Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mom!

80 years young today!

One birthday is being celebrated today, but in the past, August 30th was more than just one birthday for my Mom; it was three birthdays.

You see, Mom, her sister Simone and their father Eugène were all born on August 30 – Mom in 1933, Simone in 1930 and Eugène in 1900.

Eugene Desgroseilliers and his daughter Jacqueline Belair in 1959
Eugène Desgroseilliers with his daughter Jacqueline, 1959

My aunt left us earlier this year in May, and my grandfather passed away in September 1960.

Simone Burdan in about 1959
Simone, about 1959

As my sister, my brother and our families come together today to celebrate Mom’s birthday, we’ll be sure to reminisce about those who are no longer with us and remember how August 30 was three times special for the Desgroseilliers family.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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