First off, did you know that my mom couldn't sing when she was a child? An elementary school teacher told my grandmother “I’m sorry Mrs. Scott, but your daughter didn't inherit your voice.” Well, my mother was given a Gene Autry guitar and taught herself how to play and sing. After getting married, she and dad started the family singing group “Hum & Strum.” That picture of me as a child was taken when the family was performing. Mom’s done really well for a kid that couldn't sing. FYI – she got me started on playing guitar.
|Mom and her Dad|
Secondly, mom wrote for the Willimantic Chronicle (the local newspaper.) She did weekly human interest stories, some of which I still own copies of. I remember sitting at her feet while she typed the stories and then going to the newspaper office to deliver them. The sound of the newspaper machines was impressive to a young child. I fear however, I may have been responsible for the early end to her newspaper career when I dropped her typewriter. Mom tells me I get my creative writing skill from her mother (my grandmother) but I beg to differ.
|One of the articles mom wrote for|
I've included a bunch of photos I have of mom over the years. This is just a drop in the bucket and a small snapshot of her life. I’m taking the liberty of using my favorite shots. Happy Birthday mommy, I’m so glad you were born!!
|November 23, 1946|
|Roosevelt International Park, |
Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada