153Days #213 Framing Memories
This was not the photo I had planned to share this evening. I was in the process of selecting photos of mom and cutting new mats getting them ready to frame when I realized it was way past dinner time. After dinner was over, I came back up to my studio and thought that the work in progress was an interesting photo by itself.
The Wake for my mom is this Saturday and Sweet Hubs and I are having lots of her family and friends join us for a fun-filled Bar-b-q, a time to remember, share and laugh. Sweet Hubs had been nagging me to pull out the photos get them matted and framed. The only down side is this has turned my studio which I had “company” ready into a mess. That is the downside side of hobbies, they do leave a trail of chaos until the project is finished.
The photo upper right mom is the blond on the right with her brother and her older sister on the left holding their baby sister. The photo was taken in 1925 Gardena, California, mom was about four.
Moving down counter-clockwise, mom on her wedding day with my dad, Vancouver, WA May 23, 1942, mom was a pretty and sweet 20, dad was 24 and a handsome sailor.
The photo closet to the center is mom when she turned sixty. The photo lower right is of the sisters; mom’s older sister on the left, her baby sister in the middle and she is on the right. They are in the same order is this photo as the one from their childhood. In this photo the sisters were in their seventies. The photo with her in the silly hat was taken on a cruise. She was in her early eighties and was having the time of her life.
She died of pancreatic cancer in October of last year six weeks short of her 90th birthday. We had a very small, intimate funeral and spread some of her ashes. We decided a big party in her honor was be more appropriate for this lady. She loved family picnics, the more people the merrier so she would so approve of us choosing the same type of event for her Wake.