Monday, October 27, 2008

In Loving Memory of My Mother


Who loved to read to me (and my brother)

23 comments:

Beth Kephart said...

Oh my goodness, what a breathtaking photograph.

All of you and all of what you became held in a single photograph.

Your mother was gorgeous.

Violet said...

What a beautiful picture. I can't stop staring at it.

My mom never read to me because she herself isn't much of a reader.
I am just happy that she does not chastise me over my 'spending way too much money on my books' habbit :)

But yes, this photograph is precious. Have you frame it on your wall yet?

keri mikulski :) said...

Beautiful pic. Sending bunches and bunches of hugs.

Alea said...

That is so dear :D

Steve said...

What a cute pic!

bermudaonion said...

What a great picture. It's easy to see how engrossed the three of you were. That picture is such a treasure for you to have.

Dar said...

What a beautiful way to remember your mother Lenore. This is a wonderful photo.

Steph said...

Like Beth said, breathtaking picture. Storytelling moms are doing their children the most noble of services possible :)

Steph

Lisa said...

What a great picture! That should definitely be framed and treasured. My parents are both big readers and they always encouraged us. Sadly, my sister didn't catch the reading bug, but it sure worked on me.

Bookish Ruth said...

What an amazing photograph. I have very fond memories of my mother reading to me, but unfortunately, no pictures of the two of us reading together. Her reading to me made me what I am today.

Jeane said...

We have some photos similar to this in our family albums- my mother constantly read to my sisters and I. Seeing your picture brought back so many memories for me!

Library Cat said...

This is a beautiful picture and takes me back to my childhood.
LibrarysCat

Lenore said...

Thanks everyone. Your words are like a salve for my broken heart.

caite said...

Another great love of reading instilled at a very early age!
Is your brother still a reader too?

Lenore said...

caite - Well, he certainly doesn't read as much as me, but he does read at least 10 novels a year which is well above average I hear.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

What a neat way to honor your mom! :) Love that photo.

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

What a beautiful photograph, it looks like all three of you were lost together in that book.

My parents read to me as a child also, and I am so thankful to them for giving me the world of reading. There is no better gift to pass on to your children.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

What a great picture. :)
-lauren

Scobberlotcher said...

Oh, that photo truly speaks a thousand words. thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

a picture is worth a thousand words ...

posting this is a lovely tribute to your mother, Lenore.

Heather Zundel said...

That picture is perhaps one of the sweetest, most beautiful things I've ever seen. You are lucky to have such a mother.

Jamie said...

*HUGS* I find myself going through pictures of my mother and I..and I can't help but cry. I think sometimes I need to just let myself miss her and not forget her but it's so hard. This is an incredible picture and I'm so glad you and your mother could share these moments of reading particularly because it is a huge part of who you are today..so in a way..she's always with you! I know that sounds corny but I think it's true. I have so much respect for you and I have a feeling that when it comes time for me to get married..I'm going to be asking you for advice on how to deal with that. It's funny how much I feel closer to you after you shared this..I mean, we had a great time in Brooklyn but it's amazing how you instantly have a connection with someone who has gone through something like this.