Friday, May 6, 2011

My Favorite Moms

OK, Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, so I thought I'd share a few pictures.

In digging through some scans of slides, I came across this one. Must have been Mother's Day at some point back in the early or mid 1950s. But as I looked at it, I realized that these wonderful ladies are the most important moms I had in my life as a boy growing up. The group includes my dad's three sisters, Nancy, Nadine (the two on the left- no idea which is which :-) and Lois in the pixie cut. My mom is front and center, with my Grandmother Claspy behind her, and my Grandmother Hoffman on the right. They are on the steps of 4032, the home in which my grandparents Claspy raised their four children and a whole brood of grandchildren.

I got started with this when some friends on facebook changed their profile picture to one of their mother, so I thought I'd follow suit. I used a crop of this picture of Mom from 1958, taken in a greenhouse in Columbus, right around the time my dad finished his graduate degree in physics. She rocked those cat-eye glasses for another decade plus after this shot was taken.

And of course, my sweetie, who also just happens to be a mom extraordinaire!

YAY for moms!


Jane said...

Yay for all those moms!

Ken said...

Aunt Lois told me when I was making those caricatures that Nadine always wore the barrett.