Jenn’s 6th Birthday

Birthday times were spent with family.  BabyGirl was the 1st grandchild and the 1st great-grandchild for my in-law’s families and we did a lot of celebrating for her.  When she started kindergarten, she had 4 birthdays – one at home, one at school, one with friends, and one with my in-laws.  After that she thought she should always have 4 birthdays. 

This picture is especially sweet because of the generational angle.  Her great-grandmother, Ruth Aina Marie Jaderberg Moselle, was also celebrating her birthday – she’s 87 here.  Husband Edward George Moselle is 83 and his birthday is soon to come in March.  And of course, there’s BabyBoy, angling into the picture at the lower left. 

This photo was taken at my in-law’s house in Tennessee.  So here’s to old days and new ones to come.

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10 Responses to “Jenn’s 6th Birthday”

  1. Kariann Says:

    What a heartwarming picture 🙂

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  2. Becky Says:

    Very special time there. And Jenn has that look that I recall your friend or someone saying when Jenn was a junior bridesmaid – that “if Norman Rockwell had painted a junior bridesmaid, she would look like that!” 🙂 Sweet, sweet.

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    • ruthrawls Says:

      She was a flower girl, aged 4. Picture the same red-headed, bespectacled child in the picture, this time wearing a rufflely dress and a little white straw hat with streamers, marching confidently down the aisle, strewing petals in her wake. She was the first in the procession, and during the rehearsal we weren’t sure if she would actually walk down the aisle. So we resolved it by saying, “Now, you go first, you be the *leader*, so that everyone else can go, and Stephanie can get married, and then we can all go to the party. The PARTY. We can’t go to the *p*a*r*t*y until you go first.” She was the most determined flower girl ever.

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  3. Stephanie Harris Says:

    I’m with Jenn…I love me some P A R T Y! Jenn and Michael were my “first dose” of kids. They were so much fun and brought so much laughter to the cul-de-sac. They will both alway hold a special place in my heart. I miss them being little almost as much as I miss my own.
    Ruth, Thanks for sharing…Would love to see more!!!!

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  4. Becky Says:

    I just re-read great-grandma’s name and how cool is that that it contains both the names “Ruth” and “Marie”? How I love the interconnecting paths of life! 🙂

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  5. Jen Says:

    Hold up! You mean I’m not supposed to get four birthdays? When did this happen?
    P.S. Thanks for all the sweet comments!

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  6. Jan Berg Says:

    Just out on the net …and found my grandfathers sister Aina on a pisture !!!!!! He always talked about them, Gertrude, Bertil, Aina
    Jan in Sweden

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