MEMORIES of MOMMA**:
I don't know much about this photo of my Mom, except it was taken in the early 1950s in Athens, Alabama. I love her closed-lip smirk and her sparkling eyes and her crooked bangs. Gah, those bangs! :) I never realized how blonde Mom was as a child. Now it makes sense how I was so platinum blonde as a child, too.
I look into the eyes of this soul and tear up, grateful for every moment she gave me.
** It's Day 1 of my 71 day photo series in honor of my Mom who passed away on 03.21.2016 after a harrowing 71 day health battle. Those 71 days do not define her. Oh no. What defines her — and me — are the incredible 66 years that she lived her life. I hope you enjoy these snapshots of the beautiful moments and endearing memories of the life of a great woman, my dear sweet Momma.