Today would have been Mom's 85th birthday!
She always tried so hard to make me look presentable, and I'm not really sure why so many of these old photos are off-centered. Maybe it was difficult to see through the viewfinder.
I think this was taken in front of the Mallard's house. They were very good friends of my parents and once lived next door to us, but they moved after the husband retired. I think.
I was fascinated that they didn't have children. How could you not have kids?
Plus Shirley Mallard had cats. I was fascinated with cats, and I wondered why she put towels on her bed for them to sleep on.
I asked my mother all about these things as we drove to and fro, and she explained that not all people have children but that didn't mean they didn't like children. And that cats were dirty, well, they shed hair and that was a mess.
Mom looks pretty pulled together here in her black suit with 3/4 quarter length sleeves, and would you look at the size of those buttons! Very nice!
Me? Well the socks say it all.