Thursday, January 17, 2008

And There It Will Stay

Dave and I were cleaning out our bedroom a few weeks ago and right in the middle of it I had to leave to pick up a child from a friend's house. When I came home this is what I found....


















hanging on my wall.

And there it will stay.

I believe it was taken the summer after our parent's passed away. Summer of 1974. Girls, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Nancy became an instant Mom to five girls at the young age of 20. She did what Mom's do, they photograph their family. Here we are in Minocqua at our cottage on the lake.

I do wish Nancy was in the photo but I also understand what she was doing. She was taking care of us girls. Making memories, happy ones.























I see this picture on and off all day long and most certainly before I go to bed every single night. I'm so glad it's there.

I remember the good times and the joy and the blessings of sisters.

Dave, thank you for hanging it on the wall.

29 comments:

Junebug said...

Oh my gosh, that is so wonderful. That brought tears to my eyes. I have three older brothers, no sisters. Are you the one with the checkered dress or one of the younger ones? You're probably one of the youngest.

Janet said...

That's Donna (Quiet Life) in the checkered dress. I'm one of the little ones, blond and sitting in the chair, in the blue Danskin outfit. Yes, that's what I said. Danskin. :)

sis' cindy :) said...

OK...I'll try again! ( I seemed to have my posts lost on your sight lately!) (Oh, I think I was trying in teh username space and then pressing publish!!)

I was brave trying to keep a dry eye while reading this wonderful post!! I love the picture!!

BTW...your bedroom has really taken shape since Nov.!!!!!

sis' cindy :) said...

typos corrections...I think I was typing in the usename space...sorry!!!!!

Janice, a sis (the one in green Danskin)) said...

That is great, Dave is a good man.

Hey my hair looks exactly the same!!

Junebug said...

You all are a beautiful bunch of girls.

sis' cindy :) said...

Oh...I have been looking for Danskin clothing as I prepare my workout clothes for tap class starting Monday !!!!!

Donna Boucher said...

Dave, will you come to my house and hang pictures???

You have a great eye and an ever greater heart :o)

The year may be 1975. I'm not sure they bought the place in Minocqua by that next summer.

Thank you for posting this...it is perfect where it is.

Writing and Living said...

What a touching post. Your husband is a gem.

Lynn in WI said...

What a sweet picture!

Love the shoes and the Breck girl hair.

Janet and Janice--I would have guessed you were wearing Geranimals. ;)

I wonder if Donna still has that dress. It's darling!

Circle of Quiet said...

Oh, does the word Danskin bring back a lot of memories (-:

Beautiful girls, beautiful family. Very special picture, Janet. I appreciate the stories of your family so much.

Warmly,
Diane

~Kim said...

Oh, wow, what a treasure, Janet. The picture and your thoughtful husband, too. Thanks for sharing that.

Laura said...

I recognised Donna right away! What a sweet husband to cherish your family!

Aunt Barb said...

Sweet Janet:
The picture took my breath away and I write this with tears and love for you all. Thank You Dave for being such a thoughtful loving husband. I have this same picture in my family album (I believe Nancy sent it to me) and it never ceases to bring warmth to my heart. So special. Thank You.
Much Love, Aunt Barb

Janet said...

Oh, I am so blessed by all of your comments. Thank you so much for coming by...

Hello Aunt Barb! Love you too!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! You have a good husband that knows just the right things to do! I don't think any one of you have changed a bit! You are just as I remember you.
Kris Schwarz

Humble Origins said...

...How sweet of your husband to do that! And what a wonderful photo too - that is one that should be looked at daily and cherished just like you're doing...

...Sweet post! Thank you for sharing!

...Blessings... :o)

Robin in New Jersey said...

Did he put the photo up in honor of your brother coming to visit? Wait, he's not in the photo, it's the girls!

You girls are all so gorgeous. Very nice...

Janet said...

No Robin, he didn't. He put it up before we knew when Jim was coming.

Again, thank you to all who stopped by for a visit yesterday and today! It sure was fun to hear from you. :)

mom said...

The picture is indeed a cherished treasure and seems to have found the perfect spot to regularly bless your heart! And the scenery...could anything be more beautiful than the northwoods (okay, I'm more than slightly biased! LOL)

Thank you for sharing this picture with all of us, Janet, especially those of us who are so so sentimental :::sniff sniff:::

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Carol in Oregon said...

Oh, this is such a lovely reminder of the love that binds you together. It is truly a beautiful picture

Christine said...

Hi Janet-

Wanted to stop by & say hi here too! That's a great picture of you all- love the way you are all posing! Having lost my mom when I was 16, I know how important sisters are(I have 2)....

Now that I've come out of lurkdom, I'll stop by here to comment too!

take care-
Christine

Anonymous said...

Hi...
I meandered over from Donna's blog to see the picture...
It's so lovely!
And I had no idea Donna had a sister who blogged...so I am excited to sit down and surf through your archives!

debi said...

that's my comment above....and my name is not anonymous....it is Debi...nice to meet you Janet :)

Jenni said...

What a beautiful family portrait. I just knew that was Donna in the checkered dress. How wonderful that Nancy was able--and willing--to take such good care of you all and keep the family together.

tiger lamb girl said...

What a beautiful photograph...and memory;). How sweet of your husband to have hung it up for you.

What a blessing for you all to have stayed together, with your sister Nancy raising you all:)!

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