Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Mary Lee and Zipper
This is one of my favorite pictures of Mom, probably because I don't see my mother so much as a young woman, simple and clean-faced, rather Tomboy-ish. My mother lived at least two lives, and raised two sets of boys. I can't speak for who she was before; I only know the woman who had me when she was nearly 40 years old, a woman whom I now realize was trying to get it right, was trying to be the best woman and the best mother she could possibly be. That my father and I are still haunted by her memory, some 23 years later, says all that needs to be said.