Photos From the Past … Just in Time for Mother’s Day
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@grannygee
The two special photos that came in the mail … just in time for Mother’s Day. Photos of my mother that I never knew existed. Thank-you, Linda Lou.
I received something very special in the mail. I opened the pretty, soft sage green envelope … took a folded, matching piece of stationery out, opened it up.
Inside were 2 photos of my mother as a young woman. I had never seen these photos before. I was thrilled to get photos of my mother I never knew existed.
Thank you to my cousin in Oregon for sending them to me. You gave me a priceless gift.
I’ve sat here looking at the two photos … my mother as a young woman was full of personality, and sass. I loved her very much.
In these photos, I think she was around twenty-four years old. Do you know what strikes me as special, strange when I look at the young photos of her?
The last time I saw my mother was in the funeral home … she lay on the stretcher (I tried not to notice she was being embalmed) … her hair had been freshly washed.
Her hair was so soft … I touched my mother’s hair with my hand. I placed the palm of my hand gently on her cheek, tears flowed down on my arms. I kissed my mother goodbye.
What struck me as special, strange … was my mother had no stress on her face … she looked very young … just like her photos. Her hair, her face … she was beautiful as she lay there.
Tommy, and I went to view her before she was cremated. (The funeral home guy mislead my step-father about embalming … that was another $800-900 added to the cost of her funeral arrangements. (Remember when cremating, normally … embalming isn’t required).
Photos from the past … of my mother. I never knew they existed. Thank you very much, Linda Lou. They mean the world to me … I will treasure them.
Photos, story owned … written by me. Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@grannygee