Do you have Godparents?
Do your children have Godparents?
Are there people who are still asked to
As you can see from my profile, I have
8 children... all grown now and parents
themselves. And none of them have
Godparents. I didn't make a conscience
decision to not have them for them. I
just never thought about it one way or
Which is odd it's self, as I had two
Godmother's, but never heard if I
had a Godfather. Which is weird too.
My two Godmother's were related
somehow, as they both had the same
last name, I think. Not really sure
about that either now. See I really never
I went to my class reunion in 1957,
and while there, I decided to look up,
my Godmother's. I don't even know
how I knew where to look for the first
one. And that one showed me how to
get a hold of the other.
One lived in an assisted living place.
She was a beautiful woman with
lovely white hair, and dressed to the 9's.
Her apartment was beautifully done. She
was in her 80's
Of the two, she was the one I remember
the best. Because I had not seen these
women since I was about 4 or 5, even
though we lived with in 10 miles of each
I had a nice visit with Maude.
And she told me how to get a hold of
the other one. I wrote to Maude and
sent pictures that I took of her. Never
heard back from her.
The other one lived in a condo like
place. Very nice. She was a little more
suspicious of why I was there. I thought
of telling her, my mother had passed away,
(she had 7 years before) and I was there
for her to take care of me...but had second
thoughts, as I didn't know what her sense of
humor was like. She was kind of quiet and
direct to the point in all of her conversation.
I had told both of them, I was sorry I missed
out on their lives. And I wished them well, and
it was nice to meet them. And I left for home
in Idaho. They never wrote. I guess they were
just glad they didn't have the responsibility.
Never understood why they were chosen. I
know they were somehow connected to my
mother but not my father. Old family friends?
Not girlfriends of my mother. And why they
weren't active in my life I don't know. Maybe
they were scared they would be stuck with me.
My brother lucked out. He got my Aunt. Or I
should say, our Aunt. I think our uncle was the
other person. I lucked out as I moved to the
same state as our Aunt and she was more
like a mother to me. But she always was active
in my brother's life. Gifts, phone calls and etc.
Maybe mine were names in a hat, that got chose.
So do people still chose Godparents? Do they
get chose when the child is just a mere baby?
I was told I screamed thru the whole process.
We were Episcopalians. So it was at the baptism.
Anyway, I don't hear of people saying "my
Godmother, or Godfather (unless they are
referring to mafia types). I don't even know
if any of my grandchildren have them.. I think
I will ask.
So do you have one? What is the relationship?
Aunt, Uncle, best friend?
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