The Mother’s Day Gift Conundrum

Like most people, I find Mother’s Day to be a source of annual consternation: My mom doesn’t need anything, but I can’t let that stop me from getting her something. On top of that, she doesn’t want us spending anything on her since I was out of work so long.

This year, though, I’ve found a nice solution: I’ve discovered that Staples does 24″ by 36″ black and white poster prints for only $2.99!

And as luck would have it, I scanned a lot of my mom’s old family pictures — most of them in black and white, conveniently enough — so it occurred to me to put together a collage of some of those photos and print it out at a mind-boggling two feet by three feet, and the results are seen here.

Also, she recently sent me her favorite picture of my dad, in his Army uniform from WWII, so I scanned it in, fixed all the cracks, creases and holes, and made a huge poster of that one as well.

I think she just might enjoy this more than something she could put on her shelf to gather dust.

3 Responses to “The Mother’s Day Gift Conundrum”

  1. RennyBA Says:

    I find MD just a source of consternation, but you really have found a great solution here Mark!

    Send my regards to your Mother and of course to your beloved wife :-)

  2. Spook Says:

    Well done !

  3. brykm2 Says:

    Will do, Renny, thanks! Hope I provided inspiration in time …

    Spook: Thanks!

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