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Family History

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BC: Happy Mother's Day 2011

FC: Memories

1: Birth Mother Pauline Gertrude (McMackin) Frith

2: Grandparents | Parents | Mary "Elaine" Elwell Born: 11-18-1943 Adopted: 12-24-1943 | Robert "Bob" Henry Elwell 11-23-1906 to 3-23-1996 | MaryAnn "Eileen" Arsenault 7-19-1908 to 9-16-1983 | Monica Wedge | Louis Arsenault | Grace M. Dube | Joseph Enos

3: May 23, 1934 L to R: Wilfred Arsenault, Bob Elwell, Eileen Elwell, Katherine Young | Mom and Dad's Wedding Day

4: Mom's Siblings L to R: Wilfred "Bill" Arsenault, Mom, Ernest "Ernie" Arsenault | Dad's Sibling Madeline Dube-Herbert

5: 1943 | Mary "Elaine" Elwell November 18, 1943

6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers

7: 1944

8: Me, Mom, and Dad

9: 1945 | Me and Butch | Me, Tim, and Butch

10: Me, Scott and Steve Foster | Me and Dick Hayward | Me in outfits that Mom made

11: 1946-47 | Steve Foster, Dick Hayward, Me, Scott Foster, Raymond Jenkins | Bobbie Hallgren, Me, Steve and Scott Foster | Me and Mom

12: Cowboys and Indians Scott Foster, Me, John MacDougal | Me and Donna Darling | Phillip (cousin), Gwen Gilman, Paul (cousin), Donald Arsenault, Mom holding Renee, Aunt Peg,and Me at Old Orchard Beach

13: 1948-49 | Steve Foster's Bday Front: Paul and Peter Hallgren, Juddy Smith, Dickie Haywood, Bobby Rioux, Nancy and Diane Huff, Sandra Smith, Steve Foster, Johnny MacDougal, Scott Foster, Joyce Tuclar, and Me | Me, Steve and Scott Foster | Me, Renee, Philip and Paul Arsenault | Donna Darling, Me, Joann Sabourin, Diana Perkins

14: Mom working at Sears (jewelry manager) | Fall of 1950 standing in front of the doll house that Dad made me | Me and my cat (Ginger)

15: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | 1950-51 | The 3 of us in Greenwood, MA | Me with Aunt Madeline and Lady (dog) | Me and Nana Dube | Mom, Dad, Nana Dube, and Me

16: Me with Sandra, Butch, and Baby Brother. Grandchildren to neighbors Joe and Anna Gaudette (my 2nd parents) | Me and Joanne Sabourin | Me and Joanne Sabourin | Me with cousins Renee and Phil

17: 1952 | Barbara Johnson, Me, Maryann Burke, Barbara Filieo | Barbara Johnson and Me | 1st Communion | My 2nd grade teacher Mrs Johnson came to my house to have lunch with the girls from class. Standing L to R: Barb Johnson, Corine Carr, Marianne Burke, Me - Sitting L to R: Doris Boxer, Jane Baade, Jane Richardson, Cathy R, Cheryl Bruns, Donna Darling

18: Me, Mom and Dad | Ginger | Family cookout at Aunt Peg and Uncle Ernie's | Me and cousins | Phil, Paul, Donald, and Uncle Ernie

19: 1953 | Me and Joanne Sabourin | Mom and I in a PTA talent show | Cowgirls - Mom made everyone's costume

20: Visiting Mom's family in Prince Edward Island | Nola, Erma, Brenda, and Billy (my doll) | Anne of Green Gables House | Me, Erma, Nola, Brenda at Anne of Green Gables | Me, Hermine, Mom, and Noel | Me, Stanley, Jeannette, Noel, Mom, and Dad | Me, Erma and Nola Blacquiere, Phyllis (cousin), and Brenda

21: 1954 | Me, Annette Donatello, and Mom | Me, Aunt Mildred, and Mom | Me and Mom | Indians - Mom made everyone's costume

22: Me, Mom, and Dad in Quebec | Dutch Girl's Mom made everyone's costume | Me, Aunt Madeline, Mom, and Dad on Easter Sunday | Me, Aunt Madeline, Mom, and Uncle John on Easter Sunday

