Enjoying a view of the water
This photo of Mary Mirota was taken near Sparta, New Jersey in the early 1930s, while she was a mother’s helper for the Lydecker family. They had a cottage there, and when not on the lake, they lived in Middlesex, NJ. Mary loved being by the water, and she was a strong swimmer. She has such a beautiful look to her. I love how her hair is swept under the scarf, or babushka, and how her arms are crossed. Mary always wore a watch, yet she wasn’t very punctual. She ran on her own time. And she always had time for children.
In this last photo, Mary Mirota is the tallest of the girls. It was also taken in the Sparta, New Jersey area. The Lydecker girls called her Meddy. It looks like it was a fine day for a picnic.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, since I also love being near the water. I think I will head down to the dock, and see how things look on the water from our cove here in Virginia. Many days I get to see eagles, herons, and osprey. The other day there were some mergansers floating and diving under. Today is such a gorgeous day, so there will be lots of boaters out. Happy Saturday!
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