My mom was born on a covered wagon in Czechoslovakia, immigrated to the States with her Ukrainian parents when she was 5, and grew up in NYC. She hung out in Greenwich Village in the 60's. She started acting in high school and eventually worked out in Hollywood in the 70's doing production stuff. Aside from all the personal qualities that make her so neat-o, she always looked beautiful and had great style (and still does). I have shamelessly appropriated any and all of her old 60s dresses and hold them among my most treasured articles of clothing. I still have the red swirly shift she wore when she plotted a Beatles limousine interception at the west side heliport when they came to play Shea Stadium, which she succeeded in... (a whole other story). My mom has always been a huge inspiration for me. She is my best friend, and is definitely a COOL MOM!!! And here she is:
Here's L Mag editor Jonny Diamond with his mom (on his 19th birthday):
Here's assistant editor Henry Stewart's mom, in Brooklyn, in the early 70s.
The mother of the Stedmans! (Not in the 70s).
Sales dude Jesse Smith's mom (in the 70s).
Assistant designer Mike McKeogh with his mom (and family):
Assistant to the Publisher Sarah Shanfield's mom (on vacation?):
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO MOMS EVERYWHERE!
P.S. The blog in question is hosting a special Mother's Day reading/storytelling event at WORD in Greenpoint: "Momma Said: Lies Our Mothers Told Us (And Some We Wish They Had)"
At WORD, 126 Franklin St, Brooklyn
Sunday, May 9th, 6pm