BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.

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Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday is for Family



Great Aunt Alta, Uncle Jack (holding me), and Grandma
Frederick County, MD
~1954

Great Aunt Alta was my maternal grandmother's sister. She was quite proper in her mannerisms and speech (aka An Old Maid), and she made me feel very uncomfortable as I got older.

Uncle Jack was Mother's baby brother. He was always my favorite uncle. As a little girl I wished Uncle Jack was my big brother and would come live with us.

Being an only child could be lonely at times.

Happy Trails,

25 comments:

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Have a LOVELY Family Sunday time. Lots of FUN and Laughter. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

LOL! Grean Aunt Alta makes me nervous. Poor K! And I think your Uncle Jack is quite handsome. I love your family pictures.

Love,
Shannon and the Gang

Twinkietinydog said...

That is one frank account of a family portrait. :) You look adorable for a human peanut, if I may say so.
Twinkie

Ina in Alaska said...

I enjoy your photo memories. What a sweet little baby you were. Uncle Jack was very handsome!!! xoxo

kks said...

i can see why you would want uncle jack as your brother, sweet pic!
xoxo

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Thia is a precious picture - I'm an only child too! And like you I always dreamed of a brother but I wanted him to be my twin.

Anonymous said...

How handsome Uncle Jack was! And your mother looks just like your grandmother. Had never noticed before, but this picture shows it. I had aunts like your great aunt...always with the purse in pics! You were such a cute toddler! SH

Madi and Mom said...

Morning and happy Sunday...
What a nice picture...I recall having several folks in the family similar to your Aunt....I guess it takes all kinds of folks to make the world spin.
Madi and Mom

Gloria said...

I'm sure glad I didn't have a prim and proper Great Aunt! lol

Frankie Furter said...

Prim and proper can be a bit off putting.

Alex93andme said...

I love the picture. I remember when everyone got all dresed up like that. Your Uncle Jack reminds me of my mother's youngest brother who always took me places, drove the train on the mountain at Mill Mountain Zoo and let me ride around in it constantly. you are so right...being an only child was very lonely alot of the times.

Tammy Kauffman said...

Kit I so love the family photos especially the ones from Frederick County, Md, my birthplace and where I grew up. I grew up in downtown Frederick. This photo looks like it was taken at one of the lookout sites, like Gambrill State Park or the overlook in southern Fred County. I also have some old pics that were my grandmothers and I enjoy looking at them.

Ninny said...

My two children are almost 8 years apart. Until he was 8 years old, my son was an only chid. Then, when he left for college, my daughter was just ten and she often felt the same way. No one to play with. Since you were an only child, you had a lot of love poured your way from your relavtive, I bet!

Liz

JackDaddy said...

Is your Uncle Jack still alive?

Bobby said...

You have lovely pictures, with great memories of your family and the past.

Suka said...

What a handsome man your Uncle Frank was, and you look so adorable! Your grandma and Aunt look so nice dressed up. You have a lovely family!

Suka and K

The OP Pack said...

Isn't that the way old maid great aunts all are?:) Very nice photo - Uncle Jack looks like he would make a great big brother. Mom's big brother was a Jack, and she misses him a lot.

Another lovely Sunday family photo.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes an only child is very lonely growing up. That is another thing we have in common!!! I had a Uncle Jack too. And he was my favorite uncle.
I call the coons front paws, hands.
When a coon trust you she will touch you with those front hands ever so gently. It is a thrill!!!
Thanks for sharing your family with us.
Kiss the kids, Bambi & Fern

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing!

Mom saw the signs fur Frederick (AGAIN) as she drove to Martinsburg WV and bakhk to day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute picture, Kit.... Such a Cutie you were/are....

I wasn't an only child--but might as well have been. My oldest brother was 20 yrs. older than me and the middle brother was 12 yrs. older than me. SO---once Jimmy turned 18, I was about 6.... From that time on, I felt like an only child since both brothers left home....

I never had a sister --and always wanted one. Life did/does get lonely in a small family. I am the only one left of us... At least I have 3 wonderful sons and of course, my George.

Hugs,
Betsy

Life With Dogs said...

Hey, we almost have tangled roots. I spent a lot of time in Frederick as a kid. I wonder if you've been back. It's almost unrecognizable compared to twenty years ago...

River said...

Amazing how it looks like my family and me--except I am brunette--about the same age.

River's mom lol

dewdana said...

Nice to have a fun uncle! I have 2 that were favorites though they were way out of 'brother' age range. :-)
YES those are Mandevillas! I have 4 and could seriously use some advice on pruning and shaping them! They are growing like crazy in spite of my black thumb :-) If you are knowledgeable in this area I would love to pick your brain email me at labramoose AT gmail DOT com

Mango said...

That is a great photo! Being an only child must have been difficult at times, but at least nobody stole your toys.

Slobbers,
Mango

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