Saturday, November 10, 2007

Smile Of The Day

look what i found.


"is that really me?"
"hell yes that's you, mom. just look at that smile."
"well...if that's me, i guess maybe i was kind of pretty back then."
"KINDA pretty? dang, you look like a freakin' movie star."

that made her smile.

"ha! and just look at you Now. you're still just as pretty.
especially when you smile."

updated, 11-12-07: see the original, uncropped picture beyond the cut.


as you may have read in the comments, this photo was cropped.

judging from the handwritten notation on the back of it, ["just before Lynn A was born"] i had no idea who the baby in the picture was and decided to just display mom's natural beauty alone.

upon further investigation, we've now decided the note should've read: "just after Lynn A was born," and thus the explanation for Mary Anne's radiance.

hey, stick a new mother in front of a camera and this is what you get, plain and simple...




(and from personal experience, i betcha the new dad looked *almost* as happy to be alive.)

15 comments:

Chris said...

Oh wow! that's a million dollar smile if I ever saw one!!! Please give your mom a big hug from me. She is a gorgeous woman, inside and out.

cornbread hell said...

i'll do that, chris. thanks.
you doin' ok?

Chris said...

Since I have gotton into blgging and AD forums, we have been sharing pics of our LO's. I see the movie star look so much. I think it is because back then, it meant something to look and act like a lady. It's too bad that is lost now. I miss that time and I think I was born in the wrong generation.

Chris said...

yeah, I'm ok....you ok??

Chris said...

Lol, we posted at the same time...jinx!!

cornbread hell said...

the jinx thing is funny.

but ya know what? i have to disagree with your movie star theory.

i don't know that movie stars back then were acting so much like ladies any more or less than they are today, or that regular folks back then were any more lady-like than many of the people i know today.

i don't mean to be contrary, chris. i'm just sayin'...

Annie said...

That is a beautiful smile. She looks like she is loving life!

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

That is a beautiful picture of your mom. She most definately could pass for a movie star. Beautiful smile.

:: gina :: said...

wow, she is beautiful! what do you know about the picture? what made her smile like that? did she always look like that? she's gorgeous, holy cow, makes my charles ingalls episode look real bad.

cornbread hell said...

thanks joanne.

gina, funny thing about that pic, she's holding a baby. on the back it says, "just before Lynn A. (my sister) was born."

we couldn't figure out who the baby was so i cropped it out before posting it. now we think it is her and the note on the back is wrong.
so, to answer your question... new mother glow.

(yeah, but your charles ingalls episode is Funny. and cute.)

~Betsy said...

Such a beautiful lady!

josephine terese said...

wowwwww

cornbread hell said...

betsy, josephine- yep.

(i showed her that photo again today. she didn't remember ever having seen it before. i asked her how it made her feel. she smiled and said, "pretty.")

rilera said...

Your Mom is BEAUTIFUL! What an awesome smile. Now I've gotta go dig some old picts of my mom out.

Barby said...

And this is why your a son any Mommy would be luckey to have........
and to remind your mom what a beautiful lady she was and still is.......
well im sure u made her day even she remembered it only for a moment



im speechless........
u rawk

"is that really me?"
"hell yes that's you, mom. just look at that smile."
"well...if that's me, i guess maybe i was kind of pretty back then."
"KINDA pretty? dang, you look like a freakin' movie star."

that made her smile.

"ha! and just look at you Now. you're still just as pretty.
especially when you smile."