This is a photo of my mother when she was in her twenties, long before she met my father. She loved to sketch, and her friends all expected her to be making little sketches when they went out together. In this photo, she’s on a Mississippi River excursion boat called “The Admiral,” which started its day trips on the riverfront in St.Louis and cruised to the south along the river for a few hours.
Maybe she was sketching the Missouri and Illinois bluffs and farmlands that were visible from the deck, or maybe she was sketching little portraits of her friends. I imagine that she gave her sketches to them.
Today, October 10, 2020, would be her 110th birthday, so I’m thinking about her and the things she enjoyed during her life — friends, her family, and sketching, painting, drawing, and calligraphy.
Blog post © 2020 mae sander.
This photo is such a treasure. I love photos that show people doing what they love to do, not just smiling at the camera. I like those, too. But these tell of a life, a passion. They are the types of photo that add richness to the family story. 110. Wow. Doesn't that amaze you a bit? It does me.
Nice tribute to your mom. Mine's 91st birthday is Monday. Busy birthday season I guess.
That is a pretty photo. It is nice that you can link it to a specific action!
We have been going through all the photos at Mom's and have found photos we have never seen before.
Lovely remembrance of your dear Mother and sweet photo ~ Xox
Live each moment with love,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
such a sweet memory and a beautiful image!! she looks very happy!!!
I love profile shots, and this one is lovely. That smile :)
What a precious photo of your dear mother! She looked so beautiful and very chic :-)
You have a beautiful mother. How wonderful to have such a great photo of her doing something she loved doing
May her memory always be for a blessing.
Your mother was beautiful. What a way to pay homage to her. Such a lovely photo and one you can be proud that you have of her. It's amazing all the things she 3was capable of doing. I wonder if you have any of her paintings.
That´s a wonderful tribute - and picture. I hope you still have some of her sketches, too...
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