By CK Wilde for 3GenFamily Blog.
I came across an old photo of my Mom the other day.
She is standing on the lush lawn in front of my sister’s home, her right arm folded primly across her body. Hanging from her arm is her trusty handbag. If you have every seen pictures of Queen Elizabeth II of the UK on an outing, you have seen the formal handbag pose.
Mom’s handbag was a treasure trove of necessities for the modern woman — and for my Dad. You see, whenever they went out of errands together, Mom carried the money, bankbooks, receipts, you name it, and Dad’s reading glasses. He never lost a pair when she was guarding them.