This is when it all started 1-21-16.
Not long after she was born my grandmother took Mom on her first shopping trip to downtown Columbus, Montana.. Look at the dresses and that car.
Mom had one brother, Uncle Frank. They had a lot of love in a childhood that just wasn't perfect because of what life dealt them. I never met my Mom's dad. He was paralyzed in an construction accident and was bedridden for most of his adult life. He died before he saw my Mom marry. My grandmother didn't have a choice and long before Women's lib had to go out into the work force to support her family. She cooked for the airlines and the trains. My mom and uncle were given the household duties and to help care for their dad. An huge responsibility at any age, an unbelievable responsibility for pre high school children.
Despite having to do the household chores Mom found time four her creative outlets. This is Mom in her first play.
She grew up to be a pretty young woman. Mom at 21.