Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Don’t You Just Love That Hat?

My mother is still going, not strong perhaps, but she is going. Yesterday she turned 88. Sadly I could not be there, but I will see her in two weeks’ time.

I was in fact frantically scanning old photo albums so I can return them when we go for Christmas. That’s when I came across this wonderful almost 69-year-old picture of her and her best friend at teacher training college. She was still 19 years old that summer when she graduated. I believe this photo is from early spring 1942. So elegant, a real class act! (She is the one on the left by the way.) The hat might be dated, although beautiful, but the rest of her outfit would have done a modern business woman proud. What a good dresser she was!

NQTs

9 comments:

Expats Again said...

You are so fortunate to still have your mom. Treasure her.

ladyfi said...

My mum's birthday is today!

Thank goodness they are both alive. Love her hat - and yes, she was very elegant there!

oreneta said...

What a lovely photo!


Happy Birthday to her indeed.

Zuzana said...

Yes, I LOVE the hat and your mom in that photograph is a classic beauty, she will fit in into any time and look stunning.;) Happy birthday to her!;))
xoxo

Limningedge said...

Style will stand the test of time. Happy birthday to your mum.

lulusbay said...

Wonderful photo - she looks a lot like my (83 year old now) mother in law did at that age... Isn't it great that they could wear such fantastic hats!

swenglishexpat said...

Expats Again, LadyFi, Oreneta, Zuzana, Limningedge and Lulu's Bay - Thank you all for lovely comments. I have in fact copied them, and intend to print out and show them when I see her. I'll say that women from all over the world praised her looks and dress sense! ;-) She will be very pleased, I'm sure.

Eric Valentine said...

That is such a wonderful picture and memory to have my friend..
Sorry I have been away so long, things are improving, great to see you are still in blogland.. :)

swenglishexpat said...

Eric - Thanks for visiting again. Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year.