Sunday, May 11, 2008
Two Things Challenge: Mother / Land
This week's Two Things Challenge was Mother / Land. I put together a rough collage of pictures of my mom, her three sisters, and their mother. Their mom passed away 22 years ago and yet, I dare say, there isn't a day goes by where each of these girls don't miss her. They're dad died two years ago and they miss him, too. My mother and her sisters grew up in Green River, Wyoming. If you're taking I-80 eastbound, just before you go through the tunnels under Castle Rock, you can look straight down the embankment to your right and see the home they grew up in.
Top left: My mother is the third of four. She's the one in the black dress. This picture was taken around 1955; middle left: The same four sisters, but more than 50 years later. Bottom middle and bottom right: My mom and her youngest sister. They've remained good friends through the years and they share a lot of laughs and mischief, even to this day. They're always cooking up some kind of scheme or prank together. Top right and middle right: My grandmother--the four girls' mother. The top picture was taken in 1942, the year my grandmother got married. The center picture was taken in 1986 just a few weeks before she died. Top center: My mom at the age of 6; middle center: my mom on her wedding day. She was 18; and bottom left: my mom today.
Mom's a lovely person with a wicked, wicked sense of humor and fun. She's also fiercely devoted to her family and can go from zero to Mother Hen faster than atoms collide. My brother, sister, and I have a lot of fun with Mom. We laugh. A lot. She always tells us we're good people and she loves us. We think she's good people, too, and we sure love her. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
This is my photo for Land. Of course, as many of you have come to expect, I'm a total smartass! (See above mention of Mother, aka Mom. I get it from her.) What better interpretation of land than a plane on approach to land at the airport!
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 5/08