Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Mom, The Monorail Model

My mom was friends with a couple of photographers in Houston. Their names were Ogden and Jim.They were a fun loving gay couple who launched a photography business together back in the 60's. They used my family to model for them all the time, especially my mom because she was so beautiful. Hobby Airport tried to start a monorail and the photographers used my mom to help promote the concept to Houston. She is standing in front of it in the photo. The monorail never came to fruition but the photograph lives on to help us remember that exiting time. My older sister was 2 years old at the time, so she was a young mom but she looks like a glamorous jet setting career woman on her way to somewhere fabulous. Instead she was probably headed to the grocery store to pick up dinner and vacuum cleaner bags on the way home.
My friend Myra Bird suggested I submit it to a blog/book called "My Mom The Style Icon" I heard back from them today and they reposted it to their blog! What fun to see my Mom "In Print" on Mothers day at that! Happy Mothers Day Mommy!