Monday, June 22, 2015

Hatched and dispatched

My teenage granddaughter dropped in to see me Saturday evening just as it was getting dark.  As she came through the front door I noticed the sky behind her. 


Last week my mother lost her Aunt Edie and gained a great-grandchild who has been named Edith.  Aunty Edie was the youngest of my grandmother's 10 siblings and, when I last saw her five years ago, was a very sprightly 90 year old, her only complaint being the doctor had ordered her to stop chopping wood!  The cheek of the man!  

I find it hard to believe I come from the same gene pool! 

16 comments:

  1. I would so much want some of those genes! This day and age we get too coddled.

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  2. It is a great picture and Ideal for a funeral. Not sure it's appropriate for a baby but what do I know and I'm sure the little Edith couldn't care less.

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  3. That is a dramatic sunset that you have captured perfectly. Good work.

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  4. It's a lovely image and very fitting for the post.

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  5. With that many siblings the generations get strung out, My brother is 15b years younger than I am. It mixed up the generations. I'm 75 and I still have an aunt!

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  6. chopping wood at 90! love it.

    love the pic too.

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  7. Hello Pauline,

    Stunning view at the farm. Your Auntie Edie sounds like my Nana, she told the Doctor about the ducks she used to walk down and feed. He told her to give them up, she didn't mention the chooks!

    Have a great week.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  8. Sorry about aunt edie - she sounds like she was a sprightly old lady :-)

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  9. What great skyPauline!
    Say hello th Edith and my
    thought are with Aaunt Edie,
    maybe she gets to chop some
    more wood now wher wher she
    is now :))

    Have a beautiful day!
    Tinna ✐

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  10. Sorry about my awful
    comment, but it's all white
    here I can't see what I'm writing...

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  11. My sympathy for the loss, and hooray for the new baby, and your sunsets are stunning.

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  12. So sorry to hear about your mother's Aunt Edie. She sounded like an amazing lady. Loved the story about her chopping wood. Great picture too, lovely purple hues.

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  13. Wow - dramatic sky! Nice capture!

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  14. Beautiful capture...I would have loved that aunt of yours!

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  15. I hope that in her last years Auntie Edie ignored the doc's 'advice'.

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  16. FAAAAABULOUS sunset!! A lady just up the road from me turns 101 in a couple of months. She still cleans the leaves out of her guttering on the roof, and drives!!!!

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