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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

"Bringing Christmas Home" Pictures

It took me a little longer to get the pictures from Christmas developed. Since I told everyone I was “Bringing Christmas Home” for Mom this year, I thought I’d share the family pictures. My oldest daughter Angel and her husband Tim drove in from near Harrisburg to celebrate Christmas day with Mom and I, and my daughter, Stacey drove up from Alabama with my grandchildren in tow. I finally got to see my grandson for the first time. He’s almost nine months old.

1. Angel, Tim and Mom.

2. Stacey, baby Quenton, Trinity and Mom.

3. All together again.

4. My daughters, my grandchildren, Mom and me.

5. Me, Mom and Two Feather, who never fails to make Mom smile.

Everyone took turns coming to visit Mom the days before Christmas. The whole group pictured above came to Mom’s for Christmas dinner. They visited for a bit before dinner and after dinner my girls helped clean up and left because Mom was getting tired.

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Blogger Ray Wong said...

What a lovely family.

1/09/2006 12:25 AM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Thanks again. These are more pictures to add to my collection of Christmas's with Mom. In 53 years, I've spent all but one with her.

1/09/2006 12:51 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Great pics, Jo. Thanks for sharing.

1/15/2006 4:26 PM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Thanks, Jill. It was a truly wonderful feeling having my kids and grandkids there once again to share Christmas day with Mom. I know Mom appreciated, too!

1/15/2006 5:37 PM