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Wedding cake 1953

The newly minted Dennis & Jane Agle

My lucky number has and always will be 3. But! The number 7 is a very important number to us Agles. It all started long, long ago. Set to the tune of “(They Tried To Tell Us We’re) Too Young,” Dennis and Jane Agle were married…

Hazel Twigg & the Hollyhock Hideaway book number SEVEN, first book in a series of SEVEN is up for auction right now and you can see it HERE. It ends this Wednesday.

I’ve always been very proud to have come from a large family. Perhaps it’s what also made me so competitive. In fact, when I proudly announce that I come from a family with seven children, and some scoundrel says, “Oh, really? I came from a family of nine…” blah, blah, blah…HMPF!!

I’m so sensitive and shy, that perhaps a touch of competitiveness is a good thing.


The kids in our family came in two bunches. There was the first five of us:

Easter 1966a

Carol, Dennis, Me, Kenny and January, all dressed up for Easter.

Followed by a seven year gap, and then the last two:

Julie With Her Doll7


Erik 1st Gradea

…and Erik









Which officially made me the middle child! Of seven! Three above, and three below! “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” indeed.

We have been seven strong for a very long time. And my parents were married for 60 wonderful years before my father’s passing. SEVEN is a lucky number, and I am so lucky to have been a part of the seven.

Goodbye car 53

Thank you, Mom and Dad!

Book #8 was purchased by…Shawn P. of Loma Linda, California. He also purchased Book #10! He’s like, the Michelle of these last numbered books! Thank you, Shawn!

And with that, I leave you! Happy Monday, you’re my favorite!

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4 Commentsto SEVEN.

  1. Jane Agle says:

    What a fun post! I’m so proud of the 7 great kids!

  2. Sue Ann says:

    Greetings Ruth! Great story & LOVE THE PICTURES! Reminds me of us! But we were 5 girls then one (late in life) boy. My brother had 6 MOM’S HA HA! My parents had 62 years together! I’m officially the youngest (girl) & today is my birthday 66 years today! Still reading the book & then I’ll reluctantly send it off to my niece the bookworm! Guess I should get another one for myself! Hugs, & thanks for the memories! Sue Ann

    • Ruth says:

      Ooh! 62 years! That brings out the competitiveness in me…ah, well!

      SIX MOMS!! What a hoot! Hope he turned out okay, poor thing…

      Hope you’re enjoying the book and hope your niece does too!