I have really been missing my mom lately. Maybe it is because I am coming up on the 15th anniversary of her passing, although, in reality, I really lost my mom about 25 years ago. She had a massive stroke and had dementia, and for the last 10 years of her life she was in a nursing home. My mom and I were very close. We were good friends and we did a lot of things together. She and I had a completely different close relationship than my dad and I had, but we were still very close. My mom, Evelyn Theresa Wood Jones, was 76, just a couple of months shy of turning 77 and just a few months short of her 56th wedding anniversary with my dad, when she passed away. My dad went to visit her everyday when he wasn’t out here with us. My mom and my dad moved out to Pasadena, California in 1955, where they stayed for the rest of their lives.
This was Mom’s baby picture. She was born May 4, 1929, in Port Arthur, Texas. She was the 2nd born and the only girl, with 3 brothers.
Mom on a pony. She was about 4 years old.
Here, she is about 14.
The Hula Girl, when she was around 16 years old.
A young pin-up girl on the beach. As a red-head, with tons of freckles and very fair skin, this was a rarity. My mom and the beach were NOT the best of friends, unlike my my dad and I. My dad and I have always shared our love for the beach and the oceans around the world.
Her high school graduation picture.
Wedding Day to my dad, June 24, 1950.
After 14 years of just the two of them, I came along.
My college graduation day.
I was a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding. We really didn’t take too many pictures of the 3 of us, and especially not all dressed up.
I miss you Mom. I hope you are at peace. I love you always and forever.