Lots of Moms to remember today, in the family and among our extended group of good friends.
I learn from them, and draw from their strength and example — not just today but every day.
Wishing each of them a Happy Mother’s Day.
My mother, Ginger Salvatore, introduces me to the rest of the family, May 30, 1966.
My mother-in-law, Dena, holding my brother-in-law, Dean. That’s Basil at right. This was likely snapped just before — as family legend goes — he asked when they could send Dean back! Wish time had been kinder to this photo; we have so few from Basil’s childhood. I almost cropped it tightly, but I love the details in the background: the autumn leaves, the sedan door standing open, as though they couldn’t wait to catch the moment; the car that’s behind them.
Still getting to know each other: Me and my first mother, Pat, last summer. Still can’t believe I was able to find her.
Catherine and me. She’s my pride and joy … and occasionally acknowledges me in public.