Sunday, May 9, 2010
** Happy Mother's Day **
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Although some of our own mothers are deceased, they are still a part of us, aren't they?
This is one of my favorite pictures. It's my mom, my dad, brother Mike and me. It was taken around 1957-1958 in Fort Morgan, Colorado. We were on one of our summer vacation trips visiting relatives. My two much-older sisters were both in college at that time, so they didn't come along with us.
My mother and I are wearing the ever-so-popular "Mother/Daughter Dresses" which were very "in" at that time. My mother sewed them herself and I thought they were quite special.
We look like the All American Happy Family, don't we? It's hard to believe that just about five years later, my parents divorced. Dad pretty much abandoned us. Mom did the best she could, being thrown into an entirely different life than she wanted, or ever envisioned.
There's so much more to the story, and a great deal will be included in my book.
"You don't always get everything you want in this life." -- Rubyism
at May 09, 2010