Saturday, May 09, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Since my sister Suzanne and I can't be in Austin this year for Mother's Day (I think it's the first time we've ever missed it!), we wanted to give a "shout out" to our Mom, Mattie Teddlie. Not only is she the Best Mom Ever (with apologies to all you other Moms out there), but she takes beautiful pictures, suitable for splashing generously across my blog today.

Here are some of our favorite pics of her ...

(Doesn't she have a beautiful smile?)

Pretty flowers for a pretty lady.

An anniversary celebration - maybe 62nd (?)

Anniversary Waltz, on board a cruise ship. Yes, that's my Dad, gallantly steering Mom around the dance floor, even though he "doesn't dance".
(This one is probably my current favorite pic)
And here is my all-time favorite picture of Mom as a child ... she's about 11 years old here ... you can see why she grew into such a beautiful lady!

I want to put a little remembrance here for our grandmothers, too. This first picture below is of my Dad's mother, Hallie, at about age 18.

And here is my mother's mother, Hattie, at about age 21, when she worked as a telephone operator.

Both of our grandmothers are gone now, but we remember them with lots of love.
from your two favorite daughters,

Linda and Suzanne


  1. your mom has the most wonderful kind eyes...loved her pic as a child and the two of you...

  2. fabulous photos!
    such a wonderful tribute too -- wish I'd thought of it first!

  3. She is beautiful....the pic of your mom reminds me so much of you. Such a beautiful memory.
    Love and miss you terribly.


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