Five Golden Rings: Jane

December 20, 2009

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The Whiteside Family at Joe and Ruia's Wedding, December 30th, 1977.

A Christmas Memory that you can relate to is the Christmas Morning when there was  knocking at the door and who should appear but Joe and Ruia [my parents] who were supposed to be in Washington D.C. where Joe was going to graduate law school.  They had driven day and night to make it home for Christmas.  They were so  young and beautiful just as you and Kenzo are now.  Enjoy it, darling Janie, the years go so fast.

My favorite carol now and always is "Silent Night," but I love them all, and new ones like "the Little Drummer Boy" are wonderful.

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

Jane Whiteside (my grandmama, of course I had to give you the 5 Golden Rings for your five children!)

Grandmama, surrounded by family on Noche Buena as we gave her the following photo of all of her grandkids, including a great grandchild and two grand-son-in-laws:

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Looking at the camera:


Jane Whiteside as a baby

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Jane and Hue as young parents.  Aunt Carolyn on Hue's back.

Jane with her four oldest (left to right):  Bill, Carolyn, Laura and Ruia

Christmas . . . Carolyn, Ruia and Bill with their dad.

Her legacy:

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