Mom with her father,…
Mom with her father, mother, and brother.
Mom with her father, mother, and brother.
Happy Birthday! Do you know how long it takes to be 90?
Mom and her daughters, Lona, Windy, and Penny.
Mother’s Day 2006
All those bracelets have the names and birth stones of her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was having a good day!
Mom and Geri McCall
It’s Windy’s birthday and we are all gathered around MOM because she is the center of the universe. Windy, Penny, Lona, Hartley, Rupa, Flor.
Rupa here for a nice long visit.
Mom and her cute-as-pie Doctor Ashley.
This is fun – my mother, her parents, and brother, back in the way olden days…just a few years off the boat.
The funeral is tomorrow, Saturday, at 10AM at Grace Community Church in the SF Valley, 11-ish for the luncheon reception also at the church, and then 3:30 for the grave site at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, on Forest Lawn Drive.
Some oldies but goodies.
sometime in 1948
At the beach in San Francisco. We lived across the street. And that cute little girl would be Me!
After me and before Windy, probably during a summer trip to Illinois, in Matching Dresses.
July 14, 1964
Bharti and little Amito, Mom’s first (of many) Indian grandbabies.
At your service!
If you ever visited the Windsor house you know this scene well.
At Dr Jerian’s…Mom’s once a week job making a little money to give away to her missionaries. I think she started when Lona was gone, I was in High School and Windy was younger? I don’t remember exactly. She did this job for several years.
Lovin’ the glasses, and the misshapen Christmas tree with all the tinsel aimed to evening out the thing.
Gran’ma with baby Darryl.
Gran’pa, Gran’ma, and Darryl.
At Lona and Hartley’s place, with Darryl and Trevor.
Mommie and her girls – Lona, Windy, and Penny.
In Texas at Windy’s place with grandson Travis. Is she having fun or What.
I think this would be some time in the ’80s since I was already at Princess Cruises – Mom took Grandma Rose through the Panama Canal and they had f.u.n.
Mom’s 70th birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!
Trevor and Beth’s Wedding. Lucas, Trevor, Darryl, Beth, Gran’ma.
What was this occasion?
At Cynthia’s game.
Gran’ma and her grandbabies! From the left Windy’s sons Travis and Lucas, Lona’s son Trevor, and Penny’s kids Cynthia and Darryl.
Mom always said she was never happier than during her years with Ed and Betty.
Rupa sent silver anklets for all the girls!
Getting ready for an overnight test after what I think might have been her first tia episode.
Mom, having developed a taste for Starbucks.
Mom in front of the works painted and sent to her by an English suitor.
A visit up north. Riki, Mom, Penny, Phyllis, Windy.
Birthday Noses and the girls.
Happy Birthday! 88 and Still Great!
Mom says ‘she’s MY GREAT Grandbaby!’ Rome, Mom, Darryl, Angela.
Here’s Mom from Mother’s Day where she looks so chippy.
This day she said she wanted to go up in a hot air baloon for her 90th birthday which is the first time she has mentioned the future in Months. A few days later she said she wants to go to Switzerland!
Mom and her dear friend Geri McCall. Geri is our safety net so that when one of the caretakers can’t make it she’ll fill in for which we all say Thank You and Huzzah!
Windy’s Birthday! Happy Birthday Windy! All those glasses say Happy Birthday! The Birthday Girl gets the crown!
The long-awaited and thoroughly-enjoyed dinner at El Cholo.
This is my mother and her adorable and saintly Doctor Ashley. I know I said my dentist was a saint and I said my doctor was a saint but those guys have to deal with a rather diluted version of my mother: me. Dr Ashley Has my mother and from what I can tell that brings saintliness to a whole new level.
I should also mention that Mom makes everyone in the office call her Gran’ma. She won’t answer to any other name and she says points and says ‘you’re supposed to call me Gran’ma’ should anyone slip. I was witness to some poor nurse who kept say ‘but you’re not My Gran’ma’ and Mom refusing to be moved.
I want to praise my big sister for making everything about the care of our mother possible. I want to praise my little sister for her time, talent, and the gift she gives us, for all she does for our mother. Our mother is soo lucky I am not her only child. Her TIAs are taking her mind but she is neither paranoid nor hallucinatory. For this we are grateful every day.
ps I rented the movie ‘Iris’ and wept for about 5 hours. The acting is phenomenal. I do not recommend it.
The motion we use to indicate that Mom is the center of the universe and we merely rotate in her orbit. Trevor, Christa, Beth, Caleb, Hartley, Lona, Geraldine, Charis, Mom.
Here she is! The Birthday Girl!!
89 years old today. And she hasn’t let up on her new mantra – do you know how long it takes to be 90? It takes a looong time!
So for our skit this year we did a list of ‘how long does it take…’ and she smiled and nodded in appreciation.
The meal was lovely including a huge box full of goodies Rupa sent from India. We all got a big kick out of tasting everything. There was not one English word on the packaging which made it even more fun!
I think she looks far better in this picture than she seems in person.