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  •  "The Girls" were a given for many families,... (13+ / 0-)

    except that in mine the grouping crossed generations.  My maternal grandmother was the youngest girl in a large family, and because the parents traveled a lot her care often fell to her eldest sister.  In a sense then, she was raised with this sister's two daughters (of roughly the same age).  Years later, my mother, her mother, and these two nieces of my grandmother all devoted one luncheon a week to gathering in the tea room of a downtown department store.  As a kid, I found it difficult to follow the relationships!

    "There is no way to give to honest toil its just reward--its full share of all wealth produced--but by the full application of the single tax. And righteousness and justice require it to be done." --A. Moll, 1897

    by Zwenkau on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:59:48 AM PDT

    •  Yes (10+ / 0-)

      At an earlier time (1890s), Fred Sr.'s parents died within a couple of years of each other. He took in his two youngest sisters, who were children (some 20 years younger than he). His daughters grew up with them. When they married and moved to the country 40 miles away, they remained close with their brother's wife and daughters, but not really with their brother himself. Sixty years later Emilie and Kittie still saw them and their daughters regularly.

      "I am not for a return to that definition of Liberty under which for many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1934

      by fenway49 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 09:04:13 AM PDT

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