ALL IN THE FAMILY: (back l-r) Karen McSwan, Sasha Martin, Robyn Moran, (front l-r) Kay and Sid Richards with baby Emily Martin, the fifth generation of the family.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: (back l-r) Karen McSwan, Sasha Martin, Robyn Moran, (front l-r) Kay and Sid Richards with baby Emily Martin, the fifth generation of the family.

Emily joins party, making it five generations for family

EIGHT-week-old Emily Martin will have an enviable memory problem as she grows up: trying to find names for each of her tribe of grandparents.

The latest leaf on the family tree headed by Sid and Kay Richards has two great great grandparents, seven great grandparents and four grandparents to find names for.

Her grandmother, Karen McSwan, from Woodford Island, said the easy ones were taken.

"My husband Stuart's mother is Nan, and Stuart is Pop," she said. "And I'm Gran.

"I know when we had grandparents in Queensland we had Nan Far Away and Pop Far Away. I'm sure she'll work it out."

One thing for sure is there's no shortage of numbers when the families gather.

Five generations of the family lobbed in the Clarence recently for Emily's christening.

For great grandmother Robyn Moran it meant her house at Cowper was host to a crowd.

"I had 17 people staying in my house for two weeks," Robyn said.

Emily's mum, Sasha Martin, a fourth generation from Sid and Kay's line and the previous record holder in the family, said it was wonderful having so much family support close at hand. "There's plenty of help around," Sasha said. "Another of her great grand parents comes to visit regularly and loves to read her stories."

The excitement is due to switch from the youngest to the oldest in the family next year, when Sid and Kay are due to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.



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