Saturday, May 7, 2016
Poolside at the apartment building where our family friend "Aunt" Lucy used to live. Mum looks incredible, of course.
She usually wore hats in the sun, to prevent sun damage to her face. Smart, to know that back then. That's why she looks so good now.
Friday, May 6, 2016
No date on this photo. I called it "Elegant in White?" with a question mark, because it's a black and white photo, and I suppose it's possible that the dress could be ivory or a very pale pink or some other color. Who knows. I'll bet that Mum knows. She'll tell me later.
Mum wrote to me yesterday:
"Yes, the black and white picture was a white silk crepe dress that I wore to a party right after you were born. It was taken just months after I believe and I was extremely thin. I had spent countless weeks at the hospital and weeks after nursing and concerned for your tiny little body."
I was two months premature, and had only a small chance of survival. I'm lucky to be alive. Mum brought breast milk over to the hospital, to me in my incubator. She saved my life with her love and her care, and I'm so grateful. Nowadays they save babies even smaller than I was (3 lbs., 14 ounces), but back then the survival rate wasn't as good.
She also mentioned when I saw her yesterday that the dress had shiny embellishments in the middle section. I wish we could see those in the photo.]
Mum is the one on the far right. I'm pretty sure that she made this dress, because I know she made the matching purse on her arm. Mum and Nanna used to do a lot of sewing. I don't know how they did it. I always found sewing to be too difficult for me. I guess I don't have the patience.
This photo says it was developed in June of 1970.
Great gams, eh?