It seems a truism that all mothers worry about their children but my mother carries it to the extreme. If there were ever a competition for the “Worry Queen of the World,” she would be a very strong competitor.
Here’s an example of her talent:
During the Korean conflict I was in the Air Force and stationed near Seoul, Korea. While on leave in Japan I was surprised to come upon a Photo Mat. For those too young to know, a Photo Mat is about the size of a large Andy Gump.
One side has a curtain entrance. Inside there is a bench facing a built-in camera. You enter, sit on the bench, deposit some money and in just minutes your picture is taken and you have a nice print of yourself from the waist up.
Well, I did that and in my next letter home I included that nice waist up picture of myself. I should have known better.
The next letter from Mom began, “Tell me the truth, darling, ‘What happened to your legs?’