"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." ~ George EliotFour brothers grew up in the country of Southern Illinois... on a farm.
From right to left in the picture, eldest to youngest: Lewis, Loren (my dad), Jerry and John.
They married.. but not in the order of their birth.
Loren married Lorane in June, 1951.
Jerry married Orpha in June, 1956.
John married Laura Beth in October, 1956.
Lewis married Jean in May, 1957.
Between them they have 12 children and around 12 grandchildren..although I tend to lose count.
So far no great-grandchildren.
Each couple has been married for over 50 years... and as of next June, my parents will have been married for 60 years.
Between the four brothers and their wives they have 220 years of marriage under their belts!
These four brothers have a baby sister.... Mary Kathryn.
She is 14 years younger than her oldest brother and has a few years to go yet before her 50th wedding anniversary.
But she's working on it. Oh... and she adds two more children and one grandchild to the mix.
Carmi's theme this week is "family" and these handsome gentlemen and lovely ladies are part of mine.
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Carmi's Theme ~ "family"