Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy 101st Birthday

To commemorate the anniversary of my Mom's birth in 1910 I am posting again a Blog I did for her last Mother's Day!

Sybil Clare McLean Grant

My Mom would have been 101 years old today.  She made it to 96 and was ready to go.  She was a wonderful Mom and I miss her.  She was my friend.

This is a tribute to her life in pictures and a few words.

She was born on August 27, 1910, in Keifer, Oklahoma.  Her parents were O. F. and Elva McLean.

The President of the United States was William Howard Taft and Vice President was James S. Sherman.

The year's top stories: John D. Rockefeller establishes Rockefeller Foundation for benefit of humanity, Glacier National Park was dedicated, the first Father's Day, Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls founded, Comisky Park opened, 3M was founded, NY Penn Station opened, Halley's comet appeared in our sky..

1914-Tom Thumb Wedding Picture
Inventions: Geiger counter, crystal set radio and neon tube was produced

Women wore hobble skirts which were tight around the ankles and the Gibson Girl was the American Ideal (my grandmother's hairdo in the picture above was the Gibson Girl style), 1st dance marathon and ballroom dancing became popular.
1934 Wedding Announcement

at 24..The Vamp style?

Happy Birthday-2011, Mom!  I know you are with me in spirit if not in body!

*This post first appeared in August, 2010, on the anniversary of her birthday.  My plan is to repeat this post on her birthday each year and maybe even on Mother's Day...


  1. Wow! Your mother is quite gorgeous, eh.Love her hair. :)

    Cathy@nursing uniforms

  2. Thanks Cathy! She would have been 101 this Saturday, Aug. 27 if she was still with me. I will probably repost this Blog to commemorate it.
    Esmee Lynne