Thursday, May 28, 2009

Remembering Mom's Birthday (148/365)

2009 05 28 GP00344 
"Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad."

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), British poet. Remember (l. 9-14). . . The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti. Vol. 1. R. W. Crump, ed. (1979) Louisiana State University É Press.

TIME:  Unknown
PLACE:  Unknown
SUBJECT:  My mother, Ruth Ann

My mother was born on this date, May 28, in 1942.  She would have celebrated her 67th birthday today.  The above picture was taken when she was about 3 years old.  It's from a group shot of her and her siblings.  I just love the fabric of her handmade dress.  Can you see how the sides of her hair are different lengths?  Her older brother decided to play barber and gave her a haircut shortly before this photo was taken.  No wonder she looks a little unhappy!


Mari said...

She was a cutie! It's nice to remember her on this day.

Christina said...

A very nice way to remember your mom today. Thanks for sharing that cute picture of her.

Anonymous said...

How pretty she was!

bentonflocke said...

I love such "old" pictures!!

Cute shot!!