He's Not in It, So There

@DianneN (71784)
United States
December 13, 2017 2:24pm CST
My husband didn't want me to take any photos, especially of him, so I gave him my iPhone and asked if he'd mind taking a photo of my brother and me. That was just what he wanted to hear. It's become a tradition to take "first day in Florida" photos of friends and family. My brother flew down yesterday for one week to open his condo and receive shipment of one of his cars. We picked him up at the airport and invited him to our place for cocktails and dinner. I swear we see him and his wife more in Florida than we do in Connecticut. Do you see family often?
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@Corbin5 (96652)
• United States
13 Dec
Well, I am so glad your brother is there. So glad your husband took a photo of you two siblings!!! I see my family often, but not my husband's family.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
Thank you! It's good to have family so far from home. He will return on January 4th with his wife and dog for the month, and back and forth in February, then most of March with his wife and dog again. It's difficult, because she works. Our other sis in law arrives January 1st for 3 months. Does your husband's family live in Florida?
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@Corbin5 (96652)
• United States
13 Dec
@DianneN Yes, they all do. Lake City, Tampa, Fort Myers and Miami. He has a BIG family.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
@Corbin5 You did mention that to me. That's nice to have a large family.. I have a friend in Lake City. Should give her a call.
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@Madshadi (8844)
• Brussels, Belgium
13 Dec
I see my parents once a year. We live in different countries. It's a nice shot
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
Different countries must make it very difficult!!!
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@Madshadi (8844)
• Brussels, Belgium
13 Dec
@DianneN it really does. Especially as they grow older
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
@Madshadi I'm sure it does.
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@Kandae11 (33745)
13 Dec
Except for my son, my main family live overseas, but I am right next door to other family members. Nice pictures.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
You have family all over the place! Not us. Thank you.
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@snowy22315 (42354)
• United States
13 Dec
Nice pic..not that much but I did see them last month. My cousins hub is a car guy too and has made a fortune with it..He just has a business knack I think.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
Thanks! Does your cousin transport cars?
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@DeborahDiane (19233)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 Dec
@DianneN - We see our spread out family as often as possible. In fact, about 90% of our travel these days involves seeing our family ... either our kids or our siblings. Family is very precious and, as we age, we never know how much longer our siblings and older family members are going to live.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
Yes, I know how spread out your family is and totally understand. We are so lucky to have loving families worth visiting. I can't believe how some people aren't on speaking terms with their own mother! How horrid is that?
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
16 Dec
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@JudyEv (116297)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec
Most of our siblings we see fairly regularly, the son in Melbourne perhaps once a year and the one in Ireland about every two years.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
I know your boys are far apart. Do they get to see each other?
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@1hopefulman (24980)
• Canada
13 Dec
So, your husband would rather be the photographer rather than in the photograph.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
Obviously!
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@jstory07 (64284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Dec
I seen them everyday when we lived in Colorado. All of them have been here once.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
At least you've seen them all since you moved.
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@just4him (107055)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Dec
Nice picture. Also 'liked' it on FB. I see my children often, but not my siblings.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
I noticed! Thank you. There you got to see two photos. lol Do your siblings live far?
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@just4him (107055)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Dec
@DianneN An hour for my sister, about half an hour for my brother.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
@just4him Not too bad at all.
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@Keyia120 (624)
• United States
14 Dec
Nope, I moved from Texas to California and no one has lifted no finger or anything to come see me but they want me to hop on a plane with my two boys though and come see them lol. I have not seen my family since 2011.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
Wow! I suppose they are too cheap, lazy, or can't be bothered. lol
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@Keyia120 (624)
• United States
15 Dec
@DianneN Bahaha yeah I tell you like my husband mom can come here and she works, but none of them can raise a hand to come see me. Like my mom would say well she has money so she can do that but I am like you can save up I mean I have been here for like six years now.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
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@shaggin (35685)
• United States
14 Dec
I love how he's dressed! I like your tradition of taking photos when you arrive. Thats always fun to post on facebook. My mother is going to Florida for a few weeks after Christmas.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
14 Dec
Thank you! He owned a men's clothing company years ago. He is a sharp dresser with good taste. I did post it on Facebook lol. How nice that your mother will be able to come to Florida. Where does she stay?
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@shaggin (35685)
• United States
14 Dec
@DianneN She goes with her "friend" I think they stay in Daytona Beach. My late husbands family has quite a few people living in Florida but I'm not sure where. I remember hearing the name Fruitland Park but thats all I recall.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
14 Dec
@shaggin That's sweet that she goes with her friend. I never heard of Fruitland Park. Florida is a long state. lol
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@sallypup (25903)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Dec
That's a comfy photo. No on seeing family often. Last time I saw family was last June and for about half an hour.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
At home in CT, we see the kids more than anyone else.
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@sallypup (25903)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Dec
@DianneN Maybe I should call you Grandma Walton?
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
@sallypup You certainly may! lol
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Dec
Glad you spent time together, cute picture. =) We don't see family often since we live far from each other and everyone has so many life expenses, traveling just isn't one that we can afford.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
14 Dec
Thank you! With five children, it certainly would be a fortune to travel!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Dec
@DianneN Yes it would!
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
14 Dec
You look so lovely, Dianne! Your brother had something to say to your hubby during this shot . A great photo . Yesterday my Mom had to see her brothers...it was a good/sad visit.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
Thank you! My brother talks more than I do and always has something to say. I saw your PM.
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@bluesa (13432)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Dec
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@yugocean (7931)
• India
14 Dec
I thought if your brother come from long distance, then he might stay for few days with you. When we go and met our relatves, or when they come to meet us, all stay in home unless there is less room, and this is always fine.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
He has his own condo in our two condo development. He bought it during his second visit with us.
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@yugocean (7931)
• India
15 Dec
@DianneN Thats fine, he can stay there and his family too if everyone comes with him.
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@allknowing (60432)
• India
14 Dec
Did not know you had a brother. That is a nice photo. Don't you have anything better to do than just have dinners and cocktails in Florida
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
14 Dec
Thank you and lol! It's the life here!
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@allknowing (60432)
• India
14 Dec
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@Courtlynn (65465)
• United States
13 Dec
Very nice picture, glad your husband took it for you. I see the only 'family' we count.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
Thanks, and glad you have family that counts!
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@Courtlynn (65465)
• United States
13 Dec
@DianneN me too.
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@rebelann (37908)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Dec
I'm thousands of miles from any family I'd like to see but we keep in touch via email or FB.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
13 Dec
Technology is so wonderful for that! Where does your family live?
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@rebelann (37908)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Dec
Stationed in Korea for now @DianneN he's a cousin.
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@FayeHazel (15199)
• United States
14 Dec
I see my parents a lot :-) I'm thankful. No extended family though. Hi Dianne's brother!
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
Glad you see your parents a lot. I miss mine so much!
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@sjvg1976 (17972)
• Delhi, India
14 Dec
I live in a joint family and my in laws are not far away from my place so I see them all very frequently.
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@DianneN (71784)
• United States
15 Dec
That's wonderful! You are very lucky!
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