Kathleen A. GagneI really wish mom had done a better job of writing dates on photographs. I have no way to know when this photo was taken. I am guessing — and it really is a guess — that it might be her confirmation, which would place it sometime around 1960. But I just don’t know. Maybe it was just a nice Sunday afternoon. Or maybe they were going to a fancy dinner. I’ll likely never know.

Mom is in the middle, standing between her parents, my maternal grandparents, Vincent Albanese and Anna (DiFolco) Albanese.