Monday, December 31, 2012

81 Candles

In honor of my mother's birthday, a few photos. Mom liked wearing hats. This photo is evidence that she started her hat wearing penchant at just a few months of age.

Mom's high school graduation portrait. Taken in black and white, this one 8 x 10 print was hand-tinted. She was a porcelain-skinned beauty, likely the only make-up she is wearing is a touch of red lipstick.

What don't I love about this photo! Mom is in Grandpa's lap, she and her sister Mamie in adorable matching dresses and Mary Janes. I love Grandma's dress and shoes as well. And Grandpa! What a rakish, handsome fellow he was! Taken in 1933, probably a family shot taken for Christmas greetings. The two copies I have are actually printed as postcards.


Jacquelineand.... said...

Happy New Year, thank you for sharing your memories and photos of your mother.

Bellona of Avalon said...

I have mastered the scanner!!