Today is my mother's birthday; she would have been 98 yrs old. You will have to zoom in on this picture to see how adorable she was as a child. She is the blondie on the left, looking at the photos. My mom did not have an easy childhood, although I really don't remember her complaining too much. She had a very ill mother and her dad traveled alot so mom was the one who raised her sister and brother. Her sister was slow and this meant more care and responsibilities on my moms shoulders. As I've shared, she was almost 40 yrs old when I was born and had many health issues as well as working full time. I was not an easy child, I'm sure my brother would attest to that fact. I don't have memories from my adult years because she passed away at the young age of 61 yrs old. I would hope that we would have a very close relationship, had she lived. One family trait I did inherit though is a memory for dates-birthdays, anniversaries, death, etc. and I like to think it came from mom.
Have a delightful afternoon; I'm off right now to my exercise class and spending time with my good friend.