Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Mother's Tribute

In honor of Mother's Day today, I'd like to give homage to my mother, Kathy Post. Also known as Chicago's first ever "stone cold fox," which is how several family members revered my mom back in her heyday. Her beauty was obvious.

Now that's a helmet head!

But aside from her beauty, she had impeccable taste. The grand-daughter of an Italian dress designer, my mom embraced fashion trends before anyone else knew about them. Talk about a fashionista!

How geometric of you, mom!

I swear this picture is framed on the walls at Bucca di Beppo!

She embodied class, sophistication, and a timeless beauty that was obvious to all. From prom queen to "prettiest senior" to valedictorian--she was and still is an inspiration to anyone who knows her.

Isn't she a cutie?!

I love you mom, you're just as beautiful today as you are in these pictures. Which is why on this day only, I will give you a "forgiveness pardon" for my 8 year run with the awful Dorothy Hamill haircut you made me wear. But if I can just spend a moment to bitch about how you dressed me. Where was your impeccable taste when you dressed me for my 3rd grade picture? What, did you not have your morning coffee when you allowed me to leave the house in this frock? Did I do something to upset you? Um, is that a huge SCARF tied into a BOW over a WOOL Izod sweater? Am I really a girl? WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL WERE YOU THINKING? Mooooommmmm!

I will NEVER forget this Mom. NEVER.

Just breathe Gina, just breathe. Remember about the pardon, REMEMBER THE PARDON.

But tomorrow? Tomorrow, my grudge will be in full force.

Happy Mother's Day!

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