My Mother's EleganceFriday, October 07, 2016
"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades."
|Rosa 'English Elegance' October 7, 2016|
My mother's birthday is on October 11th. I always get melancholy on the days preceding the anniversary. Today I looked at my fading Rosa 'English Elegance' which still had a couple of lovely open blooms. I wondered how I could show here a bit of my mother's supreme elegance. That she had legs that were only matched by my Rosemary's did help a tad. My mother knew how to dress. Having been born in Manila she liked to wear those Filipino "butterfly" dresses made of highly starched jusi pineapple fiber. She knew how to wear jewels and could flip open and close a Spanish fan with skill and applomb. And she wore beautiful high heeled shoes that made her 5'9'' height look even taller.
Alas! I only inherited her legs.