21 September 2012

Remembering Moky

Once upon a time, in 1986 to be exact, we got my mother dressed up in a white tee-shirt, and Ray-Bans, and a leather jacket that my sister had appropriated from an old boyfriend. And we punked up her hair and gave her some big dangly earrings, and took her picture on the front porch of her house.


She was awfully game about the whole thing, even while there were neighbors driving by.

Today would have been her 77th birthday. I miss her.

25 comments:

Jody said...

I'm sorry she's not there to celebrate. I love that photo...ah, the 80s.

Joybells said...

What a great photo, and memory to go with it. I'm sending you extra squashy hugs today.

This Here Bliss said...

What a fabulous picture.

Readersguide said...

What a great picture. Wow

Kizz said...

She looked awesome.

Heide said...

Great photo!

shrink on the couch said...

Your mom made an awesome badass!

Varda said...

Fabulous picture. You know I know how you feel. Big hugs.

Anjali said...

That picture is priceless.

Hugs, Magpie.

nicole said...


She looks like a natural.

Sending hugs,

Heather Clisby said...

I love this photo. I love this post. And I'm so sorry she's gone - she looks very cool.

Janet said...

Glad she went along with it...such a great shot!

Jocelyn said...

The juxtaposition of "dressing mom up," as kids love to do...and seeing her look so kickass in that photo there...

and then reading that she would have been 77 today (my mom's age),

well,

you got me. I miss her for you, too.

liz said...

(((Magpie)))

Sarah said...

I'm sorry, hon.

Great shot of her!

Bibliomama said...

xo

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She wore that like it was HER look.

Birthdays of those that are gone are hard.

mayberry said...

She looks like she could be on an album cover! Now we all get to know her just a little better too.

City Twins Chicago said...

Wow. I never looked this cool in the 80s. In fact, I never looked cool at all.

Marty said...

Oh, wow. That is an awesome picture.

Thinking of you and her now.

alejna said...

The photo and the story that goes with it made me smile. She rocked that look. What a cool woman she was. I imagine that you miss her in innumerable ways.

Hugs to you, my friend.

susan said...

That is an awesome photo--what a great woman your mother was. I think of her at random times, and I never even knew her; I'm so glad you share some of your stories here. What a loss--I'm still sorry she's gone.

kathy a. said...

xoxo

leanne said...

Thank you for sharing her with us. Thinking of you...

Val said...

I'm sorry for your loss.