Thinking of my mother today as she would have turned 85. It's hard to believe that she has been gone for so many years. Still miss her so much, and I know how much she would have loved all that I discovered on my trip to Slovakia (in fact, I am sure she would have gone with me if it would have been possible).
This is a photo of my mother taken on one of her birthdays.
We celebrated that day at my Aunt Helen's house with a cookout and birthday cake. Mom received some nice presents and cards - including a "Maxine" doll.
Mom liked Maxine. I still have it. Here she says "Don't worry, be crabby." Haven't looked at this doll in years but thought I would take it out to reminisce today.
Here's to you Mom. Love you.