One fifth of a family
I’m one fifth of my family.
Yes that’s me in the fetching brown velour pantsuit on the left. This family portrait was taken in 1977 when I was sweet 16, nearly 17. I must admit to being very happy to have been born into this family 🙂
One fifth of my family
I’m one fifth of this family I helped to create and I’m very proud. Of all the many, many photos of my family, this is one of my all time favourites. It was taken at our daughter’s wedding in November 2015, and we all look so happy – yes maybe it was the wine talking but I still love it!
My fifth birthday party
When I found this photo from my fifth birthday party (see the five candles on the cake?), I fell in love with it. I wrote a Birthday Letter to myself last December and used this photo. Don’t I just look so cute and happy? 🙂
Memories of Fractions in Fifth Grade
I remember my father trying to teach me about fractions. He used to nearly pull his hair out as I wasn’t very clever and couldn’t grasp the concept. I have memories of him with cut up pieces of cereal boxes explaining over and over again how many parts make up a whole. I must have been in about fifth grade at the time.
If I’m being honest, this next photo doesn’t really have anything to do with either fractions or fifths but it made me think of that time with my father. I also needed a photo that I’ve actually taken, for this post, as it is supposed to be a photography challenge when all is said and done!
It’s a mandarin in segments and was part of a photo session I did with my sister a few months back. I happen to like it a lot! I’m just going to pretend that it fits in with the theme of fifths for this week. Maybe we can say it’s two-fifths of a mandarin. Thanks again to my sister for inspiring me and challenging me.
Note: It’s lucky I went on to marry The Mathematician isn’t it??
In my fifth decade
I have decided that my current decade, my fifth, is my favourite time so far. There have been lots of ups and downs but as I wrote in this post My Five Favourite Decades:
I am now:
- more confident in myself
- more happy with who I am
- more settled financially
- free of the stresses that go with working for a living
- a grandmother
- an award winning blogger!
The fifth month
I was very clever and had all my children within 5 weeks of each other with May being a special month for our family. Of course they weren’t all born in the same year!! I’m not that clever!
Our first daughter was born towards the end of May, our second daughter was born just shy of 2 years later in early May and our third daughter was born three years and a few weeks later in early June. Our middle daughter’s birthday is the very special May the 4th be with you day!
Yes I’ve read the book the 5th Wave 🙂 and this quote is very appropriate!
I’m aware this post has been more about memories than photos I’ve actually taken, but sometimes that’s where our thoughts take us when we sit down to write a blog post. Well mine do anyway!
I always enjoy hearing your thoughts. Any decent fifth topics I’ve neglected to mention?
Have a great week ahead.
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