Happy Weekend! It looks to be another lovely day in SoCal. I could say I'm here from Michele's but I love the mother/daughter things you talk about. I also really love those cactus flowers. I used to grow cactus as a hobby during the summers when I was home from college. Now I grow kids.
such beautiful empowered women! i so look forward to your mother/daughter posts because of the wonderful stories you tell about each of the ladies, naomi. at the end of your posts, we feel as if we know them personally, too. ;)
Beautiful women! I like your b/w pictures. It's amazing how fast medicine has evolved over the past years, I remember reading about your illness before, but didn't realize it was that rare and dangerous... oh, dear. So happy there are scientists out there doing research for our well-being. Happy weekend!
I am loving your mother/daughter series. Wonderful!
Beautiful pictures of two beautiful women. I like how you capture those pictures Naomi since you can see the emotions behind it. I always like the mother and daughter tandem in your blog. Liska looks like the younger version of Linda. They really have strong similarities.
Naomi, these images are wonderful. You always seem to capture these ladies so well- and, I agree, the stories really let us feel as if we know them a bit. Keep it up! I'm here because I was going to check in anyhow, but also here from Michele's. Hope your weekend is wonderful. Looks outside here we may lose some of the marine layer/June Gloom today. :)
More gorgeous woman. I love these mother and daughter posts of yours.
It is amazing how fast medicine advances isn't it.
Thanks for sharing!
Have I mentioned that I love your posts? Well, I do.
I visit here often, but this time Michele sent me. I'm still working on my P or C list. I'llle tyou knw when it's posted.
What an interesting example of how medical advances have changed over the years. As always your photographs are lovely. These mother/daughter stories are really well done.
Here from Michele
Oh and I have to say that I loved the Facts of Life!!
They are both beautiful, Naomi! Guess who else had empyema? My daughter did, when she was 3 years old. She started with Hong King flu and then got an ear infection. It all progressed to pneumonia, which was undiagnosed and by the time I got the docs to take a look at her, she had full blown empyema (but only in one lung, thank God) and then her lung collapsed. She was in the hospital for the entire month of February. They told me that if she had it in both lungs they could probably not have saved her life. I was afraid that she would suffer long-lasting effects from that, but she is very healthy now (and about to be 35 in the fall).
I love the mother daughter series as well! I think Michele has just passed me on to another daily! Eventually I swear I will get some housework done!
Michele sent me to say "Konnichi wa". But I'd like to say that I enjoyed your post very much and I learnt about a disease I'd never heard of before - empyema. And I also loved "The Facts of Life"!
I always enjoy your 'Mother-Daughter' pics. So interesting!
As usual.. fantatic story and outstanding photo's!! Ilove listening to your stories.
Funny you should post this one, I just met "Toodie" (Kim Fields) from Facts of Live while helping Kevin McCarthy at the last autograph show!.. I remember watching that show...
bogger is doing odd things again, I couldn't comment there in aol browser, but it's letting me in IE.
As always Naomi - loved this post. Beautiful mother and daughter, wonderful reflection of your relationship with them. "Our" birthdays are rapidly approaching - much reflection on my part - how are you doing? Hugs coming your way across the miles.
As always, beautiful post and beautiful photos. It does feel good when you meet someone who has been through the same kind of thing you have hasn't it? It always helps me when I meet someone who has had the heart issues I've had...just knowing you're not alone.
Michele sent me.
Nice story, I was very sick as a child of 11.
Thought I'd pop in and see what you are up to.
And I leave here delighted! As usual. I love the mom/daughter series. Who knows, maybe one day someone will write one about me and mine!
hi naomi! michele sent me this time. ;)
glad you liked my answers to your letter tag. and don't think i see that countdown to your birthday! any special plans? always happy to trudge on up these hills of yours, ya know...;)
Hi Naomi, wow - two such beautiful women! :-)
I'm always torn by your mother/daughter stuff because my mother and I aren't close. We're not estranged, exactly, but we're not close.
