Sunday, May 10, 2009

Six Generations of Motherhood

"100 years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...
but the world may be a better place
because I was important in the life of a child."

Four Generations- July 1967.
The pensive tot in the center is 19-month-old Little Karla.
My mother, Pallie Sue Ezell, is behind me holding me up.
Great-grand Mother Shumaker is on the left holding Baby Sister Naomi.
Grandmother Ernesteen Easley is on the right holding Baby Sister Dorcas.

My sisters and I are mothers of growing families now. Our mother is the "grandmother"... and Grandmother and Mother Shumaker are in Heaven.

Four Generations- August 1922.
The thoughtful little tot in this picture is Grandmother Ernesteen Easley.
Behind her is her mother, great grandmother Liffa Shumaker.
Beside Mother Shumaker is her mother, Martha Maberry, my great-great grandmother.
And seated is Mama 'Berry's mother, my great-great-great grandmother, Lucinda Bock.

I suspect the world is a better place today because each of these ladies was important in the lives of her children!
Her children rise up and call her blessed...
Proverbs 31.28


pse said...

Beautiful post, Karla.

Renee said...

Wonderful post! Have a blessed Mother's Day.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I just loved the pictures, great post and loving tribute to the Mothers of your past.
Happy Mother's Day

Aliene said...

So neat that you have these pictures as memories. Enjoyed your post.

Aliene said...

Oh yes, Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! got so involved in the pictures I almost forgot. Love you dear niece.

A Romantic Porch said...

Karla, That is wonderful! I don't know if I've ever seen that photo of Mother and Mother Shumaker holding the twins. xo rachel

A Romantic Porch said...

P.S. Happy Mother's Day! xorachel

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Karla,
What a wonderful heritage you have which now you have the honour of passing on to your own. How wonderful to have those photos too! Happy Mother's Day!


Dori said...

You are so good a these kind of posts! I loved them! When you have time could you email me the full size of those pictures? I'd love to have them! Love you! Hope your Mother's Day was great!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures, I have so few.
I was shocked to see that our great grandmothers had (sort of) the same name but different spelling. I had to look more than twice!

I hope it was a wonderful Mothers Day for you as well.
Thanks for the visit :)

Beth in NC said...

What awesome pictures to treasure!

MuseSwings said...

These pictures are such treasures! Hope your Mother's Day was just wonderful

TattingChic said...

What a really neat post! Those photos are treasures!

The saying is very sweet, too and so true!

Mother's Day is long past by now, but I hope it was a good one for you! :)