|Jacqueline (left) and Normande, 1958|
My mother Jacqueline (Jackie) and her younger sister Normande (Norma), in their early 20s.
Mom and Aunt Norma are each expecting their first child – me and my cousin Brian. I was born that July and Brian that September.
Since Mom and Aunt Norma are wearing hats and gloves, suggesting they are dressed for an event, I’m guessing it’s Easter Sunday (April 6th) 1958. (There’s another photo in this series that is date stamped “Apr 1958”.)
The photo was taken at Mom’s father’s home in Blue Water, near Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
As soon-to-be mothers, Mom and Norma probably thought it would be great fun to be photographed. It was also one of their last opportunities to be together before Mom and Dad moved to Timmins, which is about 617 km (383 m) north of Sarnia.
I love this photo because it shows my Mom and Aunt as young, healthy, beautiful women, who will soon be mothers for the first time. It’s only one of two photos that I have showing my Mom as an expectant mother.
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.