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Pinkie
I know ! I had thought maybe Michele is a baby boomer, and she looks about 32, LOL !!
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Nicky
Beautiful photos, Michele! You don't look like you've changed at all since I met you. You look a lot like your dad here, too - the photo of him you posted recently. Your daughter's boyfriend has photographic talent.
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HulaGirlComingBack
What a nice photo! You all look very cheerful. Lisa is the dark haired young lady, right? Allan looks very Scandinavian. We should all post a picture of our family for the holidays, you know. Who took this photo, Michele? Oh, I see, your daughter 'a boyfriend.
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cordibaz
Hi Michele,
You all look really fit and healthy, living in America is not doing you any harm, must be the weather, remember, the sun shines on the righteous,
I have visited the USA many times and love the way of life and the American people, I even saw The Ink Spots in Hawaii in 1981.
Great Pics.
Baz.
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michele

Thank you, everyone. I feel a little strange with all this attention, but it's very flattering. 

I am definitely old enough, lol. I'll be 56, Dec 25. I've always looked younger, though. I didn't like it when I was a teenager and in my 20s and people thought I was a kid, and you always want to look at least your age. Then, because Jacqueline's eyes are so blue, and we look so different, they assumed I was the nanny. No, no, she's mine! But now, of course, I am grateful.

Yes, Ali, my hair is curly. When I was a kid and teenager, I straightened it. There were no products, it wasn't in style, and as soon as it was the slightest bit damp, it would frizz. Then I discovered my hairdresser when I was 19, and he showed me how to wear it curly, and I've never straightened it since.

Allan and I have been married 21 years, together 23. Jacqueline and Lisa are not his biological daughters, though he's been in their lives since Lisa was a year. My ex (A**hole) was off with his girlfriend when Lisa was eight months old, and Jacqueline was 2. And I had quit my job to be a stay at home mom. It was a horrible time, but my parents and my brother were there for me. The girls haven't seen their biological father since they were little.

I found an amazing therapist and joined a support group to help you get through divorce. Well, it helped me, all right, I met Allan. His mother had dragged him (he would never join a support group on his own, but they were both going through a divorce - so he was dealing with it from his wife leaving and his parents splitting) and we've been together ever since.

My parents were so upset with me, a new relationship so fast, what about the girls, etc., but I never felt about anyone the way I felt about him. It was so weird because I had such a strong feeling that I knew him from before, but we had never met. Yet it was so intense. And I knew that we'd be together from the first night we met.

 Susy, Jacqueline has blue eyes, and Lisa's are brown-green. People used to think I was the nanny when she was born because we look so different, and I was like, no, no, I'm the mother! 

Here's a baby pic with Jacqueline and me. I was 29 when she was born, and, well . . . old enough!

And Baz, thank you for your kind words, and while I love the States and Americans, I am actually Canadian. I live an hour away from Toronto.
 

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And here they are, my girls, all grown up. OI+lo6IOSraQaiN8gycFMA_thumb_95f.jpg  UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_8ab.jpg
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