Thursday, March 8, 2012

8th of March -- International Women's Day & Annie's Birthday

Ladies' Club Lunch, Palos Verdes Country Club, early '60s
TRI-PHOTO by TRIANGLE CAMERA, Redondo Beach, CA
Lots of rememberances on this day. The photo is of my mother-in-law lunching with her friends at the PVCC. She is sitting on the right, in the middle. I adored my mother-in-law who passed away 13 years ago. She was a homemaker, a seamstress, a golfer, and a bridge player among many other things, and was just wonderful to me.
   My dearest friend's birthday is also today. I met Annie in Junior High, when we were both fresh off the boat - I from former Yugoslavia, and she from Taiwan. It's been a long and strong friendship ever since. Happy Birthday dear Annie! Annie and Karl had their wedding reception at PVCC in 1985.
  As for Women's Day, when I was growing up in Yugoslavia, it was a day to honor women and mothers in our lives. I remember buying fresh bunches of violets and a pretty perfume bottle (all on my own) for my mom when I was 10, as well as small gifts for my favorite teachers.

After a breakfast meeting at PVCC events room (Jan 2012)

10 comments:

Lowell said...

This caught my eye immediately. I could see my mother sitting with this group...this is how she looked in the 60s. Amazing! A step back in time.

Powell River Books said...

And mine too. I remember going out to lunches and dinners with sorority sisters. Seems like the meals were always sirloin tips in gravy. Yum! Or maybe not. - Margy

Cezar and Léia said...

This post is so sweet!
Lovely girls and so wonderful portrait!
Léia

VP said...

What a lovely and historic image. I do not know Annie, but let me say: Happy Birthday dear Annie!

Bibi said...

Such a nostalgic photo. Look how all dressed up they were, hats and all.

altadenahiker said...

What a lovely post.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Your mother n law has a great face. Happy belated birthday Annie. Love the description "straight off the boat"

Jack said...

At first I wonderd if you had some friends dress up a if it was the 1960s. Your mother-in-law did have a very kind face.

Happy birthday Annie!

Gunn said...

Great posting, on an important event !!

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful shot!!! And yes, it reminds me of many photos of my mom in the 50's...love the hats!!! Happy Birthday Annie...belated by now!

How wonderful to have had such beautiful relationships with your mother-in-law and Annie...the truest treasure in our world....