Celebrating Mom Taylor's ninety-fifth birthday...

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Mom95th(TB) Yesterday, Mary Lee and I were in Wheaton for the celebration of Mom (Margaret Louise nee West) Taylor's ninety-fifth birthday. What a wonderful day we had and what a godly heritage Mom and Dad have given, and continue to give us. We're around one hundred now, Mom and her descendants, and we gather once a year in Michigan at what we call "the Michigan House" for a family reunion each summer...

We eat under a tent and go to the beach each day with all the chilluns. It's about a half-mile walk down the dirt road, then up and over the very high dunes and down onto the most beautiful beach in the world because so full of love and joyful memories (and, I should add, several near drownings of grown men).

Anyhow, here's a pic of those of us able to gather in Wheaton yesterday, to take joy in Mom's love and lifelong service to us all which she offered and continues to offer to the Lord Jesus. (The post immediately following is a tribute to the motherhood of my mother and Mom Taylor we first published here on Baylyblog back in 2004.)

Names, from left: Mrs. Mark (Carol) Taylor, Mrs. Peter (Sharon) Taylor, Ms. Becky Kraft (first child), Peter Taylor (fourth child), Ms. Janet Taylor (fifth child), Mrs. Phil (Cindy) Brown (seventh child), Mark Taylor (sixth child), Mrs. Jim (Alison) Lingo (tenth child), Tim Bayly, Mrs. Tim (Mary Lee) Bayly (ninth child), Bob Worcester, Mrs. Bob (Gretchen) Worcester (eighth child); and of course, seated, the queen of the party, Mrs. Kenneth N. (Margaret Louise) Taylor.

Two children were missing, John Taylor (second child), and Ms. Marty Taylor (third child).