Uprooted Magnolia

Tilda Tuesday: with Harriet

Posted in Matilda, Photography by leahyetter on October 29, 2013

“The cat has too much spirit to have no heart”. – Ernest Menault
©Leah Yetter Photographer

Matilda loved my mother. When mom came to my apartment, Matilda came out from wherever she was snoozing to get in her lap. In fact any and all cats loved that woman and she loved them right back.
I shot this sometime in ’06 after mom went through months of hefty chemotherapy treatments. Her hair was growing back in and she was feeling pretty good.

This Thursday marks 7 years since mom passed. I thought this would be a fitting shot for today’s Tilda Tuesday.
Have a good one friends!

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  1. ranu802 said, on October 29, 2013 at 9:07 am

    What a wonderful picture,Matilda’s reaction shows how much she loved your mother.Thank you for posting this.


    • leahyetter said, on October 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Thank you Ranu! Two of my most favorite beings are in this picture. 🙂


  2. Mags Corner said, on October 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

    What a precious picture filled with love. Hugs


  3. pony said, on October 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Lean, I can see you in your mom’s be-YOU-ti-ful face!


    • leahyetter said, on October 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Awe thanks Pony! In my younger years, I looked a lot like the Yetter side of the family. Once I got into my teens though, I started to look more and more like mom and her side of the family. I got her smile, just wish I had her nose. She had such a perfectly shaped nose. 😉


  4. Lacey Katelyn said, on October 29, 2013 at 9:30 am

    It’s been 7 years on Saturday since my dad left us. I really enjoy your Tilda Tuesday posts, they always brighten my day. 🙂


    • leahyetter said, on October 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Thank you for you comment Lacey. Time flies, huh. The first 3 years were the hardest. Now I try to stick with happy memories with happy tears but around the anniversary, it’s always hard. She passed on Halloween morning which was so surreal. Driving to the funeral home through streets dressed in cobwebs, ghosts and goblins was just plain weird. I kept wanting to say, “my mom just died! Stop what you are doing”! I just figured the whole world should be still. I guess our world was.
      Have a good week Lacey and thanks again.


  5. misswhiplash said, on October 29, 2013 at 10:13 am

    What a wonderful and touching way to comemorate your Mother..puss looksbreally happy as does your Mom. Animals know when people really love them


  6. Sharyn Hutchens said, on October 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Hi Leah,
    though the picture made my eyes well up, I am so glad you posted it! You’re right, cats loved your mom. I will never forget all the trouble she went to for the cat with asthma. I never even knew cats could get asthma. I loved your mama, too, honey. I lost mine young as well, as you know, but both of them sure made a difference in their worlds. That is all we can really hope,for. I love you, sweetie.

    Aunt Sharyn (also known as Mergatroid and, as Hairt called me, Shern…but only when I called her Hairt!)


  7. Francine said, on October 29, 2013 at 11:02 am

    What a beautiful photo and a beautiful memory. I’m sure you will treasure this photo forever. Matilda is a wise kitty 🙂


  8. Laurie said, on October 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I love the big smile on both their faces! Hugs to you and Matilda my friend.


  9. Doris said, on October 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I love how you reconnect two loved ones in this short, but very touching post, Leah. Thanks for sharing this truly personal memory.


  10. Carrie Knott said, on October 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Brought tears to my eyes to see your mom. I miss her too.


  11. Gloria Boy said, on October 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman! Thanks for the post.


  12. bluebrightly said, on November 2, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I bet you’re very glad you have this. I read your comment about your Mom passing on Halloween and I can imagine how surreal that must have been. And it just makes it harder to get through the anniversary when it’s marked by everyone else in such a big way, but for totally different reasons. Tough time of year for it too. Good that you’ve come around to enjoying the good memories; it does take time for the painful ones to retreat.


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