When my older sister's friend told my mom that she looked just like Sophia Loren, my mom spit her coffee in a fit of laughter.
Mom played the piano and organ at church and my dad sang bass in the choir (in addition to teaching Sunday School, being a deacon, and chairman of the building committee). Kids at church would tell me that my dad reminded them of Spock or Abraham LIncoln. I never knew what to say... "Thank you?" I usually just said, "I love my dad."
Kids at school would stare at my mom. She was beautiful, a "hot mom" before they had a term for it I guess, but not in the way that she was trying too hard, or age-inappropriate, or showing too much. She was... she is... graceful, elegant. This is one of those rare, rare times I don't think a photo tells enough of the story because the walk, the gesture, the beautiful way a person moves isn't captured. The following photos were taken at my dad's 80th birthday in May of 2010. Mom had hers in September. Indulge me, I think they are still beautiful!
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Mom and Dad on their wedding day...
Mom as a teen
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