Wednesday, 24 June 2009


Playing along on a Wednesday (as per usual) with Cheryl at Twinfatuation and Angie at 7 Clown Circus:

We have a long tradition in our extended family to get together on occasions and off course, there are always photos involved.

Timeline: Christmas 1973 (We think)
My age: Just 5, my two boy cousins right at the front: 7 years.

Cousins in the extended family: Front Gerrit and Johan, second row Petru and me, third row Theo Dallein, Ernst and Marianne, back row Andries, Carel and Theo.

And last weekend at Verlorenkloof:

Johan,me and Gerrit.

And in March at Komatipoort:

From left to right Petru, Marianne, their mom and Theo.

My, not only have we grown - we've grown old! Geez!

BTW, thanks to all who left comments yesterday and was concerned about me - I really appreciate your support. We had a better night last night - apart from having a water leak in our roof and Hunter having to climb up into the ceiling at midnight and turning off the water mains on the street. Fun times!

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family you have! But old? I think not. The only thing that shows the old is the length of the boys shorts in the 70's, lol!!

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  2. I love the first photo. Photos from the '70s have those great green and yellow tones to them. I love it! You have a lovely family.

    Happy WW from Sara @ The Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q.!

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  3. Your family is so beautful. You are truely blessed. Stopping by from SITS and wanted to say hi :) Hope you have a great week.

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  4. It's lovely to see the 'then and now' pictures, and great that you still all get together regularly.
    Janice.

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  5. I love the contrast of the old photos and the updated ones. It really shows how far you have come:-)

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  6. I love seeing pictures of you and your family over the years. Too fun! Sorry you had such a difficult day. I pray the rest of the week will be much better. Esp re. flooding. NO MORE FLOODING!

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  7. I love your photo timeline! That is wonderful that you all are a close family - such a blessing!

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  8. love the flash back photo and the updated ones' too. thanks for sharing.
    Stopping in from the sits
    glad to hear your getting that leak taking care of. I hate all the problems a house brings

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  9. Great pictures! The family ones are always the best

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  10. Awesome. Love family pics!Stopping by from SITS!

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  11. Cousins are great! I'm quite close to some of my cousins and not so close to others... I still hope we can do these sort of photos one day.

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  12. I love looking at old photos:) So neat to see how we've all changed.

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  13. LOVE these shots...especially the retro 1973 snap.

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  14. I just love all of your fabulous old photos. Such great memories.

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