Isn't she beautiful? My Kodak Moment stars my Mother.

Real Estate Agent with BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Isn't she beautiful? My Kodak Moment stars my Mother.

Picture of My Mom

I have these pictures up in my house, had to call CA to go scan them in and email them to me.  Out of all the wonderful pictures I have of my Mother, these 2 stand out.  I was about 5 years old, which would make her about 25 at the time, and we were living in Stephens City, VA.  We were just outside playing in the side yard, nothing, and everything, special about the day.  Can you imagine playing in the yard dressed like that?  I remember laughing so hard it hurt, and thinking my Mother was the most beautiful lady in the world.  I'm not sure what she was doing in that hole, but I remember how silly she looked trying to climb out.  You see, my Mom is very tall and elegant, so for her to play in the dirt was a welcome surprise.  Oh, how I wanted to look like her when I grew up!  I'm so glad someone caught the moments on film -- I imagine that without the photos I would have forgotten about this nothing special, very ordinary day.  But with the photos?  They are a snapshot of a day that was anything but ordinary.  And all sorts of special.

Isn't she beautiful?

Picture of me and my Mom

 This week I am in Virginia, visiting my Mom, who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma.  She is 83 years young and still as full of life as she was when I was a kid.  She has always had a wicked sense of humor and an infectious laugh, they are still very much in evidence today.  My daughter, considering it the highest compliment she can give, calls her a "dame", and I think it fits. 

We're having a lovely visit, just enjoying being in the same room and taking a stroll or two down memory lane.  What one of us can't remember, the other can.  Most times.  When neither of us can remember, we just agree that whatever happened we behaved impeccably and looked darn good at the same time.  This is working for us.  I hope none of my siblings shows up and ruins it -- they seem to have better memories than I do!  Curse of being the oldest I guess.  I'm so glad I have these Kodak Moments, and truly thankful that we have the chance to make a few more!

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This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain. 




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Wilmington NC 28405



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Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Oh Tish you both look beautiful and full of life and happiness....warms my heart to know that you are spending time with your Mom right at this very moment! How special those moments are, worth more than words can say! Let the world stand still and be little again like you were this day without a care in the world!

Dec 15, 2010 09:18 AM #1
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Looks like those traits (and the beauty) have been handed down a few generations!  What a blessing you have in your mom.

Dec 15, 2010 09:43 AM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Tish...Great memories in the old photo's.  Have a great visit with Mom.

Dec 15, 2010 09:55 AM #3
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

I'm so sorry to hear your Mom has State IV Melonoma.  My Mom, too is afflicted by this but so far they have been able to catch it but it's been playing havoc with her.  I'm so glad you can visit with her. It's hard to imagine our Mom's now only 20-25 years old than us.  Wow.  I should pull out an old photo of my Mom, she was quite beautiful, and still is.  It's nice ot be able to recall such wonderful tmes when life was different for all of us.  Enjoy your time with your Mom.  Gail

Dec 15, 2010 10:30 AM #4
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

So that's the special lady that produced such special offspring (you, Cinnmon and Zoe).  You're so lucky to be able to spend some time with your Mom now.  Enjoy the time, the photos and the memories and thanks for sharing them with us.

Dec 15, 2010 10:53 AM #5
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

What beautiful memories you have.  Thank you for sharing them with us.  I'll have to go look through my photo box now. 

Dec 15, 2010 11:10 AM #6
David Ames
Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco

Priceless, Tish!!  And how about that other cutie in the saddle shoes!  What great memories and how fortunate that you have this time to spend with her this week. 

Dec 15, 2010 11:23 AM #7
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Those "nothing special" and "ordinary" days leave us with some of the best memories.........your Mom is beautiful, and I agree with Laura, that beauty has been handed down a few generations!  Enjoy your time's precious and priceless!

Dec 15, 2010 11:39 AM #8
Mark Hall
Elite Realty NW - Keller Williams, Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

I love old photos and I like the stories that go with them even more. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 15, 2010 12:38 PM #9
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

What great pictures and special moments.  priceless.  So glad you have some time to spend w/ her.  Treasure every moment of it.

Dec 15, 2010 02:48 PM #10
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Tish, it was wonderful talking with you and hearing your beautiful voice.  I should have done my AR reading first and I would have know what was going on in your world though.  

Take care of yourself and your Mom - enjoy your pricesless moments together with your family!  You'll all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Merriest of Christmas wishes from our home to yours!

Dec 16, 2010 03:37 AM #11
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

I intended to respond to each of you, but time is ultra-precious this week.  So please accept my apologies and know that I greatly appreciate all of your kind words!

Now, I've got to get back to making more Kodak Moments!

Dec 16, 2010 09:32 AM #12
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

More Kodak moments to you and your mom. I sure the two of you have a lot to share and talk about, it just feels so good to spend time with our parents and walk down memory lane isn't it? You have beautiful women in your family Tish and it looks like we now know where it began =D

Dec 16, 2010 11:26 PM #13
Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

Tish; What great photos. Your Mom does look beautiful, and her daughter too. Nice pigtails:) It seems all the women in your family are well above average!

Dec 17, 2010 09:40 AM #14
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Will ~ It has been such a great week, and we've had some very special moments to add to our memory banks.

Steve ~ Thank you!  I was so proud of those pigtails -- they were a sight to behold!

Dec 17, 2010 11:11 AM #15
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Tish, moms are so beautiful, and they are so precious... What a kind blog filled with love and admiration

Dec 19, 2010 10:27 AM #16
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Melissa ~  Thank you for your kind words -- I know you are missing your Mom right now, and please know you remain in my thoughts and prayers.  Got home this evening and had a terrific visit.

Laura ~  Thank you -- this visit was a Special Blessing.

William ~  Aren't the old photos the best!!!

Gail ~  It's been quite a "few years" of late -- think we have so many Blessings -- Time is a strange commodity -- we need to make the best of it.

Leah ~  She has always been so beautiful, and you should have seen that long. blond hair in all its regalia!  Thank you for your kind expressions.

Donna ~  It's such a great time of year for walking down Memory Lane.

David ~  How about that short dress -- and they thought it was a new trend!

Roger ~  She came from a long line of beauties and I was always so proud when my friends would say how pretty she is . . .

Mark ~  Thank you for stopping by and I greatly appreciate your comments.

Debbie ~  Thanks, it was a Special Visit.

Pamela ~  Your call came at a great time and it was wonderful trading our situations together.  I am sending supplications for your Christmas Miracle!







Dec 19, 2010 11:57 AM #17
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Jon ~  Thanks for your recognition -- wishing you a Blessed Christmas.

Dec 19, 2010 11:58 AM #18
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Tish, I think your beautiful mother might enjoy this post...

Margaret Rome Got Tish's Brother to Join ActiveRain..Nah Nah--Na Nah Na!!!! 

Mar 18, 2011 05:22 PM #19
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Margaret ~  She just might -- thank you.  Think maybe we should let Chip dive in and figure out how to share it with her . . .

Mar 18, 2011 05:43 PM #20
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