Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day (Belated!)...♥

Finally! My Mother's Day post...(Thank you for all your sweet comments already!)

Here is my Mom, Betty Lou Collier ~ her first "studio" photo...
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This one is my favorite!

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So pretty!

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I think these are so elegant! Mom had them taken when visiting New York City in the late '40s...

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My first Christmas, 1957 ~ Mom was 31.

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Mom and me, about 1961...

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She stayed beautiful all her life...

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I think this is so sweet; it's something Mom got for her Mother, my Grandma Elphia, for Mother's Day in the early '30s...I accidently broke the glass on its little frame not long ago, and decided it was a good time to scan it before replacing the glass.

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Now for my Mother's Day...(here's just a small portion)...

Beautiful roses from daughter Katie...

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Such a cute card from daughter Mandy!

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Pretty Gerbera Daisies from son Jonathan...


My oldest son Mark is making me a wonderful swing using the same pattern as one my Grandpa Launius built around 1920 ~ really a unique design ~ photos of that to come!

I hope each and every one of you had a fabulous Mother's Day!

♥ ♥ ♥
Anne

35 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your relative--hope everything is alright!

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  2. I second that, Sandy. I hope your relative gets better soon - thoughts and prayersx

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  3. Wishing your family member well.

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  4. Hi Sweetheart!
    So sorry to hear about your family member being under the weather. Sending good thoughts for their quick recovery!
    I hope your week is lovely my dear!
    Love,
    LuLu~*xoxo

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  5. I really hope your loved one can heal as well as possible. Happy Mother's day to you too, even though it's a bit belated.

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  6. Good wishes back to you. I am praying for your family.

    Pam

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  7. Sorry to hear about a sick relative - hugs and prayers for all. Sandie

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  8. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
    xo Cathy

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  9. Hope all is well and best wishes for a speedy recovery

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  10. Hi, I hope your family member will be feeling better soon !!!

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  11. I hope everything is okay with your family member..hope you had a wonderful mothers day;)

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  12. Hugs to you, Anne, as you deal with family illness. Thinking of all of you.
    xoxo Nellie

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  13. Your mother was beautiful--movie star good looks even as a child. Sounds like a lasting legacy from your grandmother down to your children.

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  14. Beautiful tribute to your mom. Love her movie star-like photos, very pretty lady.
    Love you and your mom where you have the red jumper on...I had one very similar!! I was born '56....and my red jumper is in my first grade pic...in '61!

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  15. What beautiful pictures of your Mom that I know are real treasures, just like she is!

    I hope your day has been an enjoyable one--I hope all is well with your family too!!!

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  16. Ann how lovely are your pictures of your mom - she looks like she was a very elegant lady. Sorry to hear a family member is ill - I will be praying. Take care and God Bless Pixie

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  17. The pictures of your mom are gorgeous! She was a very beautiful woman.

    Thanks for following my blog. Yours is lovely, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. :)

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  18. Hi Anne, thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad to make your blogging acquaintance! Cheers, Jenni

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  19. I love those photos of your mother. Thanks for stopping by my blog, for your comment and for following.

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  20. Anne, I'm so glad you visited my blog, and it's very nice to meet you! What a wonderful Mother's Day tribute to your beautiful mother. (I also took a look at some of your other posts. You are a very talented lady! Love the fairy house!) I am looking forward to following your blog.

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  21. Your Mom was Gorgeous...I love the studio photos..and I love Mandy's card...super sweet..can't wait to see the swing ♥

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  22. Emotive photo story, I love it!
    Mothers are everything ...
    A hug.

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  23. Such a lovely Mother's Day tribute to your beautiful Momma!
    Thank you for sharing so many sweet photos, my friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  24. Sending healing thoughts for your loved one.Your mother was a beauty! Hope you had a wonderful day.
    Have a happy week! :0)

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  25. Hi there. thanks for joining my blog following...look forward to getting to know each other.

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  26. Hi Anne! I was delighted to see you came over yesterday! Thank you. I have to say I really enjoyed this Mothers Day post. I think those older photographers had a knack that has been lost over time. You mother is beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day. I will be following :)

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  27. I love the old photos..I did several blogs last year of old photos..I must say ..They weren't as elegant as yours..Nice post..

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  28. Your mother was lovely a every stage of life!
    I'm a new follower, so I looked through your older posts - love that fairy house!

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  29. What amazing photos!!! Thanks so much for being a part of my 100th Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  30. What a movie-star beautiful Mom!
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.
    xx

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  31. Hi there,

    Wow, what lovely pics of your mom. :)

    And it looks like you had a wonderful mom's day. I'm glad. :)

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    Take care, Janet W

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  32. Don't you just love how everyone used to have those glamorous shots taken? Your mom is beautiful and I loved that you shared this for us to enjoy. I found this post at Time Travel Thursday. Hope you'll stop and see me at Quirky Vistas.

    Liz

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  33. Your mom is astonishingly beautiful, I am sure you've made her proud :). Your blog is a piece of art.

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  34. Sounds like you had a fabulous Mother's Day, as it should have been! Your mother's photos are stunning - what a beautiful little girl, through her entire life!

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  35. Love these old pictures so much! I dug through some for my post as well. Your Kitty pic in your header is precious too! I just found your blot through a comment on Three Wishes. Holli and her Kitty are super sweet. :)

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