Friday, December 18, 2020

My Mom's Birthday

 




Thinking of my mom today on her birthday. The second picture was taken on the street where I lived in Los Angeles. My mom came to visit me in 1978. She was here for several weeks and we had a wonderful time. 

She fell in love with the Mexican flavor of a neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles where we would eat Mexican food, a novelty for her, but she was game for it.

We saw the Tutankhamon exhibit at the LA County musem, which left us both in awe. We traveled to Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley and, while there, we visited La Purisima mission, where mom met up with the first donkey she had ever seen in real life.

On Palm Sunday, we visited Mission Santa Ynez, and both mom and I learned how the day was celebrated in a Catholic mission, complete with palm fronds, something not seen in Sweden, of course.

I'm so glad friends of hers helped her to make this visit come true. I'm now left with so many good memories. 

I could write a lot more about my mom, but when I came upon that picture, all the memories from her visit came back, so I wanted to share them. 








20 comments:

  1. she was a beautiful lady. I love that first photo of her. isn't is wonderful how a photo can flip us back in time and stir up memories from the distant past. Happy Birthday in heaven to your Mom...

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    1. Birthday in heaven, so sweet, thank you Sandra.

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  2. Hello,

    Beautiful photos of your Mom. Happy memories and a lovely tribute on her birthday! Take care, stay safe! Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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  3. Wonderful memories to cherish of your mom!

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  4. Hi Inger - love seeing these two pictures ... I can imagine you as your early Ma ... beautiful - Sweden must a beautiful place to live and grow up in - yet the world is there to be seen. How lovely that friends made your mother's visit possible and that you had that special time together.

    Wonderful memories ... Happy Birthday to your Ma - and those birthdays you'd had together years ago ... gorgeous ... with hugs - Hilary

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  5. That visit your mom made sounds like it was wonderful - all the places you and she went. Made me miss my own mom. She passed so early at age 60 back in 1985.

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  6. Such a lovely woman. How great that you had so much time to spend together when she visited you here. Cherish those good times. Happy Birthday to your Mom. Know she is looking down and proud of you.

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  7. How nice that you share your mom on her birthday. Happy Birthday to her in Heaven. She was beautiful and classy.I think it's a shame that we only store our pictures on our computers now a days. If our computer crashes without a back-up then our photos are lost for ever. Nothing can replace a hard copy of valued family photos. I still love to look in the old photo albums.

    Stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

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  8. Hej Inger ! Som du skrev längtar du "hem" i december ibland och detta med din mors födelsedag kanske är en bidragande orsak. Fint att hon kom över och hälsade på, vilket nog inte var så vanligt på den tiden, även om 70-talet innebar mera resande. Tror att jag har läst i din blog att även din far var över ? Allt gott önskar jag dig över helgerna. Här i Bohuslän är det bara regn och grått och ingen snö över julen./Lasse

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    1. My dad was over in 1964 and I wrote about his trip a long time ago. You have a good memory. God Jul min van.

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  9. Dear Inger, both of those photographs are treasures. I am so glad you have such good memories. Your mother must have been so caring because she raised you and that's who you are too. I, too, had a wonderful mother who is with me still even though she died at age 58 in 1968. What a blessing she was in my life, just as your mother was and is in yours. Thank you for sharing. Peace.

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  10. What a pretty lady you mom was and how wonderful that she visited you in the states to make such sweet memories.

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  11. Hi human friend! Ojo here! Those are beautiful pictures of your mother!

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  12. What lovely memories of your mom. I like that she is smiling walking in the snow.

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  13. She's as lovely as you are, Inger. Do you think you resemble her?

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. How lovely she is! and sounds like a spirited and adventurous person, like her daughter. Well, if today's her birthday, she proves Sags Rule! Thanks for this lovely tribute.

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  15. OH MY!
    I absolutely love both pictures.
    and the memories. she had so many firsts there with you! her first donkey. and palms at the mission. and Tex Mex food... delicious!
    this post is wonderful dear Inga. XOXO

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  16. Oh! Thank you for sharing stories of your mom. Now memories of your mom are living inside of me, too. What a blessing!
    love & love, -g-

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  17. Your mom was a beauty and I'm glad you have these photos and memories of her visit to you in LA. A very Merry Christmas to you Inger.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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