More cut Zinnias today. This photo also shows some of my 'decorating' skills with several small cars and tiny antique pitchers. The flowers are in one of my mom's favorite vases, a chartreuse swirled art glass vase dating to the 1930s. There are tiny pieces of amber swirled into the variegated cream, pale and dark green glass. A cowl-lamp from my grandmother's black Model T can be seen in the upper right. All of these items are on a piece of oval plate glass, the rear window of another family car from the 1920s. I have several flat pieces of glass like this, used on bureau tops or small tables like this that were once rear windows of antique cars.
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August 7th, 1918
Today would have been my Mom's 92nd birthday. She died in 1999, but I still make a nice meal and toast her on her birthday, as I do on what would have been my Dad's birthday. I don't celebrate holidays generally, or my own birthday, but I feel better remembering my parents on their birthdays. This photo was taken in Tokyo in 1955 where my Dad was stationed for a few years.