Denise's family photos

My mother-in-law Denise is a very busy lady who spends most of her time taking care of her family and friends. Most women have a strained relationship with their mother-in-laws, but she is one of most selfless people I know. She spends most of her time taking care of her family, friends and neighborhood kids.

When she does have a free moment, she delights in the simple things -- a Sunday afternoon in her garden, a Saturday morning drive to the flea market to look for vintage treasures and a holiday spent with her children, granddaughters and soon-to-arrive grandson (!). She is an old soul, and many of her lifelong interests were formed during days and weekends spent with her beloved grandparents. Many of her family photos burned in a house fire years ago, so the photos she still has are very precious to her. Lately I have been working to digitize and create a photo book of her family photos. 

Here are a few of my favorites: 

  Clovis and Arletta Geno , Denise's parents. 

Clovis and Arletta Geno, Denise's parents. 

 Her adorable grandparents,  James and Pearl Barnes . 

Her adorable grandparents, James and Pearl Barnes

 Denise (bottom right) and most of her siblings. 

Denise (bottom right) and most of her siblings. 

 Denise's grandmother, Mommie Barnes (third for left), and her sisters (Sarah Gann, Myrtle Thorton, Pearl Barnes and Mary Gann).

Denise's grandmother, Mommie Barnes (third for left), and her sisters (Sarah Gann, Myrtle Thorton, Pearl Barnes and Mary Gann).

 Denise's sweet sister Glenda who was killed in a car accident a few weeks before Jonathan was born. 

Denise's sweet sister Glenda who was killed in a car accident a few weeks before Jonathan was born. 

 Baby Jonathan.

Baby Jonathan.

 Jonathan again. 

Jonathan again. 

 Denise (top right) and her sisters. 

Denise (top right) and her sisters. 

 Denise (right) with her cousin Susan and sister Sandi. 

Denise (right) with her cousin Susan and sister Sandi.