Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day


My mother, Atlantic City, Summer 1936 

In the summer of 1936 my mother was twenty-one. This is the only picture of her on her summer vacation. I don't know who she traveled with -- I assume my grandparents and my uncle -- or how Atlantic City was the chosen destination. The stamp on the back of the picture tells me it was taken by Ritz Studio, Boardwalk, Atlantic City and a note in my mother's handwriting tells me the date.

It's hard to imagine my mother as a young woman. But thankfully I have this photograph. She is smiling and enjoying life and loving her summer walk on the Boardwalk.

My mother is gone over twenty-five years, but not a day goes by that I don't think of her and give thanks that this woman -- kind, intelligent, strong and faithful -- was my mother.

To all who are mothers -- with biological children, with adopted children, with children of the heart -- and to all who are celebrating with their mothers or remembering their mothers, wishes for happy times and sweet memories.

Happy Mother's Day!   

10 comments:

Jane Housewright said...

What a treasure this picture is, Carol! Happy Mother's Day to you from Pepe Le Monkee ☺️��.

Donna said...

You are a treasure Carol. One of my favorite book series is about Elsie Dinsmore. For some reason this picture evokes images from those books.

Susie said...

Carol, I love the picture of your mother. She looks pretty. I had a beautiful day with my daughters and a couple grands. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

Mevely317 said...

Would you look at that 'wasp waist' and confident posture! Little wonder you love this image.

Dee said...

Dear Carol, I have pictures of my mother from the 1930s also. She, too, looks confident and happy, and I treasure those photographs as I treasure all my memories of her. She's been dead 39 years, but she is present to me always.

Thank you for wishing all of us a happy mother's day. A family out in Idaho that I met through blogging has adopted me--I who have never been a mother--and the children call me Grandma Dee. That is one of the great gifts of these last years of my life. Peace.

Becky K. said...

I love that photo! How sweet that you have it.
Hope you are well. We have been so busy with the shop that I've missed a lot on the blogs.

Theresa said...

Beautiful picture of your Mother! I miss mine too:( Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

What a beautiful, confident young woman! She could of been a poster girl for the times.

Kerin said...

That's a darling picture of you mom.
Thanks for sharing such a sweet pic, and sweet memories :)

Have a great rest of week.

~K.

Mildred said...

Hi sweet friend. It's been a long time since you and I have connected. I had you on my heart tonight and wanted to say "hi." What a lovely photo of your Mother. I hope you are well and that you'll enjoy a nice evening.