I'm annotating individual pages from my book Mom's Cancer as they're posted on GoComics.com. These are my notes on Page 11 (June 4).
When I drew the picture of Mom modeling a swimsuit, I was relying on memories of photos I'd seen very briefly a long time before. Turns out my memory wasn't very good. Here are the actual pics of my Mom the model:
I could've sworn there was a beach ball.
What the heck, here are a couple more:
Beautiful! Classic Mid-Century Modern.
In case my asterisked footnote in the comic was too subtle, Mom worked as a model when she was 18 to 19. I was born shortly before she turned 20.
Having her papers and affairs in order was one of the best things Mom ever did for her family.