Wednesday, September 22, 2010
My Mother in Law turns 90.
Joan and Charlie when I first met them in 1968.(Dad passed away at 84 years).
Happy 90th birthday to Bobs Mum, I call her Mum too,unlike many, I like my mother in law.I have not
always felt liked or loved or whatever but for the last 30 years I have felt very much liked and loved.
We had a wonderful family gathering 8 hours away travel for us and our children, worth every moment.There were 44 people in all and thats just immediate family,Bobs side has definately been more productive than mine ! lol.
I do not have many pics as they used my camera to record the day,that memory card was then placed in a digital frame and Joan could watch them even as the day was ending, eventually I will get copies.
We had a Pinyta and pass the parcel as there were so many little children there but Great Nanna had to have first go!
Joan and our Michael,he was very brave to hold the pinyata lol what chaos when it finally burst ,lollies and goodies all over the hall!!!! kids scampering everywhere to fill their pockets.
In December my Mum will turn 90 but we will not have to travel for that one,we will have it either at our home or at our little church hall depends how many family say they can come.
Joan is still very active in her community going on bus trips each thursday and helping the elderly on and off !!! I am not sure when she will consider herself as aged .
This next pic is just a little print that is in our hallway.It takes people eye and they ask who are those children ?strangely enough my fathers family founded an old gold mining town way out in the dusty western part of Australia,he and his wife were both bad asthmatics and had a large brood of children,sadly many died and the children in this pic are reminders to me of the family babies,I have visited the graves.
This print is quite spooky as when you pass by it faces appear in the trees etc.There is a soldier ,another tiny baby and quite a few ladies in 1800 dress,they are very visible( I am not crazy) I have been told that black and white pics capture lost spirits,has anyone else ever heard of this?.I put this pic up as when I was reading Kimmies story the other day of her dream,and this pic came to me.The other strange thing is the number of children in this print is the number of children lost to this lovley man and woman,what a hard life they must have had,eventually they had to move on and went back to Sydney and made a life there.
I do hope you don't all think I am mad lol.
Have a lovely day and be blessed and smile at someone today,it might just be the only lovely thing that has happened for them today.