Tuesday, August 21, 2007

She Was Beautiful

This is what she looked like in her heyday.

My cousin, my father, me, my mother, my sister.
For me, think screaming red hair.

Click on the picture to enlarge.


Blogger Beth said...

That's a great photo.

Aug 21, 2007, 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger chelene said...

Wonderful photo, Zed.

Aug 21, 2007, 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

beautiful family. and look at the little one with the screaming red hair. haha, a little cutie.

Aug 21, 2007, 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger SushiBoy said...

What a cutie. Go Zed.

Aug 21, 2007, 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always did think screaming red hair.

Ok, not really.

I love the photo!!

Aug 22, 2007, 1:19:00 AM  
Blogger GETkristiLOVE said...

You and your sister look like carbon copies of each other at different ages.

Aug 22, 2007, 2:16:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Thanks Sushiboy. When I look back on childhood photos, I never seemed to smile. Now that's all I ever do.

Amy, we're talking fire-engine red. Now it's more similar to butterscotch. Of course L'Oreal Preference or Excellence helps a lot.

GKL, we were very similar, though my sister had dark brown hair similar to my mother, and I had red hair, having taken after my father.

Aug 22, 2007, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Oh, sorry, GKL, I forgot to mention that my sister died 3 years ago this month from breast cancer that traveled to her liver. She was great.

Aug 22, 2007, 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

you have a beautiful looking family there, Zed.

were you adopted?

cause you're the only one with the red hair, it looks like.

Your mom was a beaut!

Aug 22, 2007, 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

I love that picture. You were a cute kid!

Aug 22, 2007, 1:44:00 PM  
Blogger mixednut said...

Thanks for sharing Zed. You're a cutie.
Btw, I loved the posts about your mom.

Aug 22, 2007, 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Your mom was va v voom LOL!

You and your sister looks like twins in black and white. I know you must miss her *hug*

Aug 22, 2007, 5:46:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

No, Teri, I wasn't adopted. But I was induced--and did I resent THAT for a while. :) My father had bright red hair as well, so proof positive I'm in the right blood line ...

Thanks, Lynda. It's a classic.

MixedNut, I'm so glad to see you here. I was worried where you'd gone.

Mel, she was really a knockout, and you know what, at 88 she's still looking pretty darn good.

Thanks for the hug, Mel (sending one back to you). I really appreciate it. I miss her more than I'd ever imagined.

Aug 22, 2007, 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger tmollie said...

I love this picture, wonderful memories for you I am sure.

Aug 22, 2007, 7:56:00 PM  
Blogger tmollie said...

Zed, you have been on my heart this month too.


Aug 22, 2007, 7:58:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Thanks for thinking of me, Tmollie. As you know, three years ago August was an extremely tough month for me. I never thought I'd make it through the pain of watching someone I love die. But there is grace, and I received tons of it to handle it all, for which I'm most appreciative.

Again, I thank you for your kind thoughts and I hope all is well with you.

Aug 22, 2007, 8:09:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Tmollie? Consider yourself hugely hugged! :)

Aug 22, 2007, 8:10:00 PM  
Blogger tmollie said...

Zed yes I remember what a tough time you had. She had so much love for you & she left something for all of us.
I learned quite a bit from her about grace.

Your Mom is a special lady too & beautiful still I am sure.
We all sure get a laugh from your posts when she visits.

Is it an inborn thing with Moms to be that way.
If so I can't wait to see what my daughters think, lol. I can see me having loads of fun, oh yeah :)

Aug 22, 2007, 8:30:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Tmollie, I do believe it is inborn. And no matter how hard you try to fight against it, you'll do all the same things when you get old and gray. It's your job. :)

Aug 22, 2007, 8:48:00 PM  
Anonymous gifted typist said...

Whenever I see a shot like that it always makes me wonder what was happening that day and what possessed everyone to pose for a family picture?
It's a sliver in time captured forever.
And yes, your mother has good bones.

Aug 23, 2007, 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Doctor Momâ„¢ said...

She is beautiful!

What a beautiful family!

It's probably a good idea to hang it up on your fridge so when the police find her no longer breathing, with a pillow over her face, they will think that you really really loved and admired her ;)

Aug 23, 2007, 7:41:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

GT, we were at the NJ shore with the entire family (uncles, aunts, cousins, grandfather), where we would spend 2 weeks each summer. Those were fun times. Only thing is, who knew that it was a bad thing to keep kids in the sun all day, especially a redhead? My parents put Noxema on us for protection. Or baby oil. Yikes! I roasted day after day. ... Mom does have good bones though, doesn't she?

Thanks Doctor Mom! Good advice! I will take it under advisement. :)
Positive news: I still have my hair even though she asked me both yesterday and today when I'm cutting it. She's nothing, if not persistent.

Aug 23, 2007, 8:21:00 PM  
Blogger tmollie said...

Good to know it is my job :)

I am getting my hair cut Saturday. Maybe now you won't have to before she leaves.
Just say I did it for you :)

Aug 24, 2007, 7:40:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Tmollie, don't let your daughters down! :)

I have only 3 days left to fight off the haircut. It might happen! I don't know how I did this, but I now officially consider myself a genius!

Aug 24, 2007, 10:37:00 PM  

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