This photo, which I'd never seen before, came from Cousin Sashie today. It's my mother, on the left, and hers, my Aunt Sophie, and I can tell by the setting that it was taken before we moved into the house I grew up in when I was three. I blip it because I do not ever recall seeing my mother so happy, in life or in a photo. I am so grateful to have it.
Aunt Sophie was the wife of my mother's brother Ted. She was sweet and kind and loved my mother as much as mom loved her. It was a valuable friendship.