I Really Did Find Treasure!

Remember how I wrote in my earlier post that I felt like we were a bunch of modern day Goonies on a treasure hunt as we searched for my birth certificate, Modern Philosophers?

I had no idea how right I actually was.  During the hunt, I came across an envelope of photos sent to me by my older sister.  I set them aside to look at later in the day.

Well, I finally went through them and discovered something incredibly valuable…

MomIt’s a photo of me with my Mom!

My Mom died when I was 3, Modern Philosophers, and I have absolutely no memory of her.  The two photos of my Mom and Dad together on my mantel are the only ones I had of my Mother.

To suddenly have one of us together, was a Christmas miracle!

I shared this first on Facebook, and one of my friends commented on the look of love on my Mom’s face.  This treasure has certainly warmed my heart on a chilly December night.

Austin and SantaThis classic was also in the envelope.  Look at the charming smile on my face.

I bet Santa Claus brought me everything I requested that year.  How could he say no to a face like that?

Austin and Santa 2Finally, there’s this classic.  What is up with that disinterested look?

I bet Santa made a crack about my sweater vest, and I was doing my best to keep my mouth shut so I could remain on the Nice List.

Hopefully, I asked Santa Claus for a new wardrobe that year.

I love that the backdrop in the Santa photos is exactly the same both years.  That department store really knew how to pinch a penny.

It really was a treasure hunt, Modern Philosophers.  I guess it ended up being a very good thing that my birth certificate went missing.

Happy Friday!  Prepare yourselves for a visit to The Think Tank because that post will be coming up soon…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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21 Responses to I Really Did Find Treasure!

  1. What a wonderful find! You must have been over the moon to see that picture. They say a picture says a thousand words, but the memories and love from that one single photo are worth so much more. 🙂

  2. ksbeth says:

    what a beautiful woman she was and what a wonderful surprise, austin. i’m so happy for you –

  3. NotAPunkRocker says:

    What a true, priceless treasure. Beautiful.

  4. markbialczak says:

    This is the best Friday night post from Maine, ever, Austin. Thanks for sharing this memorable gift from your sister. Your mom was beautiful. I just handed my iPad over to me dear wife Karen to share this with her, too. Merry Christmas comes early, my friend. Fantastic. I have a tear in my eye.

  5. floridaborne says:

    My mom used to say the most important things in life were those that money couldn’t buy. Looks like you found one of them.

  6. D. Parker says:

    Austin, I’m so happy for you, she was lovely and clearly in love with you. That is indeed a Christmas treasure to treasure. 🙂

  7. Every child should know the love of a parent, and your mother’s love is very evident in that treasured photo. I’m sorry you lost your mother at such a young age, but I’m so happy for you to have acquired something so very special. Merry Christmas.

  8. Louise says:

    yes a picture is priceless…. i am so happy for you especially since you have been without her pretty much all your life..

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