23: 1955 | Me, Annette Donatello, Jane Baade, Barbara Johnson | Lorraine Sawtelle, Annette Donatello, Me, Joanne Sabourin, Carol Lee, Donna Darling | Barbara Johnson, Jane Baade, Annette Donatello, Me | Annette Donatello, Me, Barbara Johnson, Jane Baade | Marianne Burke, Barbara Johnson, Me in Naples | Me, Mary Anne Burke in Naples | Susan Martin, Annette Donatello, Barb Johnson, Gail MacDougal

24: Me, Bob Floyd, Paul Hallgreen, Johnny Darling | Aunt Peg, Uncle Ernie | Barb Johnson and Me at Two Lights | Barbara Johnson and Me

25: 1956-57 | Barbara Johnson, Me, Annette Donatello, Marianne Burke | Nana Dube, Mom, Aunt Madeline, and Dad | Annette Donatello | Karen Williams, Sally Lou Kneeling, Francis Jimino, Eleanor York, Lynda Baldwin | Mom, Marianne Burke, Barbara Johnson, Annette Donatello, and Me | My 13th Bday - L to R front: Butch Minervino, Charlie Goodspeed, Marianne Burke. L to R back: Annette Donatello, Scott Foster, Me, Steve Foster

26: 8th Grade Cheering - L to R: Me, Judy Loisel, Diana Sawyer, Mary Manson, Dianne Warren, Judy Edes, Debbie Letson, Susan Ginn, Judy Lawrence, Dordy Maras | Freshman High School - AnnMarie Albert, Gloria Boyd, Barbara Johnson Front: Nancy Kelly, Donna Madore | Jerry and I in front of his car on Kidder Street | Mom's Birthday

27: 1958-59 | Annette Donatello baking a cake | Eddie Miraglia and I | OA Club (sorority) Formal | L to R: Butch Napolitano, Annette Donatello, Me, Eddie Miraglia | L - R: Joey Iaconeta, Annette Rague, Patty Dascanio, Walter Markley | Ralph "Butch" Napolitano, Annette Donatello

28: Parakeet "Opie" | Emerald Ball - L to R: Ted Libby, Annette Donatello, Me, Roger Provencher | Me, Roger Provencher | My 2nd parents Joe and Anna Gaudette

29: 1960-61 | L to R: Jerry MacVane, Me, Corrine Carr, John Peterson | Me, Jerry MacVane | Me, Jerry MacVane | Me, Jerry MacVane | "Shaw's Gang"

30: Senior Picture 1962 | Senior Prom | L - R: Rita Perron, Me, Barbara Johnson, Brigid Flaherty, Barbara Croy | Me and Steve Swift | Chaperone's - Mom and Dad in back | L to R: Dad, Pat Swift, Estelle Swift, Russel Swift, Steve Swift, Me | Steve Swift's Camp

31: 1962-64 | Me and Brigid receiving nursing cap at Mercy Hospital by Sr, Consuelg | Me and Brigid Flaherty-Murphy | Me and Patsy Bulger - Nursing school friend from Rumford | Me and Sister Mary Faith "Jean Caron" | Me and Steve Swift at his Jr. Prom | Me and Steve Swift at my Sr. Prom | Sister Flavia - HS Principal | Barb Croy, Barb Johnson | HS Graduation

32: 1965 | Nursing School Graduation

33: After I graduated from nursing school I worked at Mercy Hospital in Portland as an IV Nurse from September 1966 - January 1995. I married my first husband Jerry MacVane on 9-18-1965. We had two daughters. Kimberly Ann 11-2-1967 and Susan Lynn 6-18-1969. Jerry and I divorced 6-11-1974. In October of 1975 I met my husband Alan C. Hewett. He had one daughter Terri Lynne 8-26-1972. Alan and I got married on 9-26-1980 and had one daughter Valerie Jean on 12-31-1980. I have known all of my life that I was adopted, but I never knew that I had siblings until 1986. September of 1986 I met my oldest sister Edie, February of 1987 I met my older sister Betty, and July of 1987 I met my little sister Marion. As of 2011, Alan and I have almost been married 31 years. We have 5 grandchildren. Kim's children (Jessica Elizabeth 1-23-1989 and Megan Eileen 1-21-1994), Sue's children (Brianna Nicole 6-19-1995 and Connor Edward 5-27-1998), and Terri's child (Sophia Genevieve 5-30-2008).

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