlaw said...

That's a BIG family !

studio lolo said...

Wow, that tiny little woman had 14 babies! You can feel the love between them. Thanks for sharing and for the lovely haiku.

megan said...

what is it about pictures of sweethearts from those particular years that makes me wish for simpler times? they just seem so darn earnest & true. really enjoyed your post & the photo is wonderful.

Mac said...

that is a great picture. Magical time. I love their style. They look great together.