Monday, August 10, 2009

There's More To The Woman With The Mona Lisa Smile Than Meets The Eye

Today is my mother's birthday. This is a picture of her when she was 42, the same age I'll be next month. I love this picture of her. Her shiny black hair with the shock of silver on the one side, her dark brown eyes that seem to be looking right at you, just you, and those cheekbones. I have those cheekbones too....somewhere.

My mother is the source of so many laughs and the stories involving her are just endless. You can read many of them by clicking on that link, but since I haven't finished categorizing my blog, there are so many more tucked away in the archives.


The older she gets, the better the stories are. I want to publicly thank her for unintentionally providing such endless inspiration and I'll be looking forward to another year chock full of blog fodder. I'm guessing we can probably start collecting that material as early as, say, today.

Happy Birthday Mommy!!


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
1 YEAR AGO:
Blond Bombshell Birthday
2 YEARS AGO:
Milestones And Yardsticks: How To Measure A Good Life
3 YEARS AGO:
The Roaring Twenties
4 YEARS AGO:
Escape

8 comments:

Gil said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mom!!!

At first glance i thought that you got a new hairdo! Now we all know where all of your beauty came from. Either my Mother or my in-laws were going to Spain and and a few of us were kidding around if saying things like "we wonder if she can bring back some Spanish fly". Very seriously my Mother came out with "are their flies different than our?". My wife and sisters remember a few other good ones from her.

Evil Pixie said...

Happy Birthday, Salena's Mum! I hope you celebrate the day big! After all, that is what birthdays are for. : )

sheila said...

Happy Birthday to mom! She's beautiful. You look a lot like her.

all things bradbury said...

happy birthday to your mom!!!...and omg...you look just like her!....and i love the stories about her....so many of them spark a memory of some silly thing my mother said or did.....thanks for that!

Stace said...

Happy belated birthday to your mom! Hope it was a great one.

I love that she's addicted to the C.S.I. type shows -- just like my mom.

michelle | bleeding espresso said...
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michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Hope your mom had a great birthday! Just like Gil, I thought you got a haircut; isn't it great to take after our gorgeous mommies who provide endless entertainment...we take after them in the looks department, I mean ;)

P.S. Sorry for the deleted comment; hit send without reading it over and didn't like the misplaced modifier ;)

The Daily Rant said...

Thanks everyone!!