But thank you, honey, for showing us such wonderful lives.
Two beautiful women! Your mother/daughter posts are wonderful! I love to read them...I seriously think you should still do that book!!
Always a pleasure to visit you my dear friend!! (Hubby will be in LA this week, I wish I could tag along! One of these days I am going too!!)
This blog is so beautiful!
I love it.
I love your Mother and Daughter series! Beautiful photos and interesting history, too.
My first time to read one of your mother/daughter posts. Must say you really brought these peoples lives right off the written page to me. Look forward to continued visits here periodically.
Am still mourning "West Wing" especially since life happened for me and I missed the final episode. Only now even thinking about it. Hope it will be on DVD.
As always, wonderful post. I love coming here!
Visiting this evening from Michele's.
You are the absolute master of combining tack-sharp b&w photos with amazing stories of family and community.
I still content that your series would look great in a museum. The stories of their lives are powerful and captivating.
As a relative newcomer to your blog, would you mind explaining the significance of the "16 days 'til my birthday" which appears on every post's header? I took it literally until I visited an old Nov. 2005 post and began wondering how you could be having a birthday in June 2006 while in 2005 it was in November?? I've heard the terms rebirth, born again, etc., but this seems to be going to a new level.
Great, great, great post Naomi, as all your posts are. Lovely women and great pictures. You certainly do take great photographs and you write well too. I love reading all these. So very interesting!! Thank you for sharing.
I'm glad medicine has advanced enough now to be more helpful than it used to be.
I wish I had a picture of my step-mom with her mother. Both were studio actresses.. Nina Shipman in the '60's and Beulah Shipman in the 40's. Beulah was runner up to Ginger Rogers to partner with some guy named Fred.
Beulah passed last year at the age of 98. She was dancing the hula up until her 97th birthday.
Nina still lives in Hawaii with my Dad... She has read your blog and enjoys it.
Joared--if you should come back...that post where you read about my Birthday was my trip to England and our visit to the Cotswolds on JUNE 27th, where we celabrated my birthday on that very day, that year, in 1993....So, what you were reading about did not take place in November of any year...it was just written about in November of 2005. Make sense now?
Lianne--I know your step-moms name...but I'm not even sure what from...But I have definatelty seen her 'back in the day'...
And to everyone else...I thank you so very much for your lovely responses to this series...If I knew any publishers I would certainly try to do something about this project...Your encouragement means a great GREAT deal to me...And I thank you with all my heart!
I really look forward to your posts because it tells a very touching story about people you know or have known and this makes me feel closer to you through them.
You must have a collection of pictures of all your dear friends. Cheers!!!
Naomi, another lovely post with beautiful photos and wonderful stories. Thanks for stopping by today.
Dropping by to see these lovely pictures again. Michele sent me this morning, but I know the way to your charming blog.
Naomi, did you love the Tony Awards last night? Beth Leavell is from this area. We enjoyed all the performances. My daughter has been to see the History Boys and said it is very good.
Such beautiful pics as always
I took your advice and took a whole bunch of pics on my recent trip.
Don't you just love taking pictures of people and capturing a total moment of joy that might otherwise go unnoticed? :)
Those little connections we make with other people are so interesting. Alot of times it's easy to think no one else has been through what we've been through...
And even though the sum of our experiences are unique to us, each individual thing someone else has shared with us.
The mother daughter bond is a special one. I enjoyed this post & will be looking forward to visiting your blog again.
Two stunning women. I love your mother/daughter series.
Being an RN, I really enjoyed the part of the story about the illnesses. Isn't it amazing how far modern medicine has come in a relatively short time.
Thank you Old Old Lady in the Hills for explaining. Had I been regularly following your posts I would have understood (but I wasn't wired then.)
Didn't intend for the possible terseness of my comment to imply I was questioning your veracity which I should have made more clear. Thought there must be some explanation.
Sure hope new readers are visiting your Smoking post as I just did.
Sure hope your breathing as easily as can be.
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