A-Z challenge – F is for family



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My A-Z autobiography … F for family and for my father, who provided most of it

I’ve got family I haven’t even used yet. Thanks to my father, who was nudging fifty when I was born (and nearly seventy when the above photo was taken), I have two half sisters (first wife) and a brother (second wife) and a stepsister and stepbrother (third wife) and I’d have another four step siblings if they hadn’t firmly told their mother that instead of becoming his fourth wife she’d be far better off living in sin with him. She was eighty-four and he was eighty-eight and I think the novelty rather tickled them both.

9 thoughts on “A-Z challenge – F is for family

  1. I have three step sisters and one half sister who is 22 years younger than me. I didn’t attend quite so many weddings as I’m guessing you did but I know what it is to have a large extended family!

  2. There is a lot to be said for love. As the saying goes, it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. I give your dad and his last girlfriend two thimbs up, as I cannot see myself being in the dating game at that age!
    Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!

  3. I love your post! Especially the “living in sin” part. I think if my mother had met someone that she wanted to live with after my dad died, she’d have done this rather than marry. She didn’t want to lose her Social Security! I took “Word Verification” off my blog (I didn’t even know there was such a thing), and now I don’t think you’ll have trouble on my blog. Thanks so much for telling me about the difficulty. I had no idea! Not very techie, I’m afraid!

    • I don’t think I thanked you? I was so taken aback and then so busy trying to find eleven who were (a) excellent (b) needed followers the most (c) not already sporting a badge – but thank you. It was much appreciated!

  4. Wow. I am at a loss of words here. I found this…..very biblical I guess. 🙂 Then again think of it like this, you don’t need guests at a party. Family suffices. On a serious note, a very personal share. Lucky you, you have a FAMILY.

    Dropping by from A2Z

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