A Brief Glimpse of Doris

Baby Doris

Baby Doris

Probably in 1928, somewhere in South Chicago.

A few years later.

Young Doris

Young Doris

Doris was beautiful, and bold for her time. Out on her own at 19.

And a mother – 3 boys! (Not at 19.)

Doris with Baby Carl

Doris with Baby Carl

There must be more mother and son pictures that happened before this shot with Carl – he is number 3. But this is undoubtedly the cutest.

1970 with Carl and Steve

1970 with Carl and Steve

And as you can see, hiking in the mountains played a big part in Bob & Doris’ life together. They liked the mountains so much they retired to Colorado.

1971 Doris with Bob & Carl

1971 Doris with Bob & Carl

1981 Doris and Bruce

1981 Doris and Bruce

Early 1970s - all 3 Boys and 1 girlfriend

Early 1970s – all 3 Boys and 1 girlfriend

Bob, Doris, Carl & Ashlan in 2010

Bob, Doris, Carl & Ashlan in 2010

Ashlan and Doris

Ashlan and Doris

Doris was a teacher, math. Carl credits Doris with his love of numbers. Even after Doris retired she continued tutoring high school students. She was so committed to being helpful that she took the class to learn how to use the new-fangled graphing calculators.

And the crafts. This Christmas tree brought to you by Doris Harms.
Pictures through the years have graced our trees. Not to mention the stockings.

2009 xmas tree

Carl and Rey got to spend some time with Bob & Doris last summer. (I have always thought Carl favored Doris, while Rey favors Bob.)

July 2014 Doris with Carl, Rey & Bob

July 2014 Doris with Carl, Rey & Bob

Doris – you will be missed.

2005 Doris

6 Responses to “A Brief Glimpse of Doris”

  1. kayak woman Says:

    So sorry to hear about Carl’s mom. Love the photos ❤

  2. Pete and Jan Miller Says:

    Carl and Jay, so sorry about your Mom, may she rest in Peace

  3. Margaret Says:

    Great photo essay and you’ve painted a lovely and evocative word picture of Doris. So very sorry for your loss.

  4. jane Says:

    looks like a life well lived! but sorry to hear of her passing.

  5. RegenAxe Says:

    We are sorry to hear about Doris’s passing. “Good Old Doris”, will be missed, and fondly remembered every time we decorate our Christmas tree! Rey resembles Bruce in the picture of Doris, the brothers and 1 girlfriend. (To my eye, anyhow.)

  6. Gene says Says:

    Really sorry about Doris. I remember the first time I met them feeling as though I had known them for years, it was so comfortable.

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