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Mother and her sons, 20 years ago and present day Mother and her sons, 20 years ago and present day
From Wauseon Elementary yearbook in 1994 during a pep rally parade for the Wauseon High School. Same picture was taken in the fall of 2005 as Seniors next to the same tree in front of the Elm Street School which is no longer there. From Wauseon Elementary yearbook in 1994 during a pep rally parade for the Wauseon High School. Same picture was taken in the fall of 2005 as Seniors next to the same tree in front of the Elm Street School which is no longer there.
Stephanie Yee Galzarano & Family Stephanie Yee Galzarano & Family
(Toledo News Now) -

You never know when something on Facebook will inspire something great, but it seems more often than not these days, we're finding another thing to love about the social network.

It started when we posted a great image of a mom and her sons, one from when they were kids, another when they were grown. It got thousands of likes on our page, and even inspired a local version which might be even better.

Facebook fan Brad Myers says,

"Just noticing the picture of the family 20 years later. This bottom picture is from the Wauseon Elementary yearbook in 1994 during a pep rally parade for the Wauseon High School. Same picture was taken in the fall of 2005 as Seniors next to the same tree in front of the Elm Street School which is no longer there.

(L to R) Aaron Emans, Jake Unger, Brad Myers, Adam Schuch - WHS Class of 06."

WTOL 11 Viewer Christing writes,

My older sister, Christine (35) and younger brother Timothy (26) and I (32) are very close despite the age differences and the fact that we live in different cities. We grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh and had a very happy childhood together. We did everything together, including sports, reading together and studying. We fought like normal siblings do but we did everything together until we left the house one by one for college.

Now that we are all adults, we still try to meet with each other as often as possible. My sister lives in California, my brother in Maryland, and I live in Illinois but we try to get together at least once a year to spend time as siblings.

The picture on top was taken at my sister's wedding in Chinatown in Chicago in 2003. I had just graduated college and my brother was still in high school. My sister had already graduated and was working.
The picture on the bottom is from my hometown wedding in Pittsburgh in 2012. My sister is 8 months pregnant with her fourth son in this picture. My brother had spent the first part of the year working in Australia.

These pictures remind me of our own family but it also serves as a reminder of  how our extended family is growing - my sister with her children and myself with my husband. We purposely replicated this picture last year and will do it again when my brother gets married as a reminder of the bond that we share as siblings even though we now have our own families. Like a boomerang, we keep on coming back for each other.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Yee Galzarano

Do you have any great photos you've recreated years later? If so, send them to news@toledonewsnow.com with the title "Then & Now Picture" and be sure to let us know the backstory. We'll post the best ones on our website and feature some on our Facebook page.

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