My mom, Lila Caroline Selstrom Dietz, was such an extraordinary person, and most of what I am today I owe to her love and nurturing. There isn't a day since she died in 1974 that I haven't missed her.
Here are some portraits from her glamour days. I didn't know her then, but often wished I had.
Here's her beautiful namesake on the birthday they share, August 9th.