June 23, 2010

My Mother's Clothes




I know it was just Father's Day (and, oops, I didn't do anything.  Sorry, Dad!) but I had to share this really lovely book about a mother. My Mother's Clothes, written by Jeannette Montgomery Barron, a photographer and writer, it is a memoir through clothes.  As her mother was dying of Alzheimers, Ms. Barron would go through her closet and pull out every dress and suit and pin and bag, and the memories would pour out.  Ms. Barron took pictures of everything, and along with every beautiful item is a little story which shows, like a snapshot, a bit more of her mother's personality, presence and grace. 

It sounds like sentimental at best, but truly the book is lovely.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

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