Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Family Post


Each time I return to Brooklyn from a trip back to Florida, I get a little homesick. It's not the place I miss, it's the people. It's my first night back in New York, so please bear with me as I post pictures of the family to make myself feel better.

My grandma, mom and my 91 year old great grandma, Moe. Moe is an expert seamstress; she taught me a lot about sewing and I ran with it. Everything else was learned by trial and error, the same way she learned during the Great Depression, when she lied her way into a job at a factory. She entered with no sewing expertise and left the best seamstress in the garment district of St. Louis.


My sister Amanda and Moe. Before I took this picture, Moe wouldn't smile for the camera. My mom told her she looked like a grumpy old b**** (this is how my family jokes) and Moe replied, "Up yours!" At least it got her to laugh for a picture!


My grandpa and Amanda

Tessa and grandpa




Jack and Roxy


It's kind of crazy to think that we have five generations in our family. I guess it's just a little hard for me to be away from the family so often, since there are little ones growing up so quickly and my great grandma is almost 92. Luckily, Bobby and I will be visiting again in March. Until then, I have a lot of sewing to keep me busy!




36 comments:

  1. Your family is beautiful!! Happy New Year to you all!

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  2. this post made me smile, you have such a beautiful family. My grandma is also a great grandma (not to me, but to my cousins who have children already) and it's always so crazy when the whole family gets together. So many generations under one roof, it's really such a special thing :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  3. It's amazing how you have five living generations in your family! I'm so happy for you. Beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful family! Amazing with the five generations, my family only has three.

    xxx Charlie
    Feminine Bravery

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  5. Oh wow, five generations! And you're all just very beautiful :)

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  6. There are some lovely smiles going on here. I haven't seen my family in three years, it is so expensive getting from the UK to Australia and I only have a limited time to take from work. It can be quite hard.

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  7. Holy crap, those are some great genes you have running through your family!

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  8. Your family is so cute, and this post is full of positive energy)))
    Your grandma is great! Mine wouldn't smile for the camera either, she says that she's spoiling every picture she's in. I never listen to her, because I like taking her pictures))))
    Pictures of yours niece and nephew are really beautiful and cute)

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  9. What heart warming photos! Your great grandma sounds like an amazing lady. Sadly, a lot of my older relatives have now passed on, including my great aunt who worked as a nurse during the war. She refused to talk about it much, but I know she was posted in central Africa for a while. We still have her old silk parachute, which I hope to make into a dress one day.

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  10. I love your blog!!
    the outfits are amazing and so are the photos!!
    we could follow each other :D

    http://dontbeataleteller.blogspot.com

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  11. Keiko, you are so very, very lucky to have such a full and beautiful family. Continue to cherish them as I can see that you do!

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  12. This post is so sweet. You have such a lovely family. :]

    Yasmeen

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  13. I get real homesick too whenever I leave Cali. You have sweethearts in your family, especially Moe. She's hysterical and adorable :)

    Have a great new year, and I'm sure you will be counting down the days until March, who wouldn't with a sweet family like that? :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  14. Your Family is beautiful!!! You are very lucky girl!!! Choose to feel good because Your family is there for Your!!! YOu should be proud of yourself how independent, talented and amazing are YOu!!!

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    You are welcomre to visit my blog too :))

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  15. Your great grandma looks so young for 91. Your family is incredibly beautiful.

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  16. Your family looks so much fun but you look nothing like any of them!!! You must look like your dad...and he must be very hansome because you are stunning!!!

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  17. What an amazing family, how wonderful that you have a great-grandma still with you, and that she has so many wonderful skills she can share!

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  18. Wow the women in your family are all so beautiful! I can't believe that's your mom, she looks great!

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  19. That is a lot of generations!! All my grandparents died a few years ago now, but my grandmothers were great-great grandmothers of quite a few when they died. too bad they didn't care a snitch for anyone but themselves.

    :( This entry made me miss my Great-Grandmother who died when she was 90 on my 6th birthday. She certainly didn't look nearly as good as yours looks though!! That's awesome that she is an expert seamstress and taught you so much about sewing.

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  20. Beautiful family,and beautiful pictures,kisses from spain

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  21. Aw! What a lovely family you have! <3

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  22. 5 Generations? That is truly amazing! Beautiful family, and Amanda's hair looks great short.

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  23. what a nice pictures, family is the only thing sure in life, lovely x

    www.thefashionmom.com

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  24. You have such an adorable family! Makes me wish mine was bigger!

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  25. So precious Keiko! I love your family!

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  26. Aw, what a gorgeous family you have!

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  27. I see a stunning resemblance between your grandfather, you, Tessa, and Roxy, even though it may not be readily apparent to a lot of people. Genetics are cool!

    Your great-grandma is awesome.

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  28. your family is so beautiful! and i adore the outfit post above this...
    tessa is so grown, too! ah!

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  29. Wow, your whole family is gorgeous. Your mom is beautiful and Moe looks so nice. Are you prepared to be back in the freezing weather?

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  30. You have a lovely family.

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  31. Gosh, your post made me happy. Beautiful, beautiful family. I wish I had that big family. And haha, has your grandma painted her brows with turquoise coloured pen? :) How clever! All the best!

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  32. You have a lovely family. It's so amazing how many generations you still have around. You're a very lucky girl :)

    http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

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  33. Roxy's toes in the last photo made me smile! haha such cute children

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  34. Wow, what a blessing Keiko!

    I only have one grandparent left but after her time that will only leave two generations in my family. I've never seen my great grandparents, heck I didn't even see all of my grandparents!

    Lovely blog by the way :)

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