Sonia over at Leaves of Grass has some lovely family photos (check out the Ricky Ricardo look-alike!). It gave me the idea of posting some of Mom and me:
Mom when she was 5 months pregnant with me, and then a couple of years later when I'm a bit more visible.
This last photo was taken in 1995. I surprised Mom by flying from Australia to California unannounced and arriving on her doorstep (my dad and brother were in on the surprise) on her 70th birthday. What fun that was! To explain my crazy getup, I dressed myself up to look like a present. Can't remember how Mom got to have that balloon headgear. She does tend to keep fun things around the place. I just spoke with her today and she told me about a cleanup she was having and the practical joke items she forgot she had. Now she is having fun leaving some of these items on people's cars for them to discover when they come out to their cars after class. Mom's always good for a laugh.