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Saturday, April 19, 2008

PhotoHunt: Thirteen



I didn't quite realize that there were thirteen of us in this snapshot until I was feeling so antsy with work that I was daydreaming of how Christmas 2006 went. It was such a great family reunion, with representatives from the Philippines, Australia, and New Jersey, and an age range of 4-93 converging in South Carolina for a very memorable Christmas.

It's the last Christmas photo I have with my grandma; she went ahead to heaven last February.

But wherever we may be, she's always with us. We'll always be thirteen =]

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Off to Gatlinburg, TN and Beaufort, SC for the weekend =] Thank God for the Blogger in Draft feature =] Will be visiting fellow PhotoHunters' site when we get back-

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9 Comments:

Blogger Napaboaniya said...

13 family members in a photo :) That's a real good find for the theme this week. Have a blessed weekend!

Saturday, April 19, 2008 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger ancient one said...

What a treasure you have in this photo! Memories forever! Great Post for 13!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:14:00 AM  
OpenID monaco said...

This is the first family photo I've seen this week. Nice choice!

Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Sammawow said...

That's terrific with all 13 in the picture! Great take on the 13 theme and a very nice shot!

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:02:00 AM  
Blogger Carl said...

Wonderful photograph and thanks for sharing the memories. Family is always so important. My wife lost her Daddy just a couple of weeks ago and my side of the family had a scare with my Momma's condition (turns out it was a problem with one of her medications). Your photo got me reminiscing about my family's outings in the past and I went to look at some pics I took many years ago.

I've got my PhotoHunt entry up at http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/ in case you're interested. If you do visit, please leave a comment and feel free to explore the rest of my little blog.

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:10:00 AM  
Anonymous bingskee said...

and who said, 13 is not a lucky number?

nice capture.

Monday, April 21, 2008 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger kegler747 said...

Seems a very happy family you got there doc. Enjoy your stay there in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger INKBLOTS said...

The Chinese believe that 13 is a lucky number. It is only the Westerners who think it is. Great family portrait!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

thanks everyone! at the end of the day, family just makes every effort, every bead of sweat, every drop of blood, every mile travelled worthwhile =] i consider myself terribly blessed, lucky even =]

hoping you all great times with your own families =]

carl- sorry to hear about your loss and some health scares in the past weeks. yet such tragedies have a silver lining, at least from our experience- that remaining family members become closer after each event... before things become too late again-

Saturday, April 26, 2008 2:19:00 AM  

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