I don't know if this one above is before my parents married?
I believe so, though.
February 1969 - I was age 2 - my parents had been married
not quite 5 years, with 3 kids 3 and under. I don't know how she did it!
Somewhere along the road, my mom started wearing flowers
in her hair. She had a little drawer with all different colors
of silk flowers, and an abundance of bobby pins to put them
in her hair. Mom & Dad came to visit us in Oregon - we moved there
shortly after Brennan was born. I know it was tough for
them for us to be away - but we made some great memories when
they came to visit. Mom's parents left Arizona in April every
year, and went to Canby Oregon with their trailer, and parked
it on the land of some friends. We went to visit them
this particular summer , and stopped at a roadside market
for fruits and Vegetables, and to see goats that climb in the trees!
I could go on and on with stories about my mom. She was
a wonderful woman, who loved Jesus Christ and wanted to
share her testimony with anyone she met. She loved her children
and grandchildren, and read to them whenever she could. She also loved her
heritage - she loved to do family history, and was thrilled to go to
the Netherlands - place of her mother's birth, in 2004.
A year or so ago, I ran into some friends of my parents at a
bookstore, and Elaine said that I reminded her of my mom.
That was one of the greatest compliments I ever received.
I miss her so.