Friday, March 26, 2010

Family Fridays March 25, 2010

This is my first post for Family Fridays.  Thanks to Kimberly at Terra Del Sole who visited my blog a few weeks ago when I was posting on St. Pats day about my Great Grandfather Patrick Fletcher.  She invited me to take part in Family Fridays with Lori @ the Peterson Family since I enjoy family history.

My first post is showcasing my Mom, Nellie Louise.  Born November 8, 1926, being the oldest of 5 children.  She was born in Fairfax,
Oklahoma.   My Mom and her family lived in Tulare California, graduated from High School there and then moved to Norwood, Missouri where she met my father Ralph.   My first picture is of her and her sister Ruby , Mom is the older one holding her sister Ruby's hand.

Elementary School (Mom is the one right in front of the teacher in the flowered dress).
This is one of Mom and one of her friends taken outside a soda shop in Tulare California.  Someone put that arrow on Mom, not me.

This was taken shortly after they moved to Missouri around 1946.
This is a picture of Mom and Dad taken on their farm around 1947

After I was born in Nov. 1947, my Mom helped Dad take care of his elderly parents, after they passed away they moved from the farm and moved to Kansas City where my Dad went to electrican school.
My parents and my sis Deb. Christmas 1957.
This is one my favorite pictures on vacation inCalifornia -Montery around 1958.  Dosen't Mom look like a movie star in her sunglasses.

My Mother was a stay at home Mom while we were all in school, she didn't work outside the home until the 1970's.  She is a very talented seamstress and made all of our clothes.  She made the dresses in this pic.
My Mom was always a servant - gladly- taking care of everyone.  One of my sisters in handicapped and my Mom has been her constant companion for her entire life.  This is the thing I admire her for the most.

My Dad worked his whole life and then had cancer and died at 69.   My Mom took care of him constantly   She is now 83 and has met a "friend", here's their pic at Christmas.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.



Beansieleigh said...

Well, we can see you get your good looks from your Mom, Ann! Love all the old photos! They are so much fun to look at, and I love the stories that go with them!... Nice to meet you, Nellie! ~tina

Ji said...

family members are alike,
lovely story,

you are blessed!
Happy Friday!

Ji said...

please feel free to read my post today for Family Friday.,

thank you for the time,
enjoy your weekend!

you rock!

Kimberly said...

What a lovely post. I also loved the photos that went with your family history. Great Job! Can't wait for next week.

Peterson Family said...

What a wonderful post. I enjoyed getting to know everyone! Your mom sounds like a wonderful, nurturing woman. I love the vacation photo too!!
Thanks for sharing this week. I hope you'll join us again next week!

Amy said...

I am so happy you came and joined Lori and I. This is so much fun to read everyone's story and see the pictures. Thanks for taking the time to join in..

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

What a beautiful family you have,Ann. Your mom looks so precious. Great that she has a friend now. She deserves to be happy. Thank you so much for sharing the photos with us..

Happy Saturday!
Have a great weekend!


Mollye said...

What a beautiful story. Your Mother,,simply a blessing. Please send me your email if you have not received your Bunny package or if you have not sent yours out yet. Thanks, Mollye

Jenny said...

What a beautiful history. Your family is lovely. I'm glad your Mom found a friend. Being lonely would be so terrible.

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