Anne Ruskan Dowd, my maternal grandmother, 1945.
Today is the one-year anniversary of my grandmother's passing. I've been saving this post for a while, and yet I find I can't quite hit the nail on the head for what I'd like to say. Somehow, my sentiments don't seem to fit just right, or come up short, or feel contrived. I suppose the best way is to let the pictures speak for themselves! It has been a very difficult year, but I'm really excited to share these with all of you, since I know so many love to look at and take inspiration from vintage photographs. These are a few of my favorites of my grandmother, who besides her completely perfect sense of style, was lovely and full of kindness and grace. I hope you all enjoy them :)
At Point Pleasant, NJ, 1948
Anne and Tom, 1964, in a photobooth in NYC.
At Tom's Rive, NY 1948(ish).
At 48 E. 16th St., in Bayonne NJ 1946/7
My grandparents with my mother and my two aunts.