Friday, May 30, 2008

Flashback Friday May 30

Today would have been my dear mil's birthday. She was a sweetheart, a tiny little thing (4'10) but there was no doubt that she ruled the roost. These pics were taken when she went as my chaperone (!) back when I was visiting her son down at the Air Force base in Mississippi in 1963. (Tells you a lot about this concept since blogspot thinks the word is misspelled and doesn't have an alternative; dictionary says it's an outdated word... )

Mama was sick on the train going down, and I was sick on the train coming back up. She had great fear that I was pregnant! However, as I reminded her years later when she told me this, it would be pretty unlikely that I'd have morning sickness 3 days after The Possible Event. ;-) eta: There was none of that. This was pre-pill.

Mama always had a soft spot for cats, and she found this one down on the AF base and just had to love him up. Mama went to heaven ( I have no doubt about this) in 1999 when she was in her 80s. She was the best mil a woman could ask for. Love you Dorothy.


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to Dorothy. What a lovely tribute.

mill said...

Happy birthday Dorothy! 4'10? Wow, that's tiny.

Bird Bath said...

Sounds like she was a very special lady.

Serena said...

This story makes me laugh... thanks for sharing.

El Judith said...

I've been missing you and your words of wisdom and humor.
All crazy on the "western" front, but you know all about that.
Want to see you soon.
El Judith

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