I’m in the midst of prepping pages of a journal I made months ago- I will be taking it with me when I go on a cruise through the Panama Canal this Fall. Today I was sorting through a zillion family pics… (a never-ending process in a family that never threw photos away!)…and found the only 2 images we have of my mom and dad when THEY cruised through the Canal in 1937- just a few months before my oldest brother was born! She was 25, the age I was when our older son was born. In my heart she and Dad are still with me – I loved them so much.
Mom LOVED to travel when she was younger- these images make me smile! It will be almost 75 years to the day when we go through the Canal – (thankfully I’m way beyond pregnancy! lol) I’ve scanned these pics and they will be the first thing to enter my journal. It’s hard to believe Mom passed away less than two years ago, at age 98+. We lost Dad to pancreatic cancer in 1995- he was almost 83. But in these pictures?? Forever youthful and exuberant for life!