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Couple Welcomes Their 100th Grandchild


(Photo: Phil Carson)

I bet that Leo and Ruth Zanger of Quincy, Illinois have to send a lot of birthday cards! The couple has had 12 children during their 59 years of marriage. Those children have, so far, given them 53 grandchildren. Those 53 grandchildren have given them 46 great-grandchildren. One of those great-grandchildren gave them 1 great-great-granddaughter, which brings the total grandchildren up to a whopping 100!

Family get-togethers are a huge undertaking, but the family has gotten used to them. The Herald-Whig reports:

Most of the family lives in the immediate Quincy area. When they get together, it not only means renting out a church hall. It also involves about 50 pounds of ham or 10 turkeys.

The family has a well-honed routine for who supplies what and how often.

"Everyone takes their turn (in helping with food), and they all try and outdo each other," Donna said. "We are always getting together for something."

The unofficial "mandatory" get-togethers are Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. And don't worry, there are plenty of other "excuses" for them to gather.

-via Huffington Post


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