Photo of the Month #8

dancing parents

This is my mother dancing with my father in 1974. It’s one of my favourite pictures of her. Sadly my mother passed away in 1996 with COPD, the same condition that took the life of Peter Gzowski.

She would have been 86 in a couple of weeks. If you’re still watching over me, Mom – and sometimes I think she might be – happy birthday!

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Janet Barclay on August 22, 2012 at 1:28 am

    What a wonderful moment to have captured! Thank you for posting this.

  2. Linda Powell Love on August 22, 2012 at 4:13 am

    That is a wonderful photo! Happy Birthday, Auntie Joyce!

  3. Kathy Stinson on August 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    It seems to be the week for blogging about memories.

  4. Kathy on August 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Glad you like it too, Linda. It's a nice way to remember her, isn't it.

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