Happy 56th birthday Mommy!!!
In honor of what would be my mama’s 56th birthday, I captioned some of my favorite photos of her with some of her favorite songs.
Note: I tried to post this on April 16th, her official birthday, but the blubbering and yelling and raising my fists to the heavens came out so I thought it would be better to wait a few days for a clear head…
Please remember, this is a woman whose license plates read WHOOMP for the song Whoomp There It Is. Needless to say, she had some eclectic music tastes.
I offer thanks to those before me…. that’s all I’ve got to say…. cause maybe you’ve squandered big bucks in your lifetime, but now I have to pay…but then again it feels like some sort of inspiration, to let the next life off the hook… she’ll say look what I had to overcome from my last life? I think I’ll write the book….
“Galileo,” Indigo Girls
I don’t want no one to squeeze me – they might take away my life
“Give Me One Reason,” Tracy Chapman
Note: Please check out the EAR CUFF in this photo. I can’t stop laughing and yes, I completely remember trying to steal it. I think I’ll bring those back in the ’11.
“Hopeless,” Dionne Farris