JusJoJan 2023 Day 26

Linda is our host and Jily at J-dub ‘s grin and bear it has supplied the prompt of FAMILY
When Mum was alive, we spanned five living generations. I am therefore a great great aunty to a 9 year lad born on Christmas Day 2013. I’ve met him twice, once in July 2017 at my niece’s wedding and again in February 2018 at Mum’s funeral .
I have lost track of the second and third generation of nieces/nephews and wouldn’t know them if they knocked on my door.
This collage is five generations from many years ago being my nephews/nieces, sister, parents, grandparents and great grandparents, though they were not all living at the time I put it together.
My family is not close and not just because of distance (some in NZ, some in Oz and some in the US I believe). My nearest relative is 140 miles away and the next nearest 260 miles away.
It’s sad because one of my favourite TV programs was The Waltons.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to JusJoJan 2023 Day 26

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Hey you are a great person I would be proud to have you as a sister…and hey even the Walton’s had up and downs!

  2. Carol anne says:

    I feel sad for you Di!
    I know its just how it is sometimes, but still, I wish you knew that closeness. X

  3. murisopsis says:

    Friends are family we choose for ourselves! I love my family (and Sparky’s too) but some of my best friends are like sisters without the baggage of having to endure sibling rivalry!

  4. glyn40wilton says:

    I’m an uncle and a great-uncle but, to be honest, I’m not exactly sure how many times over. I just know it’s a lot 🙂

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