Family Photos, 100 Years Young.

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The DeLongs have a special place in my heart.  I suppose that’s appropriate with me dating a particularly awesome DeLong!  Family photos also hold a special place for me.  They preserve people at particular moments, blinks in time really, for a lifetime.

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These pictures can call back to times that may be hard to remember years later.  Do you remember when your little brother was smaller then you?  It’s hard to fathom when he’s 6 feet tall and shaving.  Or when Uncle Franks still had hair?  Life happens, you blink and now the children are the parents and the parents are grandparents. Capturing these moments are particularly special in a family lucky enough to have four generations; with the patriarch checking in at 100 years young!  That’s right, Howard will be celebrating his centennial this Sunday.

Howard, aka GGdad (Great Granddad), is a smart, funny and an unbelievably caring man.  The past 100 years has been filled with lots of cross-country travels, golf, laughter and family.  Howard and his wife have two sons, four grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

And the family is still growing….

I love my family.  While I wish we lived closer and could get together more often, it’s always a treat for me to spend time with other people’s families.  I see the same smile reflected in children, grandchildren and even GREAT grandchildren’s faces.  Being able to capture those moments is significantly gratifying.

 

Happy early 100th Birthday Howard!  I can’t wait to celebrate with you this weekend!  Wishing you a birthday full of love, family and laughter, much like the past 100 years has been!

– Allison

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