"Memories of Momma" — A 71 Day Photo Tribute (Day 29)



The year was 1973, two years before Mom and Dad tied the knot. I don't know the history of their engagement or when and how Daddy proposed. I sure wish I could call her right now and ask her all the details. I'm sure she told me once upon a time, but I must've forgotten.

I wonder the circumstances surrounding this vintage photo. If you look closely, there's a "jewelry" sign behind my Dad, and by the looks of the cash register, they were in a store of some sort. Maybe this photo was taken when they went to pick up Mom's engagement ring... maybe not. Who knows. Whatever the situation, they both look happy — and smitten.

*It's Day 29 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.