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Thursday, 8 April 2010

happy sixty-five






my mother turned sixty-five last week. she is quite an amazing woman. the eldest of six siblings, she raised six children herself. she continually is there for us - keeping in touch by phone, sending letters or parcels. she is one of the strongest personalities i know, extremely caring, very stylish, a very special woman indeed.

looking through her photo albums, i can't believe how fast time seems to have flown by. here she is twelve, swinging in a hammock, laughing. at thirteen, with a new petticoat. then at fifteen, short hair for the first time. and then, at sixteen, with friends on spiekeroog, a small island in the north sea, where she worked for a summer, before she started her training as a nurse in hamburg.

i have loved these albums since i was a child. how lucky am i, not just for having a great mother, but also for having a mother who loved taking pictures and didn't mind having her picture taken.

happy birthday, mum!

20 comments:

Ida Nielsen said...

Everytime I see older pictures like this I'm reminded how much more stylish and pretty people were dressed back then. I wish it was still like that today :-)
Happy birthday to you mom. She sounds like a very special lady!

Theresa said...

I love that one of your mom in the hammock!

Elisabelle said...

great photos!

happy birthday to your mum!!!!

ibb said...

Great photos!
Happy birthday to your mum!

la ninja said...

:) many happy returns.

Mandy said...

What a beautiful post, she has obviously passed her love of photography and lovely attributes on to you.... I'm sure she is equally as proud to have you as a daughter as you are to have her as a mother.... Mother daughter relationships are so special.

spudballoo said...

Oh wonderful WONDERFUL photos, what a beautiful family. You're very like your mother!

Happy birthday xx

spudballoo said...

And, yes, fabulous to have so many photos of your mum. My boys won't be so lucky. I took 600 photos on our holiday recently, of which ONE is of me :-(

Cole said...

I love vintage photos like this. Something really special about them. lovely blog.

Nicole
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

Jeannette said...

Ich habe leider nur ein paar Fotos von meine Mutter von fruher. Aber ich liebe den auch.
Das Foto mit deine Mutter in den ´Hammock´ ist fantastisch. Sie sieht so glücklich aus.
Und ich denke das du dein Mutter ähnlich bist...lieb, stylish und ein Spezielle Frau!
Liebe Grüsse und ein wunderschönes Wochenende,
Jeannette
PS Happy Birthday, mamma Kristina

Lollipop said...

the 1st picture is so pretty... She is so pretty on this B&W pic... wow...
happy 65 to your mum!

máni said...

i love looking at old photographs and it's great that you have such beautiful pictures of your mom! big smiles - looks like a happy time!

alexandria said...

These are splendid and I loved hearing your thoughts on your mother. I hope her birthday was wonderful!

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

love these photos. and happy birthday, kristina's mom :)

Temps perdu said...

Congratulations to your mother.
How lovely pictures, the peoople in the pictures are present in that moment, I love the active vibrant feel.

Fine Little Day said...

What a lovely smile :)

♥♥♥ w o o l f ♥♥♥ said...

the bottom photograph is a heart warmer... I have come back to your blog after a long absence. i'll be visiting... :)

Tracy said...

Great photos! Especially the hammock shot. :)

malo said...

Your mum looks so happy and very pretty. I can look at old photos like these forever.

n a t s u m i said...

Great post! Happy belated birthday to your mom!

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