Today, August 8, our mother, Helen, turns 91 years of age. She was born in 1921 and was married to our father in 1940. He died in 2006, on their 66th wedding anniversary.
Our mother still lives in the house she has occupied since 1949 and with a daily helper, and the assistance from my sister and me, is able to maintain a somewhat normal semblance of a full life. Her health has declined—hip and back problems, other maladies – but her mental powers are still quite sharp, at least most of the time.
She has been a good mother and we wish her a very happy birthday!
|August 8, 2012|
|A little birthday cake|
|Mother in the late 1930s|
|As children, my sister and I laughed at this photo because mother and two classmates were posing with their bottled soft drinks.|
|Mother had a bad habit of writing on photos, so we know this one was made one year after her marriage to our father.|
|Mother in 1940|
|Mother and Daddy in the 1970s with their matching coats.|
|With me, in the 1980s|
|50th wedding anniversary party, 1990|
|Early 1990s.This is my sister's favorite family photo of the four of us.|