Today's Mom's birthday! Here she is with her older sisters in 1945. Mom is the little one on the right. Aunt Jean is on her right, Aunt Margaret is behind Aunt Jean, and Aunt Marjorie is behind Mom.
Sean and I gave Mom iTunes gift cards for her iPad so she could buy some books for Mom and Dad's upcoming trip to Oregon. I'll bet little Elizabeth never imagined that one day she'd be reading books displayed on a plate of glass...but then, not even Arthur Clarke or Isaac Asimov were imagining such wonders back then, at least as I recall their work.
Anyway, Happy Birthday, Mom! May you enjoy many more.