Wordless Wednesday: growing up but not apart

Margaret, Elizabeth and Sandra Ramsay, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. c. 1952-53.

Margaret, Elizabeth and Sandra Ramsay, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. c. 1952-53.

I don’t have sisters, so I’ve always been fascinated by my mother’s relationship with her four sisters.  Seeing these old photos of them as girls just reinforces how close the bonds of family are.

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13 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: growing up but not apart

  1. Beautiful photo — they look alike, and so happy!

    I too missed having sisters, and was a little envious of the adult friendship my Mom had with her younger sister. But she’s a favorite Aunt, and still a part of my life as the surviving sibling of her generation.

  2. It’s great that you have such a good relationship with your aunt. I grew up on the other side of the world to my parents’ siblings, and only got to know my a few of aunts, and as an adult. I’m so glad I did though. :-)

    • :-) You are right about the resemblance! My aunt Margaret in particular looks so like their mother in that shot, and also their maternal grandmother. The Ramsay girls and their daughters all share a “look”. I once had to collect a cousin’s daughter who was visiting NZ. I’d never met her, had forgotten the street address that I was looking for, but knew exactly where to stop because the young woman sitting on the front porch was the image of my Aunt May – her grandmother!

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