This Vintage Snapshot of my matriarchs is elegant and exotic
My mother would have turned 75 this week. Here she is on the beach in Panama with my grandmother, who we called Omi, when the family was stationed there.
I thought it was so exotic that her school on the Navy base had a pool, where she learned how to swim. I remember watching her elegant backstroke when we went to the beach.
She loved Panama. She used to reminisce about seeing sloths in the trees, and chipping her tooth on a piece of sugarcane.
This picture captures Omi and Mommy perfectly — the dreamy, romantic daughter with the sometimes stern but fun-loving glamour girl who left post-war Germany on the arm of an American sailor with my mother in tow.
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