Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Deborah Britton Gildersleeve writes:
"This picture of my mother – Dorothy Jean Britton née Skidmore – probably was taken right about the time she married my father in 1945. She would have been about 21. Mother worked for my father – a WWII Battle of the Bulge hero – after he returned from the war. He was a captain, a recruiter; she was his office staff.
They would travel all over the world together – living in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and on numerous Army bases in the US. At each of these posts, my mother was always beautifully dressed – au courant and proud of it. As her mother-in-law once said of her to me when I was little – 'Your mother always makes a beautiful picture.'
These earrings were still in Mother’s possession when she died of Alzheimer’s two-and-a-half years ago. The dress was probably red silk shantung; she held on to one with the same neckline for years."