Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Mom

My Mom likes orange.  She likes orange flowers, nasturtiums and marigolds and daffodils with orange centers.  She liked to wear orange, and just for fun I am putting some of her orange fashions together:Batch1Color_0001

Margaret Jane Kikendall, my mom, visiting my dad at Navy Pier circa 1945, before their marriage in 1946


Christmas in Hartford, Connecticut ca.1958


Guess what!  An orange cardigan!  1958


Easter, 1961



Banff, 1964?  Batch1Color_0024   I think it’s the same orange cardigan ^


Sisters in law Pam, Kris, Mom and Holly, Mother’s Day, early 90’s


With Steve and his family, ca.1993


Yay! A new orange sweatsuit!SCAN0094-3 


Playing the piano, “Lazy Bones” at Holly’s, ca.2004

Batch1Color_0005^And just to show she wasn’t always  in orange, Mom, Holly, Grandma H. and Gretchen.  I’d guess we were going to church except Mom and we girls don’t have our hats on.Batch1BW_0002 Batch1Color_0004 Batch1Color_0017

I love you, Mom.  Thanks for your color!!


Elizabeth C. said...

I love that she loves orange. What a bright, sunny color -- which matches her personality perfectly. I love you, Granny! Thanks for posting, Aunt Holly. :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

She looks good in orange! What great photos of years gone by. My parents were married in mom passed away 10 years ago.

Gilly said...

She looks a great mother! And suits the colour. Not everyone can carry it off with the panache she does!

Connie said...

I have to wait to come here to comment. :(

Anyway, I did keep up with your posts and really enjoyed these photos of your Mom. My Mom was an 'autumn' and loved orange as well. Some people are so stunning in that color. Loved the years you covered with these photos - they go by too fast.

debianne said...

I love the tribute to your mother. If we all had such great memories what a happy world this would be!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh what a precious post! I adore vintage photos.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am truly blessed because of it.

Drenda Howatt said...

Hollace, the photos are so wonderful. Thank you for posting them.

Ragged Roses said...

What wonderful photos, I love this post!

Steven said...

Well, Holly...I have tears in my eyes...thanks for these memories...