Happy Birthday Mom!!
Today is my mom's 81st birthday. I always loved this photo of her. It was taken before her piano recital.
She grew up in a very poor household, my grandfather worked third shift in a cotton mill in High Point NC and raised four children in a tiny mill house on a tiny wage. I always wondered how they were able to afford this dress for her, it seemed so fancy for the times and their wallet. She is still so strong and vital and having the time of her life with her new husband. I am very happy for her, that she is still having a great life and shows no signs of slowing down. Go mom!
I'm going down to the beach today to visit her, so I will be away from the blog for a few days. It was great to see everyone at the gallery last night, it was a fun time. Maybe not the greatest timing since the Full Frame Film Festival was going on just down the street, but there were some interesting folks there just the same and I had a really good time with my pals Susan, Barbara, Laura and Bob. You might remember the article about my studio that ran in the News and Observer back in December? The writer, Diane Daniel, saw my blog post yesterday and came over to meet me in person. It was so great to finally meet her, since we have only spoken to one another on the phone. She is such a wonderful writer and an equally warm and friendly woman in person. Another plus for having a blog! Thanks for coming by to say hello, Diane!!! It was so good to talk with you!
Oh yeah, back to Full Frame. We saw an amazing film titled Eating Alabama. Go here now to watch the trailer. It is a fantastic film and a must see if you can find it and if you are at all interested in what our screwed up government and the EVIL MONSANTO are doing to our farmers. It really made me think about the food I am eating, where it's coming from and how we are going to be feeding ourselves in the future. I just don't know about this genetically altered seed we are putting in our bodies. Is it going to genetically alter us, or has it already?!
Also, a reminder that they are still talking about FRACKING NC. Seems our governor has had a change of heart and now thinks it's quite alright to blow up the Earth's core. Scott Garrett had a great post about this yesterday, looks like England is next. There was also a report online yesterday that scientists have no doubt that the recent earthquakes here are being caused by the fracking. Somebody better figure out how to live on the moon because this planet isn't going to survive the abuse of the stupid human race!!!
We need to stand up and say we want better food and better care for this place we live or it isn't going to be worth a damn to live here!!!!!!!!