Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Adams Family Tree Climb

DSC_0360 The Adams Family 2011 on the occasion of my mother’s 75th birthday!

On June 18th we celebrated my mother’s 75th birthday with a party held in her honor at her home. After the party was over we gave her the one thing she requested: she wanted to climb a tree with her five children and have our picture taken. You see, my mom eloped when she was only 17. She never had a proper wedding or wedding shower or even a 50th wedding anniversary because my father abandoned all of us when we were between the ages of 2 and 10. My mother raised us all as a single mother and after putting herself through college she became a teacher. On this day all her family, friends, and some of her students came to honor her. It was quite a day, but the best part of all was climbing this tree together in the yard of the house we grew up in.

DSC_0362 Happy Birthday Mom! (I love my family!)

From left to right: Rick, Mary Grace, Stephen, Mom, Kathie, and Chris.

P. S. I still have more family stuff going on until the middle of July so it will be awhile before I can post more photos or visit any of you on your blogs. I know I will have a LOT of catching up to do. I hope you are all having a great summer!

10 comments:

  1. What a happy bunch you all are and so handsome into the bargain. Hope your mom had a wonderful day, she sounds like a great lady.

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  2. Hi Kathie

    Wow that was quite the tribute to your mother as well as a real feat of derring-do on the part of the entire clan.

    All the best for your summer.

    Guy

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  3. Love love this. What a beautiful family portrait.

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  4. Your Mom's a whoot! Glad to see all 5 of you in the tree. Have fun, and keep us posted when you can.

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  5. Such a warm, wonderful, happy family occasion! Glorious photos of smiling family members. Your mother sounds like a very special woman indeed! Lovely post!

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  6. What a fun post. Happy 75th Kathie's Mum!!

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  7. Enjoy your family Kathie, visiting blogs can wait. I love these photos of the tree climbers. Your Mom sounds like an amazing lady, and I would like to wish her a belated Happy Birthday. Wishing you all a Very Happy 4th of July too.

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  8. What a fantastic Family Tree picture! Looks like y'all are having a great time. We just got back from our trip to Canada. Have a Happy 4th and enjoy your trip and time with family!

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  9. What a nice way to mark a milestone birthday! Looks like fun.

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.