"Memories of Momma" — A 71 Day Photo Tribute (Day 8)



Here, Momma poses atop some kind of multi-tentacled roadside attraction, somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Even by today's standards, this octopus would be worthy of a selfie.

This photo is likely from her younger days, before she started teasing her hair or wearing a stylish wig. She looks so comfortable in this picture, so at ease and effortless. So pretty in her little gold flats and summery sun-kissed skin. It makes me happy knowing she took advantage of photo ops back then like I do now. I love her!

 *It's Day 8 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.