For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:
1) This is Mother's Day weekend, so please go through the photographs you have of your mother and share your absolute favorite photograph of her. Just one. Oh, tell us why it's your favorite, and tell us something about your mother, too.
2) Share your photograph and story in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or on social media (e.g., Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, etc.).
This photograph was taken on 29 August 1976 in San Diego on the University of San Diego campus. This was the occasion of the wedding of my youngest brother, Scott (in the middle above).
On this day, my mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver, at age 57, looked radiant, elegant, and basked in the glow of having successfully nurtured her three rambunctious boys to the joys of wedded bliss, while keeping my father happy. They had two granddaughters, with another on the way. They would now finally have a truly empty nest. I hope that she was thinking about the memories of her childhood, marriage, motherhood and education, and more.
The next year was both sad and happy - we lost her father, Lyle Lawrence Carringer, on 5 November 1976, and her mother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer on 19 June 1977. Another granddaughter was born in October 1976. She and my father still lived in their home on 30th Street, but they would move to her parents home on Point Loma in 1978, and another granddaughter would be born in 1978.
Life happens, and I think that this family photo is my favorite photograph of my mother.
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