POTD: Better Days

Mom at Belmont Mildred Blackwood Louisville, Kentucky 2012

momdad2Mildred and Wallace Blackwood near Roosevelt, Oklahoma 2000

Mom and Cleo TubingMildred Blackwood and Cleo Blackwood (sister-in-law) Evergreen, Colorado late 1960s


12 thoughts on “POTD: Better Days”

  1. I love the photos! Especially the ones where she is laughing. It reminds me of what a gigglebox she was, especially when being teased. Starting from the time she was little, I think you could do a whole folio of laughing photos of her.

  2. Her laugh. That is how I will always remember her. Thanks for sharing these photos that illustrate her lightness and her easy, contagious laughter.
    At times like this, we are so profoundly reminded of the changes of life. Thinking of Aunt Mildred, and seeing your photos, I am taken back to many memories of time spent with your family. I can still hear Aunt Mildred’s voice in my head – as clear as it sounded years ago.
    I know Aunt Mildred will be missed by everyone who knew her – most of all by her sisters, sons, and daughter. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Randy Blackwood

    Thanks for the photo of mom snow tubing. I think it is so iconic of mom willing to step outside of her comfort zone to do things with us kids. She was way ahead of her time. Nowadays in Oklahoma City, they make man-made snow in December and charge people to go tubing in the baseball stadium.

  4. Larry, my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Wonderful photos you took & found of her time on the planet. Wishing you comfort in the weeks ahead.

  5. Linda Ferrantella

    Wonderful pictures! What great picture of your parents and I love the picture of your mom and Aunt Cleo. I hope Aunt Cleo gets to see it too. Best, Linda

  6. Sorry for your loss, Larry. Losing one’s mother is one of the toughest things most of us have to do. My condolences.

  7. Larry, enjoyed your photos. My condolences to you and your family. She has a lovely family and I enjoyed taking care of her for that brief time and meeting, at least part of her family. Sending my best

  8. Those pictures are great! Thanks for sharing. I love the one with your dad. I can’t think of one without the other :).

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