Although I had not intended to turn this into a birthday blog I nevertheless enjoy acknowledging the historical context within I find myself. Here is a photograph of Thelma Hammerquist Hatfull in 1952, at the glamorous age of 26, on her honeymoon, in a bathing suit, and holding a cigarette (!!!!). I am tossing in a snapshot taken in 1970 while on family vacation at the Oregon coast which, it is entirely disconcerting to realize, was taken 40 years ago.
Thelma is a remarkable 84 years old and still a girl at heart. Bon anniversaire maman and many more!
* It is allowed.
photo credits: DWG Hatfull