Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hippie Chic

To my mom, Susan Jan Shipley:

Hawaii, 1970
I believe this photo was taken just before my mom left to work as an Army nurse in the Vietnam War.

My mom may have went to war, but she has always remained a woman of peace (notice the peace symbol bracelet on her left arm).

She has always had an effortless bohemian style and refuses to be a "stick in the mud" when it comes to her fashion choices. It is not just her refusal to be fashion ordinary, but her humanity towards others that makes her my icon to emulate.

I love you, Mom! --Brandon Noble Barrow

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