|Joanna Belle Harkness (Cartledge), 6 months old|
|(now called) Annabelle, 1923, 1 year old|
|High school graduation (she had bright red hair)|
|My dad shortened her first name to Belle. Photo ca. 1950|
|Christmas card, 1981, with Mr. Punch peaking over her shoulder|
nor escargot, stilettos, or a new backhoe;
is hearing from dear friends and loved ones, and sooo . . .
We ask that you send her a card or a note,
a letter, a missive, a poem, a joke,
a picture, a paper, a postcard, a quote,
a jingle, a phone call, a quick anecdote.
|Mother, October 2011|
Mother, in true islander fashion, still loves getting mail. And it's a gift that has lasting value, because every time I visit we re-read the cards she's received over the last few years.
Our goal is for her to get 90 birthday cards in the month of May! Please join in the fun!
Mother remains strong, healthy, and clear on names and relationships. You could help her memory a jot, though, by mentioning if you're a friend of Amy's, or you painted pottery at Island Pottery, or that you own a beauty from Belle's Dolls, or that you're a member of my international fan club.
Here's the address:
Joanna Belle Cartledge
Meadowview, 83 High Street
Seville OH 44273 USA