Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Mom was born July 12, 1924 and has lived in Kaukauna, WI most of her life, with relatively short periods of time in Askeaton, WI, Minneapolis, MN, Springfield, IL, Little Chute, WI, Kimberly, WI. She has lived at the same address since May, 1959, where she raised her family.

Mom is one of six siblings, the third child of Dan and Florence (nee Campbell) Burns, the oldest girl. There were three boys, three girls in the very Irish family, one brother now deceased.

She married Dad on Oct 2, 1948 in St Mary's Catholic Church, Kaukauna. Together, they had ten children, six daughters and four sons. He left us in death on June 3, 1987, but has remained in our hearts, and in hers. She speaks of him often these last few years.

She went to school to become an RN at St Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, WI, but life got in the way, and she left before graduating. She worked a large portion of her life at Kaukauna Community Hospital and St Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI as a nursing assistant, retiring in January 1988 when the snow began, because she had always hated driving in snow.

Mom has ten children, 31 (with one on the way) grandchildren (as well as one who died pre-birth), and a growing number of great-grandchildren (another due in Jan 2009).


God bless!

Dan, Mom, Jack, Mary, Bob
(Alice had not yet been born when this picture was taken)

We (her children) have always loved this picture of Mom,
0ften referring to it as "Mom in Pearls".

Mom in Little Chute with one of her 4 sons, and three of my cousins.

Grandpa Burns, Mom and Dad
at the wedding of her younger brother, my godfather, Dan ("Bud")

Mom and Dad and nine of ten children.

June 27, 1970
Our wedding day.
My parents are on the right in the photo.

May 19, 2008
Mom was in the hospital on the day of her grandson's wedding.
They went to see her before their reception.


Blogger Jean M. Heimann said...

Happy birthday and best wishes to your mom!

I am praying for birthday blessings for her.

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!

Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 1:24:00 PM CDT  
Blogger WICatholic said...

Thanks, Jean!

God bless!

Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 2:15:00 PM CDT  

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