In Remembrance of Mom (on her birthday)

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© Andrea Petersen
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The lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth and even for evermore..
Psalms 121: 8

My mother who passed away, October 26, 2011 would be 103 years old today if she were still living...I shot this portrait of her holding 2 of her paintings in October of 1997... I used my FE2 Nikon Film camera with flood lights, tripod and a background which I set up in my folk's garage. I remember clearing out their garage to get everything organized so that I would have room to set up the equipment..

This was one of mother's favorite pictures of herself in her older years that she framed on her wall at the home place and on her dresser at the apartment where she moved to before she went to the rest home..

Good memories
Come from hobbies
That gave pleasures...
We keep them strong
Preserved in pictures..
To replay their song..
The melody lingers
Alive in our heart,
Thru' a mother's fingers
Touched by her art...

Poetry by me, AJP

19 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    A great memory for you I'm sure, and a beautiful portrait!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    Makes me think of the old song, "Precious Memories." So well done and personal.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    Very touching and beautiful, Andrea. I know how it pains us to lose a parent. You have such lovely memories of her, and this photo shows what a very talented lady she was too. It seems you inherited that gene, as your photos will attest!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (18 Jul 2012):

    Awww! So sweet!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    A wonderful tribute and so touching!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (18 Jul 2012):

    I love this image Andrea! You have such warm fuzzy memories! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2012):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Well done, Andrea.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    What a beautiful photo of your mom and a wonderful tribute and poem that you wrote.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Wonderful memories in this beautiful portrait and narrative.. a lovely tribute to your mother, Andrea!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    This is a beautiful portrait and tribute to your mother. I am sending you hugs.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    A lovely memorable portrait of your mom, wonderful

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful tribute, my friend.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    this is so lovely....... great portrait..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    bless her soul!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (21 Jul 2012):

    What a wonderful portrait filled with perfectly composed with special treasures

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    Very nice Andrea.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    Not to be forgotten....

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (6 Oct 2013):

    Very touching.

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