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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The O Family

Wow, look what I found.  This is my family, a picture taken in the 70's, or near that.  Some of you have been asking more about my family when I was growing up., so I thought I'd share a couple pictures of us.  

Pictured left to right, front to back are:  me/Darla, Eric, Randy, Colleen, Linda, behind me is my twin, Doug, behind him is Cheryl, Mom Wynette, Dad Ted, Melody, and Lana.  We sadly, lost our baby brother, Jimmy, at birth. 
 What a houseful.  Mom and Dad were the best parents then and always.  How in the Lord's name did they ever cloth and feed all of us, was with the Lord's help.  Can you imagine putting glasses on all of us?  Good grief.  That alone, would cost at least 4 grand now days.
This next and last family picture taken, was just after our Dad's funeral.  My apology for the lack of clarity.  

I hope we can all be with Mom this Christmas for another family picture.  I think it's important to take these while we still can.  It's been 5 yrs. already since this one was taken, but it's still pretty close to what we all look like today.

Way left in Dad's chair is our sister Lana.  She passed away 3 yrs. ago.  Lord, how we all miss her.  She had the most contagious laughter.  You couldn't help but join in.

Sitting in the front, Colleen, is our youngest sister and Texas Sweetheart, and kneeling next is Eric, the youngest of the brothers.
Next to Lana is Randy, Doug, Mom, Cher from Michigan, Lin and Mel. I'm in the back peeking between Randy and Doug.  What a lot of love to go around.

Our family tree has many branches since we were kids, some scrapes but nothing we couldn't fix with lots of support for one another.  Our biggest losses with our huge family has been letting Dad and Lana sit beside God before the rest of us.  We know we will see them again someday.  God promised.

If you wish to hear more, let me know and I will try my best to bring you all closer.  Family is key, but a 'loving and supportive family' is such a blessing.

Like our parents always said each day,
"This is the day the Lord has made,
Let us rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:vs.24

Thanks for stopping by.


Muffy's Marks said...

Wow, I guess I didn't realize what a big family you came from. Oh, that must have been a wonderful time growing up with all those kids. Yes, you should try to make a point to get another family photo.

Chatty Crone said...

What a GREAT family - now I get to sort of meet them all in person - Cher and Mel. You are hiding back there! Wonderful. sandie

Suz said...

wow is right
now I know how you do it
growing up
you did it
loved this post
yes, more please

TexWisGirl said...

bless all of you through this holiday season.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love that you have pictures from different times--and you're right about those branches needing to support each other!

imac said...

Interesting post my friend.

jack69 said...

Great entry Dar. You guys do have a wonderful family. Some of y'all look alike!

Good entry and I wish we had taken some family pictures, but we never did. You are right, it should be done.
Love and hugs from Down in SC just across the line from Savannah, GA.

The last time here we went down and ate with Paula Dean, well at least we ate at her restaurant. LOL Not this year though.

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing about your family and pictures too. I would like to hear anything you have to tell about them.

Cher' Shots said...

Oh sure, post a pic with my mouth gaping open ... at least it was with laughter.
'love & hugs from afar'

Shug said...

Big families are such wonderful Blessings...In my dad's family, there were 15 kids, my dad being the baby. He is the only one still living and sometimes my heart hurts for him because he misses all of his siblings so very much.
I enjoyed meeting your family. There will be that one sweet day when faces will be seen again. I know I look forward to seeing my mom and my only sister.
Blessings gurl...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.