Saturday, December 11, 2010


My mom's name was Virginia. She died on today's date in 1986, from cancer at the age of 63.

She ended life as Gini, but along the way she way Ginny for a while, as signed on this old photo holder.

This is the earliest photo I have of her, sitting in this ornate chair. I don't know whose chair, whose house, what occasion, just that it's her. That's true of many of the photos I have and makes me wish I had asked when I'd had the opportunity. Actually, it looks like a photographer's studio shot.

She hung out on the porch of this house cause I have this shot, plus two others of her with women I don't know.

She knew how to roller skate. She looks like a ragamuffin in this one with her jacket falling off one shoulder and her baggy old stockings. What a hassle those must have been.

And that goofy haircut. She had two older sisters and neither of them had such a severe hairstyle at that age.

This is her with her grandma whose name I'm not sure of. I don't even know if this is her dad's mom or her mom's mom.

I love the old lady's dress and apron. Looks like a high school or factory in the background. This was probably in Dayton OH.

She liked animals. She always had a cat or three lounging around the house. No idea where this pig picture was taken but it always make me smile. Nice bandanna hair knot thing she has going.

This is my favorite picture of her.

Her hair was never that long after I was born. She always wore it short and efficient, but she never went out of the house without that red lipstick. God forbid.

That's all, gotta go!


  1. I just found you on Ivory Blush Rose' BLOG. I love the pics and notes on your mom. I love that you don't know whose mom was whose:) I have a ton of pictures like that from my mom and wish I had learned more about them. This has been a treat and I'm glad I found your BLOG:) Mary

  2. Hi Mary, thanks for the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Old photos and bits of things are wonderful. I have her report cards from elementary school, her mom's address book, written in spidery old fountain pen - all sorts of old things. I have no children and there's no one else who cares about this stuff, so I'm going to use it up in collages and a memory album.

  3. I like your favorite photo of your mom . . . and i like that she is about to MAIL something!!! : )
    wonderful photos, Leslie! I have used my dad's report card in a collage . . . I don't know if you have seen it on my website? Go here and click on any of the photos to enlarge. Enjoy using those photos!
    : ) lenna