Printed and framed by Will Jackson of Seattle as a gift to his Aunt June in Virginia.
“My mom always said ‘to have a friend, be one’- A few years ago, I took this picture that really shows their love for each other.”
“My mom always said ‘to have a friend, be one.’ She met June at a party in Richmond, Virginia in 1949—June was in tears with morning sickness and Mom, also pregnant, came to her aid—and they stayed best friends until Mom died a year and half ago. Although June soon moved to New Jersey, then Maryland and finally back to coastal Virginia, she and Mom visited often, vacationed together, and stayed close through thick and thin for 64 years.
They consoled each other during tough times, loved parties, (the wilder the better – at a mid-‘60s beach bash, they swapped dresses to confuse one of June’s beaus) and were ultimate shopping buddies. Most of all they made each other laugh.
A few years ago, I took this picture that really shows their love for each other.”