Maryland Blogger: Birthday Memories of My Mother, Madge R. Kelley

Birthday Memories of My Mother, Madge R. Kelley

Birthday Memories of My Mother, Madge R. Kelley


June 24th was the birthday of my mother, Madge Roberts Kelley. She was born in 1914, and died January 11, 1988. She lived in Portsmouth, Virginia for her entire life. 

The photograph was taken in the 1930's before she married my father, John J. Kelley. My sister, Lynne E. Kelley, has a collection of old family photographs.



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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 11 commentsRoy Kelley • June 24 2018 07:43PM


Roy, Always nice to look back at photos of our parents from when they were young.  They grew up in such a different time, before all this technology. My sister also has most of my parents early day photos.  

A happy photo of your mother standing by a bush with flowers!

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 8 months ago

That's a wonderful vintage picture of your mom, Roy.  I see a strong family resemblance.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

This is a beautiful photo of your mom. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 8 months ago

I, too, see a family resemblance. Nice memory of your mother.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 8 months ago

Wow Roy, That photo is in such great shape. I am sure you are remembering all the happy times with your mother today!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 months ago

Thank you for sharing your memories of your mother with us. My father would have been 99 on the summer solstice of this year Roy...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy.  Thanks for sharing this picture of your beautiful mother.  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Hello Roy,  always good to remember mom and remember the great times with her.  I can see me working next to her at the restaurant and learning how to cook.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 8 months ago

Will Hamm 

My mother was definitely an excellent cook as was her mother as well.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

Your mom was born 6 months before my dad. It is hard for me to believe he would be over 100 if he was still living.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 8 months ago

Thank you very much for stopping by. It is is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago