Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mom in Minnesota - early 1930s

I know this doesn't have much to do with Ocala, but I just came across it and my Mom had lived in south Florida and I figured that's close enough.

26 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

I love those old cars. Your mom looks quite confident and enjoying herself.

Regarding what I liked best about the Marriott World Center: I guess the landscaping and beauty that I saw no matter which window I looked out of.

EG Wow said...

The way I see it, this has a lot to do with Ocala! If it weren't for your mother, you wouldn't be in Ocala (or anywhere else for that matter). :)

Jack said...

Very nice photograph. Mom was an intelligent-looking woman and she had a very nice car. Where did you go wrong?

I don't think most of us care much if you are slavishly faithful to Ocala or if you base the blog there and then riff from time with other shots that interest you. I think Luxembourg, for example, only shows Luxembourg one photo out of five or so.

bfarr said...

I love these old photos. Pretty pose for I am assuming a classy lady : )

brattcat said...

I LOVE this photo. I love the hat, the pose, the intelligence of expression, the playfulness of posture. What a great photo. Any idea who took it? It was definitely someone your mom felt comfortable with.

Jarart said...

Close enough for me..I love to see old pictures. This one has held up well over the years. I wonder if the pictures we take today will be around in seventy years. Maybe floating around out there in cyberspace somewhere.

magiceye said...

lovely!

Randy said...

What a wonderful photo. So glad you shared it with us.

cieldequimper said...

I'm glad to meet your Mom. Love this photo, she looks sort of mischievous. Great!

anjoe playhouse said...

I really like this photo, Jacob.
Your Mom looks like Bette Midler and Mia Farrow in-one, beautiful indeed!

Day4plus said...

It is nice to meet the woman who made it all happen. Minnesota, eh? No wonder you live in Ocala. So it all ties in.....somehow. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Allow me to say she's charming! :) Glad to see the family, dear Jacob!
God bless you!
Cezar

Sharon said...

What a great photo! It makes me think of photos I've seen with my dad and mom sitting on or standing by some prized automobile! I wonder where those are!

Giulia said...

Glad to know your mom, Jacob and I agree with Anjoeplayhouse about the likeness with Mia Farrow: a very charming and brainy woman! Then, the old car... like in old movies... the hat (in french "béret") in fashion again. Beautiful photo and a dear record for you.

Birdman said...

Wonderful image, such a classic car, great pix of mother.

Jack said...

I am honored that you wrote a poem for my blog today, Jacob.

Don't worry about being admitted to that store. You can go in with me. I will tell them you are my butler.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I love the shot (I keep going back and looking at her face, it draws me in)and like others have said, I like seeing older pictures like that. I stray from time to time on my site too.

Tricia said...

Who was the photographer? It's an amazing shot!!!

Lois said...

Your mom is beautiful and very stylish! I love how she is posing in this picture. What a cherished memory!

anjoe playhouse said...

Your mother has been very active and creative!

Steffe said...

Great to see an old family photo every now and then.

JM said...

Beautiful portrait! Glad you shared it with us, Jacob.

Rose said...

Oh, I like this one a lot....

Francisca said...

Absolutely terrific! I may have to steal your idea one day. A great shot of a woman with style! Lucky you, Jacob. And about the Ocala thing, EG Wow covered it.

anjoe playhouse said...

I am honored that you call me your friend. Thank you, Jacob, and I'll try to live up to this honor - on the other side, dear friend, I remain the person you've known for some time through our blogs:-D I always give my honest opinion, and if some can't accept this, then it's their problem. I do not want to live life on lies, and so has my politics always been...

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All best wishes to you and your family from me and Co.

nopham said...

I love this photo. It's so precious!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson