the by-product of other activities by summerfield

the by-product of other activities

my sister and i are in jacksonville, florida for the weekend to attend the 90th birthday celebration of my aunt juliana. aunt juliana is the remaining living sibling of my mother. her youngest daughter was there together with her daughter, my aunt's granddaughter, and her granddaughter, my aunt's great granddaughter.

i had the idea of taking a photo of the four generations of women in their family. my aunt has 10 children, four daughters and six sons. nine are married and have children and the eldest daughter is a spinster. the two other married daughters don't have granddaughters so this is the only one that filled the four-generation shot.

my cousins feted their mother (my aunt) with a luau, and it being a filipino celebration, food and booze were overflowing. there was a large roasted pig, boiled lobster, a giant fish deep fried and served with a plum sauce and julienne of vegetables, spring rolls, creme caramel, and lots more, and watermelon punch for the children. beer was in abundance and so was ice cold water as it was so hot here today as were the last several weeks, apparently. believe you me, after most of the guests left with containers of food, there were still so much that there is no doubt my cousin's family would have no need to cook for the rest of next week.

thought i'd present this shot as an entry for the album challenge.

band: Erdvilas
Erdvillas was one of the 21 early dukes of Lithuania who signed a treaty with Galicia–Volhynia in 1219.

album title: the by-product of other activities
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
- Aldous Huxley
beautiful generation portrait Vikki
August 13th, 2017  
Congratulations and happy birtday to your aunt. A wonderful age and she certainly doesnt look her age. Great processing too for your album cover challenge.
August 13th, 2017  
Beautiful portrait Vikki. Hope you are enjoying your vacation :)
August 13th, 2017  
How wonderful for you to be with family and enjoying the 90th celebration with your aunt. Keep having fun Ms.V. :)
August 13th, 2017  
A superb capitalization of events to present as your album cover! I applaud your creativity and your family commitments. Happy birthday to your aunt.
August 13th, 2017  
Nice memory of this event for them.
August 14th, 2017  
I see- a family affair brought you south. 90 years old- that's awesome! And an album cover to boot.
August 17th, 2017  
What a wonderfully happy event! Your aunt looks to be a rather youthful-looking 90! Glad you had a wonderful time!
August 22nd, 2017  
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