All In The Family

5 Mar

Last week I made a trip NOTB which included a visit to my Atlanta family. Border crossing both ways was smooth sailing, unlike our Thanksgiving trip last year.


Pam, Jane, Joan, Patricia with myself (bottom left).

My mother’s brother Jack (97) and my Aunt Irene (93) preside at the center of a large family with so many grands and greats, they’ve lost count.


In celebration of their recent 75th wedding anniversary.

My uncle flew in World War II and if you get him talking about his flights over Japan, he is sharp as a tack. My aunt, not so much. Her dementia, and short-term memory loss however, makes life with my uncle quite bearable.


Lt. Col. John E. Marder decorated Air Force Pilot.


The lovely Irene.

The visit with my cousins was quite wonderful with promises to do it again soon. Busy lives and long distances get in the way. They are closet blog followers, so this shoutout goes to Joan, Jane, Patricia and Pam. Cousins are the best.





11 Responses to “All In The Family”

  1. Pam Kane March 5, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    What a lovely post! We always enjoy your visits and catching up plus reminiscing~ We all look forward to the next time…wherever it may be. Hugs~

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 5, 2017 at 9:44 am #

      You will so enjoy retirement. Stay in touch. Glad you enjoyed it.


  2. LJones March 5, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    What a lovely reminder for the importance and beauty of family. How delightful that you did this! and hey: I’ll be in Bacalar on the 11th or 12th (depending if I stay an extra day in Playa with friends). See you soon! This time I want to borrow dishes, etc,. from Ginny and invite you three for dinner:) Hope all is well – with love, L

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

      That would be lovely. Did you ge my message on FB messenger?


  3. crobbins March 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    Such wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 5, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. You were part of the fun for awhile.


  4. Jack Scott March 6, 2017 at 4:24 am #

    It’s my mother’s 88th birthday coming up next week so we’re having a bit of a family do in London. It’s interesting that you refer to World War 2 as the Great War. On this side of the pond, this is the name we use for World War 1.


  5. emilievardaman March 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    Wonderful family fotos!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

      They are a pair. Their children rotate days so each visits once a week.



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