"Memories of Momma" — A 71 Day Photo Tribute (Day 6)



May 1960 in Athens, Alabama, just shy of my Mom's 11th birthday. She's standing with her older sister, Anna Faye. I never knew my Aunt Anna Faye. She died from leukemia as a young woman. All I know of her is from old photographs and letters that my Mom kept over the years.

I love the simplicity of this photo and wonder about the story behind it. I'm guessing Betty and Anna Faye got all gussied up in their Sunday finest for church one day. She was such a fashionable lady, even way back then.

*It's Day 6 of my 71 day photo series in honor of my dear sweet Momma 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 memories of her life.