Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday Snapshot -- Mother's Day

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For more than half my life now, I've lived far away from my mother. When I was 24 I went off to grad school in Washington, D.C. then moved to Florida, Michigan and back to Ohio with my parents long since moved to Florida.
I try to go down there at least once a year and they come to Ohio a few times each year, but it isn't the same as living close.
Here's a picture of Mom and Dad at a recent Kentucky Derby party. You can see that they are definitely enjoying themselves.
Here's a picture of me with my parents at my wedding. Mom was just about the same age I am now. 
And, finally, the piece de resistance, a family photo from 1968. You can see that Mom had her hair teased high and she let me sister get her hair teased too. Tammy was 9. I even got a little lift to my hair. I was five. 

I'm sure there were plenty of Mother's Days when I wasn't thankful enough, when we kids tried to plan a special mother's day and instead it left a big mess for Mom to clean up. 
I'm really grateful for my mother. 
And I get to see her next week!


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the peek back into the past, and those teased hairstyles are very memorable, aren't they?

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Mother's Day.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful family photos. I remember those big-hair days! Enjoy your visit with your mother and cherish her while you can.

Joy said...

Fun photos! Happy Mother's Day!

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Louise said...

Your parents look so well and happy. Great parents to have.

Ginx Craft said...

Lovely photos. Your Dad has hardly changed at all. I love the 1960s hair style.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Great photos -- my mom lived 5 minutes away when my kids were little, but she passed away when they were just 9 and 12.

Happy Mother's Day

Just Me said...

What a sweet tribute to your mother. Loved the pictures and I definitely see the resemblance.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

What a sweet post! I love all the old photos! Have fun with your mother next week & happy Mother's Day to you dear friend!

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