MEET MY mother-in-law.
She was beautiful. I never knew her because she died at age 31 in childbirth with her fifth baby.
The baby was being delivered by my father-in-law whom I also never met because he died in 1986 at the age of 61. Heart attack.
He was a doctor.
This is a detail from a larger photo. I cropped and had it made computer-worthy. She would have been about 80 now.
The family never fully recovered from her death, and I imagine my father-in-law felt guilty the rest of his days.
The resemblance between my mother-in-law and my child bride, her third delivery, is quite remarkable.
Daughter didn’t fall far from that avocado tree.