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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Wendishness hosts Fun Monday

...it might be nice to share some of the things we are thankful for in our lives.

Feel free to share in words, photos or both, be as creative as you like or just list them down. I think it will be a nice start to the week. I hope you’ll join in – everyone is welcome.

Sunday's christening of Evie, daughter of Si n Shel; part of my extended family. Family because they so generously allow me to be part of their family. How did it come about? To cut a very long story short...we must head back in time to school days...

'N' and I were in the same form, shared similar wicked sense of humour, learnt early on that the best way to survive was to bend rules not break them.

Over the intervening years...we've become to each the sister we never had...hence the link to the wonderful family she married into.

Highlights...
- being godmother to S, N's daughter
- Sharing joint birthday celebrations
- Seeing in New Years
- picking up where we left off, no matter when we meet up or after however long...
- partners who have also become firm friends
- attending family events
- long weekends in Dublin

10 comments:

Sayre said...

That's a lot to be thankful for - I have adopted, extended family as well. They are a wonderful part of my life.

wendishness said...

It's so great to have extended family like this, quite often they make better family members don't you think ;)

Thanks for joining in Fun Monday :)

cynicalgirl57 said...

How wonderful to have a friendship that has lasted all those years! Friends who are extended family are the best!

Lil Mouse said...

Thanks for playing. It's so nice to have good friends. I signed up late, please drop by and visit, and if you have a couple of seconds, scroll to the post below and vote on my project! http://lilmouse.blogsite.org

Jan n Jer said...

Having old friends are a big blessing in your life. Thanks for sharing and happy FM

Pamela said...

I have to note that NOT ONE THING on y our list is a possesion. Reminds me of those commercials which has the very last item as "priceless"

Yes -- everything you mentioned is absolutely pricless.

Faye said...

Thank goodness for adopted families, right? They're almost better than the real ones in my opinion. I have a college friend that I've known for about 40 years also. We pick right up even when we haven't seen each other in a long time. True test of friendship.

BTW, I love Dublin too, especially that street with all the music shops. First time I heard of Elvis Costello.

newwine said...

Thanks for sharing! SO true about adopted families & priceless "things." I don't know what I would do without mine, I have several...
Great to get the story behind the photos which I saw already on Flickr! Is that you and DH in Dublin?

joangee said...

many thanks for your kind comments...
Over the years I have 'lost' my relations to tempus fugit. Reult of being an 'only one' of aged parents.

So, my adopted family is my family if you get my meaning.

No, you won't find pix of me anywhere on the web, she says smiling weakly. I volunteer to remain on the right side of the lens i.e. the one using said camera. Night-time image is of Sazmoe's parents...

newwine said...

Joan, I'm also an only child of aged parents - not too many of us around! Yes, you take your family wherever you find it. See you on Twitter...Chanteuse64