My mother graduated from Regis College in Weston, MA. She was editor of the college newspaper and the yearbook. Can you imagine a 20 year old today posing like the photo on the right for her yearbook? The “calm center of a social whirl” is how she was described in her year book. Of course, she was the editor… Here are my parents in 1954 at their engagement party. There are actually very few photos of my mother and me. Here we are in the 60’s. I’m looking kind of dopey, but maybe I was sleepy, or just dopey… Here are my parents about three years ago. As regular readers and friends know, my Daddy passed away a few months ago. So, these first holidays and special family days are all the more poignant this year. I have to say though, that my mother has been an tremendous example of grace and spirit under fire. She has certainly not rolled over – although many of her age might.
I can credit my Mom for teaching me to sew (or at least sending me to sewing class!). She made many of my clothes when I was young and she usually made many of our window treatments, pillows, bedding, etc. Thanks Mom! I love you!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!