Sunday, August 19, 2007

In the Land of the Living Ancestors

When my wife's 93-year old great-grandmother (Sunshine's great-great-grandmother) was hospitalized a few weeks ago, we dropped everything and booked a couple of tickets to the Philippines. You see, it has been nine years since her family has had five generations alive concurrently. And now that we've given rise to the long-anticipated fifth generation with our 7-month old, my wife wasn't about to let anything get in the way of her prized five-generation family photo.

Fortunately, great-great-grandmother’s condition has stabilized since, and she’ll probably stick around for some time to come.

So now, we’re here in the Philippines, and today we finally had the chance to have the photo the family has been waiting nine years for.

standing in for my late father-in-law is his brother, my wife's uncle.

and here's another priceless photo of Sunshine with her great-great-grandma!


thisislarry said...

Very cool! I'm glad you guys got the 5 generations together!

We were just in LA and visited my wai-po (bad shanghainese for my mom's mom). She really gets a kick out of seeing her great grandkids. I cant imagine how cool it must be to meet your great great grand kids, but maybe someday I will.

Anonymous said...

wow! Thanks for sharing the moment. Your baby has some great genes! ;)

OTRgirl said...

Very impressive! I love the bottom photo, the expressions on both of their faces make me smile.

Anonymous said...

I only see four generations.

Anonymous said...

Never mind. I see five now. sorry.