Friday, January 2, 2009

"Twins Are A Kiss Blown From The Hand Of God"

This Friday, I'm sharing photos of my dad, Horace
and his twin brother, Maurice.
They were born in Kentucky in 1914
to parents who would have three sets of twins
and two other childen.

My dad is on the left.
Take a look at those bottles!
Hearts entwined
Twenty fingers, twenty toes.
two sweet babies with cheeks of rose.
Born on the same day, two gifts from above,
lives entwined, two babies to love.
~Author Unknown~

My dad is on the left with the shaggy dog.
The boy's wooden horses were made by their granddaddy.
He was shown on an earlier Friday.

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore...
but let there be spaces in your togetherness.
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you
~Kahlil Gibran~

Here they are again with aunts and an uncle. I love the leg warmers.

My dad is on the right in this photo.

As you can see, they were fraternal twins.

The one on the right is my dad.

We came into the world like brother and brother;
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.
~William Shakespeare~

Horace and Maurice grew more different in appearance as time went on. However, they were bound by their love of music. They loved to get together to sing and play their guitars and mandolin and did so until they were parted.

I hope you all enjoy our family photos. You are more than welcome to join us each Friday. Just email me to let me know that you would like to do so.

Take a few minutes to visit my friends who are sharing their families and memories with you today. They love to hear what you think of their photos, so please let them know with your comments.











Claudie said...

Ok I'm learning something new every day about you dear Deborah. I see that you write poetry. You never told me!! I saw the Baker's Dozen book and thought "oh no she likes to cook" but alas you write. WOW
Horace & Maurice 1914 holy cow & how many sets of twins?? Those bottles are humongous!!
Music makes my heart sing and obviously kept them together.
Happy Foto Friday Deborah

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, happened to see your blog on a "traffic feed" at another blog site. The feed said that you are from Raleigh.. Well, I had to come over for a visit, because, although I am now living in Utah, we moved here from Chapel Hill. Our families are originally from NC. My people are from White Lake and my husband's mom is from Nashville, NC.

Are you familiar with any of those places? Are you from NC originally?

Hope to hear from you,

YayaOrchid said...

Deborah, how fortunate you are to have such wonderful treasures as those early pictures of your Dad and Uncle! I cannot imagine how absolutely great that is!! I wish I could see my ancestors when they were young too. Such a beautiful post!


Lovely post!!
Happy Belated Anniversary
and a very Happy New year too!!!

jeanne said...

Hi Deborah, thank you for adding my name today. Your photos are awesome. I love the one with the cute dog held by your aunt and the leg warmers. A very handsome family. Your dad and uncle are so handsome and it is so obvious that they loved each other. They must have been a loving family and having music in the house is wonderful too.
Thank you for sharing your family with such lovely photos and text.


Teresa Porter said...

Hi Deborah,
You really must have a treasure trove of family photos. I love seeing your pics and hearing the story behind them.

Montee said...

These pictures are great! Oh my, I can imagine what those two got into! I bet that was a fun household! I would have loved to hear them play music together. The guitar, mandolin and banjo are 3 of my favorite instruments. Bluegrass music is the best.

Joy said...

What a track record for twins! Wow!

Handsome fellows they were.

Fantastic photos Deborah! Thank you so much for sharing them with us; vintage family photos are priceless. Thanks for hosting this every week. :o)

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Oh, my, gosh! What fantastic pics you have of your father and his twin! What handsome young men! I also enjoyed reading about the makeup of the family! Two sets of twins? Wow!

Precious, precious pics! Thanks for sharing!


claudie said...

I few of the gils didn't post today and I'm finished my rounds. I got up just after you 11:00.
It's snowing lightly and making everything beautiful again.
Going out shopping tomorrow with my son's x-girlfriend. I take her second hand shopping since she's a teen and doesn't have allot of $$. I love it also. Now I'm hunting for Valentines vintage stuff (good luck with that one around here) but it's a day out with a sweet girl.
Have a good day
Hugs Claudie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

These pictures are priceless! I can't believe they had 3 sets of twins.

I once wanted twins...didn't happen even though there are lots of twins in my family!


Mary said...

Well your family beat mine - my grandparents only had 2 sets of twins!! Those photos are precious and priceless Deborah - you are so fortunate to have them and that they're in such great shape.

OK, I've given in because several people wanted to know about the car - there's another post up now! I just didn't want to sound 'braggy', especially when so amny people are struggling to keep their older cars going! It is a lovely car and I'm really grateful to Bob for saving for a long time and treating me.

Have a fabulous weekend dear friend.

Mary said...

I can't believe I missed that post Deborah - I thought I'd scrolled through them all! Guess with all the excitement and busy days I slipped up. Thanks for sharing, and for your nice words - we are quite a cute 'family' aren't we?

.....and I'll drive you anywhere, anytime, don't hesitate to call if you need me!

Teresa Porter said...

Hi Deborah,
Thank you for visiting me again.
you know, I never thought of my grandparents names that way...Jewel and Royal...

How did I miss that?

thanks for pointing out the obvious to me.


Ellen said...

These photos are so wonderful. How lucky you are to have these. And to have multiple sets of multiples. I feel blessed to have been able to see these photos. Thank You. Ellen

Ellen said...

These photos are so wonderful. How lucky you are to have these. And to have multiple sets of multiples. I feel blessed to have been able to see these photos. Thank You. Ellen