Mom is on the right, and yep, that's me she's carrying. The lady on the left was a dear friend. Years ago a photographer took pictures of you on the street. I don't know why neither of them are smiling. Perhaps they didn't want their picture snapped. Or maybe their feet hurt. She loved birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, any day she had an excuse to celebrate and buy little gifts for her two daughters. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and rode the Orphan Train to Bowie, TX when she was 9 years old. She was a beautiful Christian woman who accepted her life and found a home with a wonderful foster family that loved her.