Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Well Would Ya Lookee Here!

My Aunt Grace, my father's sister
when she was 26.

Her Great, Great Niece, Hazie
(our granddaughter)

My sweet friend, Margaret in Edinburgh, was stumbling through my blog and found an old post about my Aunt Grace that I did when she died in September of 2008. She just happened to notice how much Hazie resembles Gracie from the little photo I have on the top of my sidebar! You can probably compare them the best in the same view she did.

Margaret, thank you! It would have gone unnoticed by me and I cannot believe the similarities, they share some DNA for sure. I cannot think of anyone I'd rather have her grow up to be like either. Aunt Grace was full of life, a spiritual giant, and a beautiful fun-loving person. She was bright and compassionate and didn't have an enemy in the world. She brought light where ever she went, just like Hazie! Oh, I am just so thrilled by your discovery! A million hugs and thanks!


Deanna said...

It is true! Oh to have had a child with red hair! I see it in the eyes and mouth but then again Bonnie, I see a bit of you in your Aunt as well. I'm just partial to red headed little angels! All three of you have the most beautiful names ever...(can one end a sentence with ever?)

I attended a ladies luncheon today which was held downtown (oh the traffic!) and had a very nice time. My feet hurt as I wore some sparkly green glittery shoes that I made all by myself. Okay, all I did was sprinkle green glitter on them and made a big shamrock for a buckle.

Guess where I am going on Sunday morning? Guess!

Deanna :D

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Bonnie,
wow, they really do look a lot alike.
How neat is that!!

Hope you are doing well my friend,
Blessings, Nellie

Neabear said...

Your Aunt Grace was beautiful and so is Hazie. I can see some resemblance now that you point that out. Pretty cool!


rwmjs said...

Bonnie--Thanks for sharing--it is remarkable the coloring, the eyes; the entire aura! I love it. Families are so wonderful! MJ

Marie said...

As soon as I saw it I thought, how like Hazie she looks! But then also I see a resemblance to you! How beautiful! xxoo

laura.elizabeth said...

Wow, who knew?! I love it. Aunt Grace and Hazel two of my favorite people!

Sister Susie said...

I'm never lucky to receive the pretty genes. My feet, nose, and body form comes from my dad's genes. Big toes, big nose,
Big body, big clothes!
Love you, lady,

Sr Margaret said...

Oh, Bonnie, you are most welcome. As you know I am half Jew, part Romany, and the events of the 20th century left me with very little real family and so I am always fascinated by resemblances in families. Aunt Grace looks bright and compassionate, deserving of her name, and I know Hazel will be too - she's already so cheerful and strong dealing with things most children (thankfully) never do.

LA Adams said...

What a nice perspective from someone else's view! Just a slightly different view can add so much to our lives. I know when we read scriptures and talk about them with the children they will give insights from their perspective that really adds to ours. - Example: We were reading one night about Ammon and King Lamoni and Ammon was offered one of the daughter to marry. Rebekah piped up with, "Oh she's a princess and he's a prince so they could get married." Wow suddenly the ramifications of dynastic marriages and mergers jumped into our adult minds and that whole passage had a different subtext to us.

Janet said...

They do look a like. Isn't it amazing. I have a nephew that looks like my Uncle when he was little. It is so weird. My Uncle Gus has been gone for several years now but Kesten is just 6 years old. What a great memory.

I also had an Aunt Grace. She was my favorite Aunt.

Thank for sharing!

Caroline Craven said...

I'm not seeing it. When I look at Hazie, all I see is you, so much of you that I just can't see Aunt Grace.