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Friday, May 20, 2011

Cultural Diversity

My great aunt is in town with her daughter. She's 85 and tells everyone she's 49. Flew to Florida all the way from Los Angeles. My grandma (79), hasn't seen her since I was Alexis's age, back in 1987. They're youngest sister, who is living with my grandma, is 65 and hasn't seen her in over 40 years! 40 years blows my mind because I'm so close to family and it's so important, to me, to keep in touch. I'm happy they're here. Sheila, the daughter, got to go to the beach yesterday & feel the warm ocean. The pacific is so cold. She loved it, since California is all about 'image', on our beach you will find the nice body that should wear a bikini and the one that shouldn't but doesn't care because I'm comfortable and enjoying the beach girl/woman (guilty). You'll also find the European in a speedo, surfer guys, and all kinds of people. Miami, South Beach is the place for 'beautiful' people. Now, Sheila wants to see alligators & we're trying to figure out where to take her.
Alexis is feeling better, but she generously gave it to me and Jon now. She's also getting up on her knees now, in a crawling position. I think she'll be cruisin' here pretty soon..

In this picture below, My grandma is in front, then my great aunt Juanita, Her daughter is next Sheila, and the last sister is in the back Donna Sue.














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18 Wonderful Comments:

  1. Those are some wonderful captures of the family- You will cherish them so much as the years go by. Really great that you were able to get everyone all together & get those.

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  2. What great photos! Can't imagine going that long without seeing my sisters! 40 YEARS!!!!! Whewwww!

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  3. How crazy is that - what a reunion. And again, Alexis - um stop looking so much like a little girl!

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  4. You did such a great job of capturing these moments. I always have a hard time getting good restaurant shots. Glad you all got to be together and I hope she gets to see an alligator!

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  5. These are wonderful memories captured!

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  6. Yes, those are wonderful memories!

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  7. Great family captures -- those ladies look wonderful.

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  8. what great photos - I hope you have them printed and framed, they will turn into the vintage photos of tomorrows generation!!

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  9. Wow........how Wonderful for them to get together again! Beautiful pictures, Love the Smiles~

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  10. Love the photos!! The shot of Alexis is precious. :)

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  11. Those are great shots of the reunion. I know every one will be so happy you captured such a fantastic moment.

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  12. WOW. what great shots of it all!

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  13. Awwww....I love seeing a family who is so close. I wish mine was. :)

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  14. wow! That is a really long time indeed! So happy that they got to reunite and you captured this so well. I think it is neat that we both had visits from our great aunts;0. Love your little ones eyes!

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  15. wow! 40 years?? that's insane. i hope they had a wonderful time together. i hope you all had a wonderful time together. still that blows my mind 40 years .. wow i'm sure a whole, whole lot has changed since then .

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  16. these are really great, you can really see how happy everybody is to reunite. made me smile!

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  17. LOVE those sweet baby eyes!!! Great light.

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