Granddaughter Gracie Snow Howell captured the scene in a picture that has now gone viral. MaeDell now has over 620 grandkids between her own daughters’ kids and their children’s kids.
They believed this was special because it was all girls. Gracie, who co-starred with MaeDell, said
MaeDell’s daughter Frances Snow and grandchildren Gracie Snow Howell, Jacqueline Ledford, and Jaisline Wilson are seen in the shot. Hawkins’ granddaughter, Sheryl Blessing, captured the photograph.
MaeDell will be 99 years old in July.
She married a 50-year-old railway worker with 10 kids from a previous relationship when she was 16 years old in 1940.
Her husband, Bill Taylor, was often gone on business. According to Gracie, the couple still had 13 kids together, and they still lived without most contemporary comforts. The family lacked a washer and dryer, as well as running water.
She knew she had it tough, but she never complained, Gracie said.
Gracie went on to claim that she had never heard her mom, Frances, whine about a lack of anything in their house.
MaeDell’s love and support definitely resulted in decades of happy, healthy women and children, as seen by this snapshot of six generations of ladies.
“If everything goes well – the baby’s doing well, Grandma’s doing well – we’re all going to meet back in June and get another picture,” Gracie said.
The Kentucky grandmother has 106 grandkids, 222 great-grandchildren, 234 great-great-grandchildren, and 37 great-great-great-grandchildren spread across the United States.
We can’t fathom raising so many great kids on such a small budget! Leave your thoughts in the comments!