Today would have been my mother's 96th birthday, had she lived.
The picture above was taken when she was 70. I'd love to look like that when I am 70! I still remember the time when I had to take her to Urgent Care for some reason when she was in her early 80s and the doctor on duty came into the room, looked at her, apologized saying he was in the wrong room and went back out...only to come back a minute later, looking rather bemused, apologizing again for having made a mistake! He said the chart said an 82 year old woman and my mother didn't look anything like what he expected an 82 year old woman to look! :D
I like this picture of her. It was taken during a happy time in her life. Just after she had achieved her long-time ambition of seeing her daughter married, but before that marriage disintegrated. It was a good time. But then, with my mother, every day was a good day. She believed in living each day to the fullest. That was one of the many things she taught me.