Along with over 500,000 Americans (and about 50,000 more annually!), my fabulous, smart, hilarious, strong mom is dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. She’s such a good mom and in this stage in her life, she’s truly shown me what it means to be gracious and strong in the face of adversity. I hope to be half as resilient as she is no matter what life serves me. I have photographed her my whole life, and the past several years have been no exception. In photography school I made a slide show of her life, to that point. Here are some of my favorites: some from the 1950s and 1960s (photographer unknown), others are my photographs and are more recent. The dude in the photographs is my Dad: the giver of T.Spoon nickname.