Family Reflection 2016

This photo is of my great grandfather (Joseph Brown) and great grandmother (Jenny Smith), married June 29, 1900. My parents married on June 29, 1946. Joseph and Jenny had 11 children, and Jenny died at age 37.

Joseph Brown and Jenny Smith wedding, June 29, 1900.

Joseph Brown and Jenny Smith wedding, June 29, 1900.

Jenny Smith’s parents (Emma Cooper and Sam Smith) were married in 1870.

This photo is a Jenny Smith’s Cooper grandparents (photo may have been taken at the 1870 wedding of their daughter, Emma Cooper).

Cooper's my great-great-great grandparents. Photo most likely taken at the wedding of Emma Cooper and Sam Smith in 1870

My grandmother, Gladys, is on the far left in this photo below.

Joseph and Jenny Brown with  8 oldest children.

Joseph and Jenny Brown with 8 oldest children.

Gladys and Paul Carlson were married June 29, 1932 (second marriage for her).

Wedding of Paul Carlson and Gladys Brown, June 29, 1932

Wedding of Paul Carlson and Gladys Brown, June 29, 1932

And my parents were engaged on June 29, 1946 and married September 29, 1946.

Wedding, Arthur Shields and Phyllis Staley, September 29, 1946

Wedding, Arthur Shields and Phyllis Staley, September 29, 1946

And then this happened.

Wedding: Richard Shields and Cindy Mischke, February 20, 1971.

Wedding: Richard Shields and Cindy Mischke, February 20, 1971.

And yes, it got down to -40° that night. Good thing we got married at 1 PM, it was 10° above zero!

And our younger son …

Our younger son

Our younger son

met this beautiful lady.

Our wonderful daughter-in-law

Our wonderful daughter-in-law

And together they have five children. Is that why he is sleeping at work?

She is more than a DIL to us, she is like our own daughter. Love her so much, just as we love our sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Love is the story of our family.

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