Bonjour from Campagne Maison
This is my mom, Sylvia Kathryn. My dad's nickname for her was "Kat". Born during the depression she knows true hardship. She has instilled alot of her best traits into her children but will not take credit for any of them.
On January 8, 1938, at the ripe old age of 15 1/2 years, she married my dad. They had been married 43 yrs when he passed away in 1981. (As my hand grabs a pen and I start subtracting, it startles me--to say the least--that my husband and I have been married 42. Somehow, it seems like my mom and dad were married much longer than my husband and me). A widow now for 28 years, as she chose to never remarry.
Anyway, back to statistics! She birthed nine children, all of whom are still living. She has 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.
I know...she doesn't look a day over 60!
With all her brood, it takes a big cake!
Now...the reason I told you a little bit about her was so I could REALLY TELL you this: She's a real party animal!! Here she is caught "sleeping off" all that birthday cake and diet coke that she over indulged in at her party! Don't you just admire a woman that knows how to celebrate her birthday?
Mama, as the saying goes..."if you can't run with the big dogs, don't get off the porch"
to be continued tomorrow...
Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.