Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mother's Day Part II
With apologies for the poor quality due to the fact that the original has faded, here is a picture of my mother right after a year of college at William and Mary.
She had to quit because her mother was working a menial job and money was scarce. So she found a job at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown. There some young photographer asked her to pose for him down on the beach, and thank goodness he did. We have about 10 pictures like this and they're all fabulous.
In honor of Mother's Day I'd like to share an entry from Chesapeake Bay Middle Sister's diary because it mentions a few things which are appropriate.
Sunday, June 28, 1981
This is the first thing I've written you for 2 years. Just think, 5 years ago I wrote my first entry.
Well, today CB Older Sis and I went to see Nanny. We ate fried chicken and all sorts of good stuff. When we got back we all went to softball practice. We scrimmaged Ebenezer. We lost 11-12. It was close. We goofed off. Our best players weren't here. I pitched (ta-dum!!).
An Okay Day.
CB Middle Sis
Nanny was our mother's mother and is someone I think of and miss every single day. She made the best fried chicken you've ever put in your mouth and could whip up a feast out of nothing at all.
As one of the first females at Gloucester High School to receive a varsity letter in basketball, our mother was an incredible athlete and encouraged us to be active. Even after having three children, she played softball in the county league and made sure Middle Sis and I played on the team too. (Baby Sis was too young at the time.) I loved those games and to this day marvel at how well CB Mother could throw, hit and field the ball.
This is a rather wordy, convoluted way of saying a couple of key things:
-CB Mother's Mother was one of my favorite human beings ever.
-CB Mother is beautiful inside and out.
-I'm so grateful for her encouragement to play sports. Practically all of my fondest memories from my teenage years revolve around a sport of some sort.
-I'm grateful to her for all the sacrifices she made.
-I'm fortunate to have her right next door whenever I need her.
Happy Mother's Day.