Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Mother's Birthday-

My mother's birthday was last week.  Her Birthday is 9-11. She now says "they ruined my birthday".
I told her she should do what Peggy does.  Peggy has changed her birthday to Pirate Day (a day in September which changes every year).  
My mother does not like to have her picture taken.  There are very few photos of my mother.  I found an envelope in her garage with pictures of her.  Have I mentioned that my dad was a photographer?
Here is a photo of my mom and dad on their wedding day in 1950, San Francisco.
When she finished college, my mother came to San Francisco in 1948 and lived with her aunt and uncle.   Since my mother hates her picture taken, and most of the pictures are either ripped up or look like this:
 ah ah I found one that she didn't scribble on... guess she's about 25/26 here.
it's the 50's all the way
 then she had kids:
and this one is 1972
this is in 2006 at our wedding
and this was this month at Kieri's wedding.
I'm sad to see by pictures how old she looks.
But then she just turned 84 years.  and still going strong.

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Cherie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom - I think she looks lovely!

It is funny how some people just really do not like their picture taken but their posterity wants to see what they look like.

That is awesome that at 84 she is still going strong and able to attend important family events.

Lauren said...

It's fun to actually see some pictures of Nana through the years (because we see so few!). I also love the candid that Katie caught at the wedding with her hand resting under her chin-- to me it just captured her so well as she is now, when she is happy and socializing she looks just like that photo. I think that it's one of my favorites. And she is looks darn good for 84!

Sue said...

She looks wonderful!

Sorry the terrorist "ruined" her birthday. I wouldn't much like having that be my day, either.