Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

My dear, sweet mom.

Born September 20, 1917, middle child with seven brothers bookending her.

Gazing through the window, gazing through time.

Lost in her memories. Where have the years gone?

The typewriter. So familiar…

Just like the one she used

at her job in downtown Los Angeles.

She rode the streetcar to get there.

And wonders where is the gentleman who left

a fragrant gardenia on her desk each morning.

Her reflection in a window, a reflection in time.

She turned to me and said

“I’m a relic, a living relic”.

And my camera captured this moment in time

while the image remains within. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)Living Relic

Through the window at Crystal Cove State Park Historic District in Orange County earlier this evening, after mom and I had dinner together, deciding a ride along the coast would be better than dessert. ~SueBee

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16 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic”

  1. Aug 01, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    I love this. Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting my blog, too. Cackie

  2. Jul 26, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Pleasant site. Feel good to be here and thats for your visit.

    • Jul 26, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      Thank you for visiting and your nice comment. Hope you stop by again 🙂 ~SueBee

  3. Jul 17, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    Spectacular shot. Fits so well with this week’s challenge. Your mum sounds like a very strong relic, having been around for quite a bit and is still standing today. She sounds like a very nice person too. It looks like she’s happy, judging from her subtle reflection in the glass. I hope the both of you had a good time out together 🙂

    • Jul 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

      Thank you for writing, Mabel. Mom’s got quite a story to tell, and thankfully, she’s still sharp enough that she continues to share it!! We did have fun that day. 🙂

  4. Linda
    Jul 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    How beautiful! Nicely done!

  5. Jul 15, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Your words are so touching! Lovely and loving!

  6. Anonymous
    Jul 15, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Absolutely love.

  7. Jul 15, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    She must have some interesting stories to tell.

  8. Jul 15, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    what a sweet tribute, and quite a charming way to capture your Mom’s image

    • Jul 15, 2014 at 7:16 am #

      Thank you! One if those that just presented itself at the right moment 🙂


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