I'm joining in with Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie
for her Saturday Favorite Things party.
Be sure to check out her blog for always a fun read, plus a list of today's Favorite Things participants.
Since it is Mother's Day weekend, I thought I would show you four of my favorite pictures of my mother. She was so intelligent, actually brilliant, that she started 1st grade on the day she turned 5 years old, skipped the 7th grade, and had graduated from junior college at age 17 before she married my Dad. When I started to school, she started working for the federal government rising in the ranks until she was in charge of offices all over the state retiring at the age of 65 after a long, successful career. She was always a mother, then a grandmother first, however. She gave me a wonderful childhood, then supported me in everything I ever did. Failing health took her too young, and she never did enjoy her retirement years.
There is never a day I don't think about her - there is something every day I wish I could share with her. I so would like to introduce her to her great-grandchildren, for instance; as she enjoyed my kids so much.
Here are my favorite pictures of her:
The first one was taken when she was in the May Day court in college (1937).
I was six-months old, and Mother was only 19.
Mother loved to shop, and we made regular trips to the city. This was taken on the streets of Pueblo, Colorado. She had just bought this 'Gone with the Wind' Scarlett doll for me, and she was trying to keep me from running into people. I couldn't take my eyes off of Scarlett.
This is my favorite studio picture of her taken in the 1950s.
I was truly blessed with a wonderful mother.
May all of you have a great Mother's Day.