Family

They made me who I am…but you really can’t blame them.  =)  Here’s my first family.  The one I was born into.

Meet my parents:

Dad (Dale Ownby), Me, Mom (Cathy Ownby)

I was the firstborn.  My parents had my sister, Peggy, when I was two years old.  This picture was taken on her 37th birthday, December 25, 2000.  I don’t remember what year her heart problems began, but she had triple bypass surgery when she was 40 and she died on March 3, 2006 at 42 years old.  We miss her terribly.  She left a son, James, who is 28 now, and a daughter, Kim, who is 25.

My baby sister, Sarah, was born when I was seven.  This picture was taken last year with her baby, Meg, who had been enjoying a s’more then tried to get the marshmallow off by wiping her hand on the grass.  As you can see, it didn’t work too well.

This is the family I grew up with.  I love them dearly.

Then, when I was 18, I met my future husband, Jay Hershberger.  Now that’s a funny story!

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