As my sisters and I cleaned out our parent’s condo after mom’s death last month, each of us took a few memories with us. We donated the rest of the furnishings/clothing to a family in need and then some to a homeless shelter and to the local Habitat for Humanity Resale store.
This oil painting was made from a photograph that won me a beauty contest back in 1963. It was sponsored by the Newark Evening News, back in the day when there were morning and evening newspapers. The Evening news went out of business in 1971.
For me, it is a memory of something that made my parents happy. I always thought I looked like “Little Ricky” from I Love Lucy, but I digress.
Also for me, it has been all down hill from there in the beauty department.