Thursday, July 17, 2014

Genealogy ~

This is a simple tree
you have here drawn _
No famous men stem 
from the foreign trunk _
No golden glamour touched 
with magic any women-kind _
No extra-ordinary achievement lays 
its claim within this compact circle _

But LOVE in great measure 
that is sketched _
held close its members 
held them ever dear, beyond _
the human errors and the grief they caused 
"No greater love hath any man."
than this endearing, natural family clan _

(I come from a family of nine
 so blessed to be a part of the family that is mine.) 
From the right to left, my husband, daughter, son, 
and 98 year young Aunt Rose and I ~~~***~~~ 

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  1. Margie, you are so blessed to be from a family of nine!!! I am an only child. Your poem is just wonderful, as always, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi Linda
      I loved the 'great, big family, never a dull moment.
      Many thanks for the kind words on my poem.
      It was truly a pleasure to share.

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  2. Oh, and this is a gorgeous photo! :)

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  3. ah what a lovely family you have...9...wow...we were 5 and that was enough...ha....and we love...and we fail...and we learn...and we live...that is family....

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    1. Thanks so much Brian, this is one of my favorite shots, it was taken 2 years ago when my aunt turned 96, we all went back to NY to celebrate.
      I am looking forward to celebrating her 100th ....

      Families are a blessing....

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  4. What a lovely family and beautiful words celebrating your love! It's wonderful. Your words are so sweet.

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    1. Your kind words are so appreciated dear Lisa,
      Thank you so much

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  5. What a fabulous photo! You have a beautiful family, Margie! And you come from a family of nine! That is wonderful. We were five, and I would have loved for there to have been more of us.

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    1. Yes, Martha, we were a big family and I loved all of it (well, most of it, I was a middle child and at times got 'lost in the shuffle' LOL )
      Thank you for the kind words.

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  6. A beautiful poem for a gorgeous family! your aunt looks amazing! 98?!

    God bless you and yours!

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    1. Thanks so much Janet.
      I think my aunt looks amazing, too.

      I do believe God has blessed us and I am grateful.

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  7. Beautiful words and a gorgeous family portrait, my friend...you are indeed blessed~

    Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you very much, Jan.
      I appreciate the kind words.

      Hugs
      xoxo

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  8. Fine-looking family, Margie, and getting taller --unless your lovely aunt and daughter are lifting your son up!

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    1. Many thanks Geo.
      My son is six feet .... your comment about lifting him up brought a chuckle ....

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  9. A beautiful family... I can see why they inspired such a lovely and heart-felt poem... xox

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  10. Oh! such a beautiful family, may god bless you always.

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    1. Thank you, Vandana.
      Your comment is appreciated.

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  11. That is such a beautiful picture of your family Margie. Have a lovely weekend
    Susan

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    1. Thanks so much Susan.
      So nice to see you here.

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  12. What a wonderful picture of your family. Blessings to you and all.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Bonnie.
      They mean a great deal ....

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  13. What a wonderful family photo and such beautiful words :)

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    1. Many thanks, Keith .
      Always so good to have you visit.

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  14. The Love of a Family, togetherness, always there to help, to rise, to be the sun when it rains, I'm so glad you have that family, and what you wrote is so beautiful, as beautiful as the faces of your family, love this angel xxx

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    1. Lorraine
      Your sweet comment made me smile
      Thanks dear one
      xxx

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  15. Love in great measure--who could ask for more? Wonderful poem and photo, Margie.

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    1. Thanks so much, Daisy.
      I do appreciate the visit and kind words.

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  16. Love is indeed the best binding element in a family. Your smiling, compact family (with your 98 year young aunt 'stealing the show' in the picture) looks like a great Blessing.

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    1. Hi Duta
      My dear aunt did 'steal the show' she is truly wonderful and blesses all of us with her beautiful self.
      I so agree with you about love being the biding element in a family.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  17. a family of 9???? Wow Margie. I come from a family of only 2 of us. Wish there were a bunch more. And your 98 year old Aunt does 'steal the show.' She and all of you look great. Happy Friday.

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    1. Yes, a family of 9 ... a big family that I treasure.
      Thanks for the kind words
      Smiles

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  18. I loved the poem, and the picture. A collection of red-headed women in your tree, I see.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Rob- bear
      I loved that you loved the poem and picture.
      Your kind words mean so much, many thanks.

      Blessings and hugs to you .
      Be well and take good care ....

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  19. Hi Margie! You are blessed! And thank you for sharing your blessings with us...well, some of them (you mentioned nine?). Your husband and children are so happy and lovely, no wonder you are all smiling so broadly! It would call anyone to write a joyful verse :)
    Happy Weekend to you and yours,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil
      This was a very special day (my aunt's 96th birthday) so we had much to smile about.
      I am blessed beyond measure and it's a joy to share about it.
      Thanks so much for the kind words.

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  20. An absolute gem of a poem and an even more beautiful photo. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban In London
      Your lovely comment made me smile.
      Many thanks.

      Greetings from beautiful Colorado

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  21. So glad you shared a photo of the family - attractive bunch you all are - and love your poem.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandy
      Always so nice to have you visit.
      Smiles ...

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  22. I love this Margie! 98!! Wow! Bless her ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy
      You loved it and I loved that you loved it ...
      Thanks dear girl.

      Hugs
      xo

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  23. Oh WOW...such a beautiful family!
    You all look so happy together...oh it really warms my heart.
    Yes, to be 98 years young...how truly amazing!
    Please give them all my love...

    and Big Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine
      You are such a sweetie.
      Your lovely comment brought a big smile.
      Thanks so much .

      Big Hugs to you
      xxx

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  24. Hi Margie, You have a beautiful family! I'm am sure you are all very close and have a wonderful time getting together!:) have a great day

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    1. Hi Lydia
      It;s wonderful to get together with my family.
      Your kind words mean a great deal , thank you.

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  25. A beautiful tree you painted here and what a gorgeous family

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    1. Thanks so much, Marja
      I appreciate your comment. and visit.

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  26. Hi Margie .. what a wonderful photo to see - lovely that you were able to get the range of ages - your nine seem like long livers ... aged 98 - good for your aunt.

    Loved the poem too - some wise words in there ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      Thank you for the kind words.
      My aunt is going strong at 98 ... she is remarkable!

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  27. Boa tarde,
    Linda família com rostos felizes, é notório a juventude de toda a família.
    Dia feliz
    AG

    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Many thanks Antonio
      It was truly a happy day

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  28. Thanks for the beautiful poem and beautiful photo of your family. How precious to have a 98 year old aunt. Faye

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    1. Faye
      Thanks so much.
      It was a joy to share, so you are welcome.
      My aunt is indeed precious!

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  29. Margie,

    Lovely togetherness in photgraph and in words. You are both blessed and lucky to have such a family warmth.

    Best wishes, Eileen x

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    1. Eileen
      Your kind words are much appreciated.
      Thank you.

      I send best wishes to you
      xx

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  30. Such lovely comments from all of you.
    I do enjoy replying to each comment but that shall have to be at a later time as I am not up to it today as I have a headache that is very painful and I need to go rest.

    Thanks everyone so very much.
    You all made me smile.

    Love from
    Margie

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  31. I think the love is the most important part, Margie. I want to look like your aunt if I ever make it to my 90's! You came from a really big family - I bet you have some great growing-up stories!

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    1. Hi Barb
      Oh, the stories I could tell you .... yes , some great ones!
      Love is truly the most important part.

      I too want to look like my aunt if I make it to that age, she is lovely and wonderful and so very witty!

      Thanks for dropping by
      Smiles

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