Saturday, April 10, 2010

april 10


Happy birthday to my mom, born in 1936 in Scranton PA to James and Eleanor Decker. She was the second of five children. All fives kids had middle names that began with J (her J was Jean), and my grandfather, a sailor, had their names tattoed in a list down his arm, right next to the anchor.

We took this photo about 5 years old on a summer vacation, but I like my mother's expression and the black & white of it.

6 comments:

LimesNow said...

Happy birthday, Mom ____ Jean! Many happy returns of your special day.

Kass said...

That is a wonderful photo in every way. It says so much. Where is your mom?

Elisabeth said...

I love the black and the white photos, they seem to capture the essence of our emotions. Thanks for giving us a window into your mother's world.

SarahJane said...

My mom lives in NJ.

NE said...

I once lived in Jersey. Like the Babylonian Captivity, that. But I am a free man once again. And I know longer have to answer to, "Which exit?" because now the answer's "No Exit."

Sartre would be proud.

Happy Birthday, Mom Sloat!

NE said...

I once lived in Jersey. Like the Babylonian Captivity, that. But I am a free man once again. And I no longer have to answer to, "Which exit?" because now the answer's "No Exit."

Sartre would be proud.

Happy Birthday, Mom Sloat!

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