Daily Archives: April 17, 2014

Mama’s Birthday

My mother was born April 17, 1910, one hundred four years ago today.

In honor of her birthday, I thought I’d share a few photos of her life.

I have very few pictures of my mom and dad together.  (He died when I was just an infant, and I have no memory of him at all.) There’s no date on this picture, so I don’t know if it was before they were married, before they had children?

donnie and willie front 1-22-2010 3-56-037

My mom with my sisters, June and Rose.

mom june rose as children

With me, as a baby. Many nights, my mom and my sisters would swing me to sleep in that porch swing.

Donnie & Dianne 6-27-2010 9-33-48 PM

Fast forward to the early 1980’s, with Marshall and me.

goggie db marshall 1-22-2010 3-16-40 PM

At a family reunion, (far left) with her five sisters, early 1990’s.


And one of our very favorite pictures of her, taken on a trip with my sister, June, in Myrtle Beach, also early 1990’s.

goggie myrtle beach 3-27-2005 9-37-10 PM

“You count the hours you could have spent with your mother.
It’s a lifetime in itself.”
 Mitch Albom

~These Days Of Mine~