My mum is not a ‘silver surfer’ thank goodness, or I have little doubt she would be very cross with me for posting this photo for The Gallery at Stickyfingers this week. She is a highly intelligent ‘with it’ woman with all her faculties, so I admit my title is a little contrived. My siblings do read this though, and I must therefore pledge them to complete silence or I will be called ‘Suzanne’ rather than Suzie for weeks to come (do all mothers revert to full names rather than pet ones when angry?)
Anyway, the prompt this week is ‘My favourite photo and why’. I have huge respect for Tara and her ideas but this one is SO difficult. Where do you start? Children? Husband? Yourself? A place that means something to you? I could do one for each of those and still leave hundreds on the cutting room floor and frankly you have probably seen enough of my son and daughter to last you a while.
So I thought that I would be the child this week and I would choose to post my favourite photo of the last 12 months of my favourite lady of the past 40-something years. She very rarely likes photographs of herself, and I have very few of her in those taken as we grew up. She tore them up in fact which is strange, as to my mind she is one of the prettiest women I know, even at 81.
This is Christmas 2009 and incredibly ten months have passed since I took this shot. It is not of an elderly lady in a rather eccentric hat, she doesn’t ‘do’ hats as she feels they don’t suit her. Clearly though, Christmas cakes are very becoming and she should wear them more often….
So my entry this week is for my Mum, who has dedicated the last 50 years of her life to her family and who still keeps us entertained even as she heads into a decade she never thought she would see (as she never fails to mention love her). We have few enough photos of her as it is, and as she is so clearly enjoying herself in this one I am going to make sure she never learns how to use the ‘delete’ button.