If my memory serves me well, she was 16 when this portrait was taken ... around 1953. I love this photo because her sense of fun and adventure is so obvious. My mother had a personality that was larger than life ... her intellect was engaging ... her common sense valued ... her creativity admired ... her love for family was unmatched. She was and will always be an inspiration to me. I was blessed to have her as my mother ... I miss her every day.