4.16.2018  by cdonohoue


Tom and I were working on finding some laughter. I ended up belly laughing about Anna Jane, my Mom. We were passing Xavier University where my cousin's child had married at their chapel. The reception was so swanky, according to Mom, that they gave her one of those Instamatic cameras to bring home! I almost wet my pants laughing at that one so we were on a roll.

Tom told the story about the time Mom and my Aunt Marge had gone to a fancy hotel to hear some music and my Aunt saw someone that she knew and was yelling across the room at "Schitzy." I can't remember the exact last name of the man but this is enough.

Then the story Mom used to tell about my Uncle Willie. He tried like crazy to enter the service during WWII. They kept turning him down because he was blind in one eye and deaf in one ear from a childhood firecracker gone wrong accident - but he was a dead eye shot. They finally took him towards the end as a medic. He was home on leave before they sent him to Europe. He had to explain to my grandmother, the most modest woman to walk the earth, what all of the balloons were that she found floating on top of her wringer washer.

My Mom loved a good story - whether she was the story or telling it on someone else.
Today I am honored when someone tells me that I remind them of my Mother. I am positive that she had a hand in yesterday's belly laughs.
Beautiful image with such lovely details, colors, composition...great narrative too :)
April 18th, 2018  
What a lovely image and great tales
April 18th, 2018  
Oh, Cathy. You are so deserving of some belly laughs after your last few days! I'm so happy that you're able to remember these funny stories from your mom. Sounds like it was a great family.

An absolutely stunning photo that's even better on black! Very impressive detail.
April 18th, 2018  
How beautiful !
April 18th, 2018  
What lovely, fun memories. Beautiful photo.
April 19th, 2018  
So glad you can remember your mom with belly laughs.
April 19th, 2018  
super shot
April 19th, 2018  
Wonderful memories! Great shot!
April 19th, 2018  
Lovely shot
April 19th, 2018  
I'm grinning along with your stories! Isn't it great how suddenly you can guffaw at an old happy memory from years and years ago =)
I'm also smiling at this lovely flutterby
April 22nd, 2018  
I don't know which is better, the story or the picture. Lovely.
April 26th, 2018  
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