Greetings, dear reader!
In the beginning...I thought the daily discipline of posting would be the toughest part of this...I have come to realize there are much tougher things...like figuring out WHICH of my inspiring friends to feature in this post?!
I guess, when it all boils down to it, I have to pay homage to my mom as my most inspiring person...I've even painstakingly typed a blog taken from notes found in her photo albums. You can read a bit about HER life...I thought it was HER memoirs, but as it turns out, it is more about her mother, Julia. You can read more at "A Sharecropper's Daughter." I will be adding photos to the blog soon...meanwhile, here's my mom in her many forms:
Mom and me at 7 Falls in Colorado...
The last professional picture mom had taken...
This is my mom's HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PICTURE! Can you believe it? Doesn't she look like she should be in college or something? 18 years old...just about the same time she married this guy:
He was 38 and just finished a tour in the army in World War 2. He served in every theatre (his war photos are amazing!) Dad was always the kinder, gentler, side of love. Mom was the Type A, get it done kind of gal.
Together, they were a dynamic duo that spent over 25 years together when dad passed away in 1988 at the age of 76. Mom died in 2003 at the age of 66. I miss them terribly...
Oh! And I've decided to name my vintage canned ham "Mary Lou" after my mom...All the cute vintage campers have names...and Mary Lou seemed a perfect "retro fit!"