Tomorrow is my mother-in-law’s 80th Birthday! She has lived a remarkable life — her mom died when she was quite young, and her father couldn’t take care of her, so she bounced around, living with several relatives and family friends, and was living on her own before she was out of high school. She taught school, raised four remarkable children, and ran her own small business for over thirty years. She has always been wonderful and supportive to Melissa and I.
This picture was taken sometime in the early 40s, probably 1943. It was a creased wallet photo that I spent some time restoring; the fact that it scanned and blew up so well is a testament to the amazing quality of black and white film photography.