The song of family

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

~ Oscar Wilde

Today I received something precious. My cousin Milton sent four photos I’d never seen.

Have a look:

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My beautiful mother on her wedding day, 3 August 1957

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The happy couple, my parents, and the wedding party

From left: Bill Lawyer, Carol Sather, Rod Geier (dad), Margaret Appell Geier (mom), Lalla Butterfield Geier Haggie (grandma), Eddie Haggie (grandpa), and Primo Mazzoncini, my mother’s step father. Bill was dad’s friend, and Carol is mom’s sister.

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The parents of the bride and groom

From left: grandpa Eddie, grandma Lalla, Primo, and mom’s mother, my other grandma, Margaret Adelaide Patterson Appell Mazzoncini. This may be the only photo we have of my two grandmothers together.

Lastly, Milton sent a photo from a favorite family hang out, Hood Canal in Washington state. Grandma and grandpa owned a cabin there where the family often vacationed. Dad loved the place and often wished he’d been able to buy it before it was sold.

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My mother, sister, and I have never seen these photos. They are precious additions to our collection.

Thank you cousin Milton, and welcome to my site! โค

Photos: credit to my cousin Milton Eddie Campbell

  1. What wonderful snapshots of the past. Treasured photos now Iโ€™m sure.

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    1. Thanks, Miriam, and also for stopping by. It’s been a whirlwind (and a blast) getting this site up and running, but I am here and finally reading blogs again. I’ll be more present very soon. Hope all is well in OZ land. Hugs across the miles. โค

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      1. Thanks Karenlee. All the best with the site and big hugs back xx

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        1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Thanks. You have encouraged me to send some of my photos on to people who might enjoy them.

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    1. Hi, I am SO VERY glad. That sure made me smile! I received more photos from my cousin who has been quite generous sharing them with my sister, me, and our mother. Because our father has passed, it is indescribable to receive photos we’ve never seen of dad. Cousins are wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you and yours are enjoying a new beginning.

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  3. Wonderful photos!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I’ll have to add a slideshow; this morning I received more. โค๏ธ

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  4. miltoncampbell27 August 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    There is nearly half a roll of baby pictures from that day. Including the obligatory naked baby photos.

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    1. Such a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    2. Thank you so much, Miltie. I’ve shared them with Lynne. ๐Ÿ™‚

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