Sainted Mother as a wee gal.
Sainted Mother and Don C. on their wedding day in 1952.
Sainted Mother and Don C. in the mid fifties. I think she told me this was in their apartment in Philadelphia, where Dad was stationed for a while. She worked at Wanamaker's Department Store.
I have to confess, that I'm pretty bad with what day and date it is, and with directions.
I always have on a watch with the day and date, and I write down directions.
So I'm sitting at work, reading an electrical schematic, and my heart skips a beat because I realize what today is. Just like waking up in the middle of the night in a panic because your subconscious reminded you of something important.
Today is Sainted Mother's 72nd birthday! And I had forgotten all about it.
I'm such a failure as a son.
Anyway, I had some of the photos that I had scanned of my family's past when Lovely Wife and I were in Louisiana just after Christmas this past year.
I had worked on cleaning and repairing some of the one's with her, and some with her and Dad in them.
Happy birthday Mama. I love you with all of my heart. I'm blessed to have had, and still have you as my mother.
They don't make 'em any better than you.