Remembering Mom

Thinking of my mother today as she would have turned 85. It’s hard to believe that she has been gone for so many years. Still miss her so much, and I know how much she would have loved all that I discovered on my trip to Slovakia (in fact, I am sure she would have gone with me if it would have been possible).
This is a photo of my mother taken on one of her birthdays.
We celebrated that day at my Aunt Helen’s house with a cookout and birthday cake. Mom received some nice presents and cards – including a “Maxine” doll.
Mom liked Maxine. I still have it. Here she says “Don’t worry, be crabby.” Haven’t looked at this doll in years but thought I would take it out to reminisce today.
Here’s to you Mom. Love you.