Growing Up In A Large Family
October 29, 2017 10:17am CST
The other day I unearthed a tote full of old, old photos. They are 50 years and much older. To my delight This photo was on top of the pile. This is a photo that is from 1947. It is of my mother and her sisters. Yes there were 5 girls in her family. But wait, there were also 5 boys in the family. Talk about a large family! My mother is the second from the right. I loved seeing my aunts as young women. It was a real treat. All of the young women in the photo have passed away but I am thrilled to have this as a memory of them in their younger years.
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What a great picture. It is such a treasure to have photos like that. I had five sisters, no brothers. My Dad came from a family of nine siblings and in mom's family there were 13 of them. Big families were quite common back then. I have a friend who came from a family of 24 siblings.
Wow that's a really large family. My father had three brothers and two sisters. My mother only have one sister and two brothers. I recall that back in the days, the mother could have dozens of children. And that's because they got married at a very young age of 16 or 18. But these days, it's just hard to find a mother who has 5 children.
• Momence, Illinois
Fantastic picture, I have one of my mom when she was 2 her mom and grandmother. Love that pic. I also have one of my grandfather when he was like 7 and his brother was 5. I am a female but I looked just like my great uncle at the same age. It's positively eerie.