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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Birthday, Aunt Ginnie ~




Today, Eighty-four years ago, a very special aunt, to yours truly (the current keeper of our family history), was born to Robert N. Eimes (1898-1979) and Ines 'Inez' Eimes nee Tabeling (1908-1983).

It was in 2008, on my first → genealogy trip ←  to Kentucky, that I would meet my Aunt Ginnie for the first time in my life! When I started researching my family history, I discovered I had a long lost aunt.  We have grown very close to each other since, we talk every Wednesday and Sunday . . . I couldn't have been blessed with a more beautiful auntie!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT GINNIE . . . We love you so very much!

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This photo was taken of my aunt by a professional photographer and displayed in his studio window - aunt Ginnie looks like a movie star! She surprised  me with a copy of this beautiful photo, that now hangs in my home. 


9 comments:

Jana Last said...

How beautiful she is! Is it safe to assume you were named after her?

Happy birthday to your sweet aunt!

Gini said...

Thank you, Jana! Yes, I was named after her . . . I feel so blessed and it turns out we are so much alike too!

Jacqi Stevens said...

Gini, what an arresting portrait! Stunning! How sweet of you to renew a relationship with this aunt, and how thoughtful of her to pass along this prized portrait to you as the keeper of your family's memories.

Betty Taylor said...

She does look like a movie star. Quite lovely!

Barbara Poole said...

I was going to ask Jana's question, but now I know. (I was also named after an aunt.) How wonderful to be still chatting with her during the week, you are both fortunate. Happy Birthday, Aunt Ginnie

Michelle Taggart said...

She was really a beautiful woman. Fun to be named after her and to know that you are alike. Happy Birthday to your Aunt Ginnie!

Gini said...

Thank you, Michelle . . . she was a very beautiful woman, very striking . . . and to have such a sweet, loving and wise aunt and to be named after her was and is a true blessing!

Gini said...

Thank you, Barbara . . . when I started my genealogy journey, never did I ever imagine that I would find a long lost aunt and that she would still be living to get to know her, hear some wonderful family stories and be given great photos of my father when he was small, my grandmother and of course my Aunt Ginnie, such as the one in my post.

I did talk to her on her birthday and we had a great conversation . . . she is such a gem. It's great to be named after wonderful aunts isn't it!

Gini said...

Thank you, Betty!