Velma Jean

Last Friday, June 1st, my mom, Velma Jean, passed away.  A very sad time, but at the same time we’re all so glad she’s free of the pain and suffering.

So we’re in funeral prep mode now, with the funeral on Thursday.  I’m searching through mom and dad’s old photos, looking for fun pictures to share on posters.  I always enjoy looking at old pictures, and getting to see the various times and people in the departed person’s life is always interesting, I think.  This is my favorite picture of my mom.  I think she was probably 18 or 19, as she’s not wearing a wedding ring and she was almost 20 when my parents married.


There are problems with the picture.  There’s a crease in the lower right-hand corner, white flecks on her chin, and brown spots across her face and on the right side of the photo.  They almost look like fingerprints broken down into dots.  Darn it, I wish I would have learned how to use Photo Shop!

So last night, I dug into some tutorials on line.  My third tutorial I tried was the charm, and I did get some clean-up done on the photo.  (Kerry, I so almost sent you the picture with a plea for help!)  The somewhat fixed picture:

When I have time to experiment more, I’ll have to take another stab at cleaning up this picture.  I know I can do a better job, but I am pleased with this as a first try.


P.S.:  CLICK HERE for the tutorial that was simple and straightforward enough to work for me.


7 thoughts on “Velma Jean”

  1. So sorry about your Mom, Sue. Did you know that Phil’s Mom died last week? Our funeral is tomorrow, a day before yours. Thinking of you during this hard time but you know you did the very best for her and were a loving daughter throughout. You’re a testament to love.

  2. I’m always willing to help! If there’s anything else you need help with – just let me know! You did a great job and the picture looks wonderful! I’m sure the posters will represent such great moments in your mom’s life! We’re thinking of you!

  3. Great picture of Grandma. I’m sure I’ve never seen a picture of her this young. Awesome job restoring the photo!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please prove you\'re a real person...thank you! * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.