Happy Mother’s Day Larger photo Click on the comments you'd like to print with your recipe. Grayed out comments will not print. Print (Ads will not print.) Top Comments J May 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm What a terrific photograph. I was about seven months old and living in Canoga Park when that picture was taken. Sally May 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm And you haven’t changed a bit! Happy day and thanks for ‘mothering’ so many cooks through the years. mg May 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm Such a precious photograph! Thanks for sharing your life! Lillian Hearn May 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm Your Mom was, and probably still is, lovely. Happy Mom’s Day! She was and is, indeed. Thank you for saying so! ~Elise Kathleen May 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm Your mom is so pretty. How happy she was to have a cutie-patootie like you. Give your mom a big hug for us. We’re glad she had you. Maria Jose Meira May 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm What a beautiful picture!!!!! happy mother´s day from Colombia!!! J.B. May 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm Super, stellar photo, evoking such memories. One could just sit and stare and think! Ah the reminiscences…You could be my daughter; my own daughter was born in 1966. Stay close to each other. Nicole @ GFShoestring May 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm The passage of time has a way of making the ordinary, extraordinary. Great picture. Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom, Elise! Nicole Paul M. May 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm A great shot, Elise. Thank you. My mom was an excellent cook and my culinary inspiration. She took French cooking classes with Madeleine Kamman and introduced me to a range of new experiences. I bought Ali-Bab’s “Encyclopedia of Practical Gastronomy” in the mid-1970s and made mom his flourless chocolate almond gateau with chocolate butter cream every Mother’s Day. She looked forward to it each year until she passed in 1994. All of you, take care of your moms. And Happy Mother’s Day to all. e May 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm Cute! Minerva May 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm Beautiful picture; thank you for sharing. Steve-Anna May 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm What a beautiful photo of your mom, Elise! She looks like a regular movie star. Oh, and you don’t look too shabby yourself, for a wee thing ; ) Sending lots of love to you and your family on Mother’s Day, xoxo. Mike UK May 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm What a stunning young lady, and you don’t look half bad yourself. Thanks for the recipes and keep them coming, all the best. Minerva May 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm Beautiful picture; thank you for sharing. Doreen Warren May 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm What a lovely picture, baby and mommy. Happy Mothers day from Canada & thanks for your dedication through the years. (-; Angela May 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm Beautiful picture. We celebrate mothers day in march….. Carol Ritchie May 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm It is an awwww picture..I have a similar one with my daughter not long after yours. Your Mom and I were pretty and so young……memories..thank you… Paz May 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm ¡Aye, que linda! A lovely mother/daughter photo. Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks Paz! ~Elise Charlene May 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm Awesome Sam May 14, 2012 at 4:41 am Beautiful Photo!! I hope you and mom enjoyed the day. John Emerson May 14, 2012 at 6:02 am Such happy, pretty girls! Sheri May 14, 2012 at 6:27 am What I love about this photo is that, while your mom was standing in a scenic spot, a place with a view… all she has eyes for is YOU. A tribute to moms everywhere. marla May 14, 2012 at 9:07 am So beautiful and happy Elise! SHELBY May 14, 2012 at 11:11 am I want to thank your mom for all of the awesome recipes she’s contributed to this site, especially the Mexican food recipes. Yum-o!!! Cathy May 14, 2012 at 11:16 am Lovely photo indeed! I was also born in 1961, my mum is now 86 and see how different things were back then. Happy Mother’s Day to all !! Glenda May 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm If you can get back to that same place, you should take a picture of it and submit to NPR’s Dear Photos. Link is on the URL line, very cool! Great idea, thanks! The shot was taken on top of the apartment building where my mom and dad were living when they first got married. ~Elise davidc1 May 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm its been #2.and half years sence my mom has been gone.and every time i here mothers i cry just thanking about her everyday i was born in 64 wow how time has lift us so fast your mom looks like my mom.thanks for shareing your love happy mothers day to all mothers……. Susan May 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm …and when your Mom looks at that picture, she sees you first and remembers how tiny you were! Patty May 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm I’ve been looking at your adorable picture off and on all day while I’ve been working. Hope your mom had a happy mother’s day!! gail a walker May 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm nice picture. you are blessed to have great memories of you and your Mom Debra Kapellakis May 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm That is a beautiful picture. Kayla May 15, 2012 at 6:22 am Oh my, what a special photograph of you and your mom. She is stunning. Frank May 15, 2012 at 11:06 am I am 75 years old and still tear up when I read some of these letters about Mothers. I miss my mother everyday. Frank W. Shirl Meckley May 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm I miss my mom still and think of her every day and miss her dearly on Mother’s Day and she has been gone since 1979. AV May 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm Beautiful memory sprittibee May 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm I heart your site and this photo is amazing. So beautiful. Eve June 7, 2012 at 7:35 am I gave my brother a photo like this for his birthday; of him and our mom who is no longer with us. He cherishes it.