20/52 Mother’s Day Tribute: Driving Miss Rosie


My mom celebrated her 75th birthday on Easter weekend. I surprised her with another angel (she has about as many angels as she has Elvis memorabilia),  a tube of  lipstick (she won’t go out in public without it) and a “celebrity” photo session.

Mom never learned how to drive. My dad chauffeured her around for more than 50 years. When he passed, I and mom’s karaoke friends drove her wherever she needed to go.

Actually Rosie, is not her real name. To her dad, she was his “little rosebud.” When I was growing up, everyone in my family had CB radios, so mom went by the CB handle Rosebud.  She got the moniker Rosie when she started wearing a western outfit and matching rose to karaoke night out with the girls.

Along comes the second love of her life and what does her doting husband buy his Rose who has everything angel, everything Elvis, everything but a driver’s license – yup, a car! Since he passed last year, I have been driving Miss Rosie around in her Cadillac Eldorado.

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.

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20 thoughts on “20/52 Mother’s Day Tribute: Driving Miss Rosie”

  1. Lovely tribute to your Mom, I love it. My Mom turned 86 this year, I phoned and told her I wouldn’t see her today and then surprised her with a visit. They are all special people……

  2. She is beautiful! I can tell just by looking at her she has fun in life.

    My Grannie’s name was Rose and she loved red and purple. My mom, Margaret Rose, turned 73 on Mother’s Day.

  3. You have a lovely and très chique mom! I also don’tdrive, still so far my husband drives me, thought I have a licence.
    Love the photos and the post! many more years to your mother!

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