Webster Groves, Missouri in 1979
There is no writing on the back of this photo, but I can determine the date by Don's lack of facial hair. This must have been spring or summer of 1979, before we were married.
Don had a beard on our first date (December 1978) and he had a beard when we married in October of '79. I liked the beard and never complained. But one day a few months before our wedding, he pulled out an electric razor and went to work. "You should at least see what I look like." He insisted. "I'd never marry a woman who's face I'd never seen!"
As for this picnic? I don't remember it, but I'm sure it was just a beautiful day and we didn't want to be inside. I recognize that we were in Don's backyard and I must have borrowed Mom's picnic basket. This could have been our first picnic...but probably not.
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!