Would Have Been 69

My mom would have been 69 years old today.

Random thoughts on her and her life have been flooding my brain since I awoke this morning. I decided I would tune into them and write down whatever comes to mind, and then post them on my social media accounts throughout the day along with old photos as a tribute to her on her birthday.

As an artist, photojournalist, and journalism major, she would have LOVED this. I do it for her.

Happy Birthday, Mom.

(Here is what I ended up posting via Instagram and Facebook on this day...)

October 9, 2015
10:27am

My mom would have been 69 years old today. I can just imagine the jokes she would have made about that fact. Happy Birthday, Mom. ‪#‎photojournlist‬ ‪#‎happybirthday‬ ‪#‎missyou‬ ‪#‎memoriesofmom‬ ‪#‎wouldhavebeen69‬

 

October 9, 2015
12:58pm

My mom would have been 69 years old today. She got married, graduated college and had her first child, all in '69. If she was here, she would have been sure to make that correlation and would have reveled in the memories of that year. Happy Birthday, Mom. #1969 #touring #ontheroad #thesixties #happybirthday #missyou #‎memoriesofmom‬ #wouldhavebeen69

 

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October 9, 2015
2:48pm

My mom would have been 69 years old today. She was most happy when she was with all four of her children. Here in Napa, on what was to become my dad's vineyards, she was elated. Traveling, on vacation, adventurous road trip, time with her kids, and wine... for her, it couldn't get any better than that. Happy Birthday, Mom. ‪#‎napavalley‬ ‪#‎happybirthday‬ ‪#‎missyou‬ ‪#‎memoriesofmom‬ ‪#‎wouldhavebeen69‬

 

October 9, 2015
5:37pm

My mom would have been 69 years old today. She was the editor of the yearbook in both her high school and college, and she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Being groomed by her mentors to set the NYC magazine publishing scene aglow upon graduation, she shocked them all and instead chose love. It is because of this choice that I exist. I know she would have loved seeing me grow as a writer, and I guarantee she would have been this blog's most devout follower. Happy Birthday, Mom. #editor #journalism #writer #happybirthday #missyou #‎memoriesofmom‬ #wouldhavebeen69

 

October 9, 2015
10:35pm

My mom would have been 69 years old today. She had me at 25 years old, an age when I was off working on film sets and still figuring out who and what I wanted to be. By then, she was a wife and a mom of three and she already knew who and what she HAD to be for her family. It was not easy. It's only now - as a wife and mother myself - that I fully understand that. Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you. #motherlessdaughter #happybirthday #missyou #‎memoriesofmom‬ #wouldhavebeen69