Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Legacy

I spent last weekend in New York, and came home with a treasure trove of photos from my grandparents' house. I had never seen most of these photos before, and fell in love with a few.

This is Nanny, my mom, and me soon after I was born.

The Henning family at the beach in 1963.

Nanny in Venice in the 1950's. This one was on the cover of the program.

Nanny, Bobby, and Peggy as a baby. This one is so sweet and reminds me of seeing our two kids together soon after Ada was born.

Newspaper clipping about my grandparents' wedding. I love the headline.

Nanny and her parents and two sisters, Charlotte and Pat.

Nanny and Bobo in Arizona. I love the cowboy hats.

Nanny and her granddaughters in 1979. I'm the one in the middle.

Nanny would have been pleased with the turnout. The church was full, the music was beautiful, and the speakers were poignant yet funny. All seventeen grandchildren attended the funeral, flying in from all over the country and even as far away as Kenya. It was a day that we will all remember.

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Nicole said...

Wow - what incredible pictures. Glad the ceremony was well reflected on how she lived her life - FULL!
I am blown away by that first picture of your mom - spitting image of your sister. You in pigtails? priceless.

Alex, Andrea, Lucia, Magdalena Jones said...

I think you look a lot like your mom too. :-) Absolutely great pics - good post!