I probably wondered more about how my own mother would manage to be a new mom and grandma in the same month. But those who knew Bertha knew she did it with grace! Maureen was born on Ash Wednesday and Duane arrived on Holy Saturday! Mom and Dad came for Easter and Mom and Maureen stayed with us for a whole week, getting up every night with both babies.
There were lots of pictures of aunt and nephew over the years.
But soon Maureen became her own person, Miss Purse-y, Miss Clean Freak, Miss Organization!
We had some great opportunities to travel together when I was single again and she was not yet married. We spent time with Allan in San Francisco and attended the Phantom of the Opera. She said to me after the performance, "that was great music, but I can't imagine listening to it again." The very next day, while shopping, she remarked that the music was playing on the store intercom and we both bought the tape (before CD's). Below pictures of my favorite trip, the birthday cruise with her 28-year old friends!
She's always loved purple and we couldn't resist the T-shirts!