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happy american mother's day!

Here's a little card I made. (Note the Princess Beatrice hat.)

When I was back in Seattle, I found these fab pictures of my mother when she was just starting out as a teacher. Can you spot her in this staff photo?

Here she is, zoomed in. Aren't those the best outfits and colours? I think I remember my mother telling me she had to sleep with her hair wrapped around empty orange juice cans to get those curls. We both have hair straight as rods. She must've cut it off soon after that, it's always been short since I can remember.

And here's her class. Wow, I'm so loving those colours.

And another zoom in:

Here's a picture my mother gave me that she drew of herself when she was little.

And another photo from 1972 with my dad, by the McKenzie River in Oregon State.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Hope it's a good one. x


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May. 8th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Ah, the days before Mankind used up the planet's entire stock of orange.
May. 8th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
IT'S TRUE. I've been crossing the world to dig up the last remaining traces of that elusive colour. Why didn't they think of their children and their children's children when they dashed it about so lavishly and irresponsibly? XD
May. 8th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
I believe the last ever shipment went to the US Prison Service.
Katie Dale
May. 8th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
Fab pictures Sarah - what a cool mum!
Loving the meercat card too, especially the hat!
May. 8th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much, Katie!
May. 8th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
Great photos! THanks for sharing! I can see a bit of you and Mary in your mom's face.
May. 8th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: grooviness
Funny, I can't see much of it; Mary and I both have versions of our dad's nose, but I definitely have more of my mother's colouring.
May. 8th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I would totally send that meerkat card to my own mom. I hate the selection of cards commercially available.
May. 8th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mark! I wish I could get myself into gear and print some cards, I keep meaning to do that at some point. I'd love to make a box set of something.
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