Monday, September 17, 2007

Generations on the Farm

I received a friendly letter from Cousin Randy today, complete with an article written for young teachers and a classic picture of my dad's family dating from 1961. Our family always delights in seeing Cousin Randy at the annual Fourth of July gathering, and so it was particularly fun that the photo that he sent was of the Fourth of July picnic (which was held, at the time, on the farmhouse lawn).

I especially love how content Grandma Angell seems in the picture. My grandma passed away when I was four years old, but I have such distinct and love-filled memories of being with her. Many of the years that I knew her she suffered from the pain of cancer, and so seeing her love of the moment in the picture below was very special.