Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Family Genes - Maternal

Here are a few pictures from my mother's side of the family. You can see pictures for my father's side too.

Below is a picture with both of my grandmothers. I believe it is the only time that they ever met each other. Left to right is my father's mother Virginia, my mother's youngest brother Pete, my oldest brother Michael, and my mother's mother Louise.

And...here is my mother. Miss Myrtle or (Aunt) Myrt as she was called. Here she is in New York in the 1950s and later in the 90's.

The only sad part about this adoption is that she is not here to see it. December 27 will be the third anniversary of her death. One thing that she talked about a lot before she died was that she wanted me to have children of my own. Well, now I can tell her that she got her wish.

Me and my mother at my graduate school graduation. Even that was a long 14 years ago. But, one of my mothers many many sayings was, "I'm not getting older, I'm getting better." So, I must be getting close to being my best right now.

This picture isn't very recent but it is the only one that I could find with everybody on it (except for my youngest brother). My father, my sister-in law, oldest brother, my mother, and me.


graceling said...

Can I just say that your mother is absolutely stunning. And you look very much like her.

Isn't it wonderful to know that she will get to meet her grandchildren when we are all reuinted in a perfect place where there are no tears?

Much grace and mercy to you during this Christmas season!

Valarie Washington said...

Thank you! She would be happy to hear you say that. Funny how she looked almost the same at 20 and 65. I hope I am so fortunate.

Lori said...

Your mom is breathtaking! God Bless.

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