5 - Before My Time
Monsanto Company Picnic in 1950
I found this photo years ago in a box that came from my in-law's home. I loved it so much I framed it. My mother-in-law, Clay is the one holding my sister-in-law, Jane...who has her hand in her mouth.
This is not my picnic memory, but I've spent years studying the details of this image...the clothing, the stroller, the basket, the expressions. It pulls me into a humid summer day, back when I imagine time drifted by more slowly...and people went on more picnics.
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!