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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Not quite a century

Brothers, Mother and cake

My mother, Helen LaBar, would have been 100 years old today. She didn't quite make that milestone. Above is a photo of her sons (I am on the left, and I am the oldest) taken with her 95th birthday cake. At that time, she was living at home, with a little assistance.

All of us are products of our ancestors, one way or another. Sometimes, as in the neat freak who grew up in a messy house, we act opposite to our ancestors. I owe much of my love for music to my parents, my love of fantastic literature mostly to my father, my love of teaching mostly to my mother, and I won't bore you with any other characteristics, some of which may be all too apparent from reading this blog.

I posted Mom's obituary earlier, but I thought that another tribute would be in order.

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i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

You're a fine Son, Martin, to honor your mom with this post. Three of those brothers look a lot alike. Beards run in the family, heh? You got those from your dad evidently. :-) ALL JOY! Honor your father and your mother, Well done.

Martin LaBar said...

Actually, the bald heads come from Mom's side.

Either side has had a few beards, here and there.

Thanks, Kerry i am.