This little one named Roberta is my Mom . . . and Robert and Elizabeth are her parents . . .
This is my lovely Mom . . . the photo was taken in Maine, shortly before her 80th birthday . . . the pink stamp in the upper right of the collage is from the birth announcement sent out by her Mother when Uncle Bob was born (1930) . . . the scrap of paper with handwriting on it is from Mom's paternal grandpa's journal . . . the Old Orchard Beach postcard is a vintage card in my collection . . . as is the linen fabric piece . . .
These photos were taken by Mom at Old Orchard Beach, Maine . . . 'tis a delightful place to be during the off-season . . . notice the sand dollar? . . . Mom collected quite a few of them during her walks on that beach . . .
Isn't this a neat photo? . . . Mom captured this image near Biddeford Pool . . . her paternal grandpa did landscaping in that area in the early part of the 20th century . . .
Mom took this photo one afternoon on Peaks Island . . . we enjoyed that Island visit so much that we went back again the next day . . .
Mom is in the middle . . . my youngest sister is on the left . . . and I am on the right . . . this was on Peaks Island . . .
Mom took the photo of the Fifth Maine on the left . . . the image on the right is from a scrapbook that belonged to her Mother, Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . it is dated 1925 . . .
This is another of Mom's photos from Old Orchard Beach . . .
Mom took this photo of Pam . . . she is standing under the pier at Old Orchard Beach at sunrise . . .caption
Here I am gathering seaglass on the beach on Peaks Island . . . Mom took the photo . . .
This is on Casco Bay . . . Mom took the photo . . .
The lighting was absolutely perfect for photos on the afternoon we pulled into the parking lot at this lighthouse . . . Mom captured this image . . .
Can you see the steam coming off the water in the large photo? . . . Mom captured this one at Old Orchard Beach . . . the smaller image is Mom standing on that same beach the first time we went to New England in 1977 . . .
This is the pier at Old Orchard Beach . . . another of Mom's fantastic photos . . .
The photo on the left is Mom placing flowers on her Mother's grave at Laurel Hill Cemetery . . . the image on the right is Mom's late brother, Robert E. Henry (1930-1997), doing the same thing 34 years earlier . . . that was the 5th day of October in 1977 . . . and we were at Elizabeth's grave for the very first time ever . . . that date was the 65th anniversary of the day she was born . . .
The photo in the center of the page is Mom standing in front of the home where her Mother grew up . . . the little girl in the photo on the left is her Mother, Elizabeth, standing in front of the same set of steps . . . Elizabeth was born in 1912, so that photo must have been 1920 or earlier . . .
This is a the house where my Mom was born in 1932 . . . and where her Mother died three days later . . . the inset photo is her Mother, Elizabeth, standing in front of the same house . . . that would have been late 1920s . . . Mom took the photo of the house . . .
Mom told us to walk down the sidewalk at Lynn Beach so she could take our photo . . . so we did! . . . the inset is Mom's parents on the same walkway in 1931 . . .
Mom took this photo of the autumn colors and their reflections . . . we saw this as we were driving into Lynn, Massachusetts, which is where Mom was born . . .
The inset photo is Mom and her brother, Robert, sitting at the same Goldfish Pond in the mid-1930s . . .
Upper right is Mom . . . lower right is her brother, Robert . . . their parents are in the other photo with Robert . . . these photos were taken at Lynn Beach in Massachusetts . . .
Lynn Beach . . . sands of time . . .
The faded black and white photo is Mom walking along the shoreline at Old Orchard Beach . . . taken from the balcony of our beach house . . .
The image on the left is a jigsaw puzzle we all worked on while sitting at the kitchen table in the beach house at Old Orchard Beach . . .
Mom's family tree . . .