Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Celebrate Mother's Day - Show Us Some Photos

I anticipated that for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun the day before Mother's Day, Randy Seaver would choose that as his theme:

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music) is:

(1) Sunday, 13 May is Mother's Day in the USA.  Let's celebrate it by showing some of our photos with our mother.  

(2) Extra credit:  What did you call your mother during her life?  What did your children call your mother?  

(3) More extra credit:  Have you written a biography or tribute to your mother?  If so, please share a link if you have one.

(4) Share your photo(s) on your own blog post or in a Facebook or Google+ post.  Leave a link on this blog post to help us find your Mom photos.

1.  I am surprised that I can find only two photographs of me with my mother in my collections.  I need to ask my father if he has any others.  Concidentally, the only photos with me also include my two siblings.

a.  This is my mother with her three children — me, Stacy, and Mark — obviously not long after Stacy was born, which was in June 1964.

b.  And this is on my high school graduation day, June 1, 1979 (we look very 1970's, don't we?).  Back row:  my mother, Stacy, my grandmother (my mom's mother); front row:  me, Mark.  I had forgotten that my grandmother came to my graduation.

2.  I always called my mother Mommy, although I'm sure there were a few exasperated "Mother"s at times.  Only my sister had children while my mother was alive, and I believe they called my mother Bubbie, which is Yiddish for grandmother.

3.  I wrote a short tribute to my mother last year for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.


  1. I hope you can find more photos. Perhaps aunts or cousins have some.

    1. Thanks for the good thoughts. I do have a couple of cousins I can ask who might have some.

  2. I noticed the same thing - very few photos with my mother and me, but that was because she was usually the photographer.

    1. That's always something to keep in mind, but in my family, my father was the photographer. I sent him a message asking about other photos but haven't heard back from him yet. I hope there are more.


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