Mum as toddler

The face of mischief, mayhem and merriment. A toddler with a cheeky grin and a larger than life personality. This photograph of my mother was taken about 77 years ago and it’s one of my favourite images in our family album. I have even used it on one of my book covers. I reckon she must have been a handful, although she claims to have been an angel of a child. It’s the glint she still has in her eyes that makes me doubtful but I wouldn’t change her for the world. Love you, Mum.

Mum in 2016

This is when she’s behaving herself.

Mum 2014

She still has that cheeky grin.

In response to the WordPress Daily Post photo challenge ‘Face’


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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41 Responses to Face

  1. joey says:

    It IS a cheeky grin. I agree, I see the mischief 🙂

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  2. vronlacroix says:

    A gorgeous face. Makes me grin too.

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  3. Jay says:

    Any photo from a time period when photos were fairly rare is a treasure, but this one takes the cake. I can see why it’s a favourite. (and wow does your mother look good)

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  4. joanfrankham says:

    Lovely, and definitely a cheeky grin!

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  5. jan says:

    Yup, you can see the cheeky grin!

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  6. Ali Isaac says:

    What a lovely tribute to your Mom, Jean! She certainly does still have that sparkle in her eye. She looked full of devilment as a child, a strong character I’m sure.

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  7. Prior-2001 says:

    cheers to mum! ❤ ❤

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  9. Beautiful and yes I see the mischief in all of her photos! Love the little girl shot!

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  10. Love your mom. Lost mine in February. Your mom reminds me of her..

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  11. Great faces, Jean. That first one definitely looked mischievous!

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  12. I’m ever amazed at how the child can still be seen in the adult. There is a young girl here on the island that has a similar grin, very infectious! Lovely to honour your mum this way. Xx

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  13. Aquileana says:

    Beautfiul photographs… she still has the same smile 🙂 All the best to you!, Aquileana 😀

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  14. What a great face, I can see why you love that first image.

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  15. Absolutely wonderful photos of someone so dear to you. 🙂

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  16. Helen Bushe says:

    She does look like a lovely lady.

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