I love this photo … I’m not in it, but I love it. It’s a snapshot of a mother and daughter looking simply chic in their winter threads. Probably one of those spontaneous shots, not staged and therefore completely charming.
Meet mother Louise Hart and daughter Kristen Caven circa 1969 in Boulder, CO. Kristen is five years old and she recalls of that moment: “My knees were cold.”
Louise remembers that the caps and gloves were made from a soft Angora wool and she knit the caps herself. Kristen regrets losing hers.
This is what Kristen has to say about her mother: Mom and I became a writing team after college and have written several books together! She is really my biggest hero. She has always been a bit of a world-saver since about the time this photo was taken. She “grew up” (as I grew up) to teach hundreds of thousands of other parents good parenting skills through her lectures and books.
Mom Louise: Kristen and I have an amazing relationship – the opposite of what I had with my mother. I am so grateful and we are so blessed. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the wonderful woman Kristen would become, or the rich multi-faceted relationship we would have! Currently we are writing a book on how parents can prevent bullying in their children for Hazelden Publishing.
Happy Mother’s Day, Louise and Kristen!
Readers, come back to Over Dressed for Life this week for more mother and daughter stories.