Funky Foto Flashback: Family

Isn’t my mom (on the right) stylish? She’s so beautiful! (and thin!)

My dad’s mom is standing with my mom in this picture, sometime in the 60’s. My grandma knew that my mom was pregnant with me when she died, but she never got to see me. She died from breast cancer in 1968. While I was visiting with my mom this past weekend, she confessed to me that she still feels sad that Dad’s mom never knew his children. We feel like we know Grandma, however, from all the stories that Dad and his brothers and sisters tell.

Here’s a fun story. During my grandmother’s last pregnancy, she sat down on a kitchen chair and fell to the floor. The chair had broken, and her husband and children couldn’t stop laughing. When she finally went into labor…she had two babies! My dad and uncle were born; one twin weighed eight pounds, the other nine! No wonder the chair had broken. My aunt says they felt a little guilty for laughing at their mother.

Bex is hosting Funky Foto Flashback over at Adventures of the Grigg Boys. Go see what funky foto she has this week!

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6 Replies to “Funky Foto Flashback: Family”

  1. what a great picture of your mom! she looks very jackie o-ish! that story about your grandma is so weird! i guess it wasn't that long ago before we could tell how many babies we were having – much less the gender! so are your dad and uncle identical? are you afraid you might have twins? or are you done? am i nosy or what? Recent blog post: FFF: Rock and Roll God!

  2. You are nosy!! 😉 Yeah, there was no such thing as an ultrasound back then,although you would think maybe they would be able to hear two heartbeats. Iguess they missed that. My dad and uncle are fraternal. I always wantedtwins; I think I'm probably done having kids, though!

  3. That's a great shot and a hilarious story! I felt like I was pregnant with twins my second time around but alas, only one came out. I even got stuck in a restaurant booth, your Grandma would have enjoyed hearing that since she wasn't the only one with a chair/booth related incident!Recent blog post: Funky Foto Flashback: BMX Superstah

  4. Can you imagine what pregnancy was like back then? Not being able to see anything that's going on in there? Not knowing that you would have one or two babies or even three? All they could do was speculate! Give me today's technology any day!Recent blog post: Spin Cycle: It's A Date!

  5. What a great picture. Your mom was quite the looker. 😉 Those are some sizable twins your grandmother had, wow, she must have been exhausted carrying those two around. Can you imagine the shock of two babies at the end of a long pregnancy?Recent blog post: Summer Fun For The Wee Bear – FFF

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