In 1912, my Aunt Mary was born in Hungary, 1st child of my grandparents.
In 1926 the family, then consisting of 3 daughters, immigrated to Canada, and settled in southern Alberta.
Aunt Mary married and she and her husband commenced farming just south of Edmonton, AB and raised their family of five children there.
A few days ago, about 125 people gathered to celebrate with her as she approaches her 100th birthday (in the winter, so a summer gathering was planned).
Isn’t she gorgeous?
Mother of 5
Grandmother of 17
Great-grandmother of 34
Great-great grandmother of 7 - Great-great-great-grandchild expected in January 2013 (will she still be with us?).
Celebrating with her, besides her own descendants, were all of her siblings
and of course myriads of nieces and nephews from both her family and her husband’s (he passed away a number of years ago).
She’s still very bright and alert, remembers almost everybody she meets, knows birthdates of every child, grand-child, sibling, niece and nephew. Her body doesn’t always want to cooperate any longer, and she’s wheel-chair bound, but then………she’s almost 100 years old!
What a mile stone! So happy to have been able to celebrate this with her. Blessings, Peg
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