A is for April #AtoZChallenge

Annie Black Gunter

A is for Annie.  Annie Black Gunter was my great-grandmother, through my daddy’s daddy.  My daddy knew her as “Big Mama”.  I am named for her and her sister Suzie.

April is a big birthday month for our family.  All of our grandmothers, except for one, were born in April.

In the order of their birth date (month/day), here they are:

Maggie Pressley Spence

Maggie Pressley Spence, my maternal grandma, was born 2 April 1917.

Evelyn Floree Fowler Gunter

Evelyn Floree Fowler Gunter, my paternal granny, was born 14 April 1921.

Ruby Fowler McClendon

Ruby Fowler McClendon, David’s paternal grandma, was born 29 April 1910.

These great ladies have all gone on to their Heavenly reward.  We are very blessed, and forever grateful, to have had them in our lives.


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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21 Responses to A is for April #AtoZChallenge

  1. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    Wow! What a wonderful tribute and a great start to the challenge. I love you. ZIng! Zing!

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Three birthdays this month in my family!

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  3. I agree, a great tribute and start to the challenge!

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  4. 15andmeowing says:

    I always wondered who that was a photo of on your blog. Great start on the challenge!

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  5. They all have beautiful smiles!

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  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Lovely memories of your family. Happy April and A to Z! 🙂

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  7. eschudel says:

    Wonderful topic for this challenge!!

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    • Thanks, Emily. They won’t all necessarily have to do with family, but that’s how it is turning out so far. I am mostly just doing random topics for this challenge this year, unless a definite plan decides to hit me upside the head soon. 🙂 Have a blessed Sunday!

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  8. kiwinana says:

    Nice photos, looking forward to you posts for A to Z challenge.
    Pleased you are feeling better than you were at Christmas. Hope David’s feeling well also.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  9. Vanessence says:

    That’s awesome you were named after your great-grandmother and great-great aunt!

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  10. Suzanne, your granny has the same birthday as my baby brother. He would be 51 on the 14th but the Lord took him home just after his 40th bday. I can’t believe he’s been gone eleven years. It doesn’t seem like it! Thanks for sharing! Have a good day, my friend!

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    • I am so sorry about your baby brother, Cathy. He was so very young. If I counted correctly, he was about 8 months younger than me. It is amazing how quickly the time goes by, yet seems like it was only yesterday. {{{Hugs}}}
      Have a blessed evening.


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