Still in a sentimental birthday mood...
This photo of me and Mom (Geraldine Guokas Pape, age 28) was taken at my parents' home at 2059 West Touhy Avenue in Chicago, sometime shortly after my birth on April 4, 1957.
In the birthday card she sent me, Mom wrote of memories similar to Dad's. She also noted that the day we came home from the hospital, "I got something in my eye and it was painful. So an eye doctor came to the apartment to look at my eye." It turned out she had iritis, and she had to use eye drops to clear it up. Looks like it was gone by the time this photo was taken.
© Amanda Pape - 2010