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Susan Adrienne Mann-Yaffee, my beautiful mother by Scott Mitchell

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RIP mom xox (1940-1991)
I lost her 21 years ago. I talk to her every day. I love her dearly, I miss her terribly. Part of me died with her. This is for you, mom. You were the most beautiful person I knew, and still, today, no one even comes close. xoxo (and I have your nose, mom – thanks a lot!!! LOL xox)

Original photo I restored

featured 1/30/12

featured 1/21/12

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  • Anthony DiMichele
    Anthony DiMichelealmost 3 years ago

    beautiful indeed! I like how your treatment expresses your love of her and focuses on eyes and face… where the heart shines.

  • She always wore her makeup. Very few people were privileged to see her without it. So, I added it back in, based on the colors I remember her wearing. Her whole personality was in her heart and in her smile, Anthony. Thank you, so much, for the first comment on this. I’m very proud of the restoration I did. (and it saved me $40 at the photo store up the street.) :)) (I’m a cheap bastard)

    – Scott Mitchell

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 3 years ago

    oh you can see she is a treasure. There is noting to compare to a Mother’s love. It is our foundation. I miss my Mom too. You are lucky to know this love and it is true, a man that loves his Mom is a man capable of deeply loving a girl, a wife etc. really good job on retouch. forget the money, it’s your loving hand’s work. :)

  • Thank you so much, Yvonca. I would have paid to have this restored, but it meant more to me to do it myself. and I think I did a really nice job too – many many thanks!!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    she is a beautiful woman Scott. you made her look like a movie star. she would be real happy with the new image, but more with what you wrote. I lost my mom 11 years ago and I still talk to her every day too. she must have been extremely special, because she raised someone as wonderful as you. and to read what you wrote here, there is no doubt about it. ok…going to have a good cry now. you know, it’s weird you posted this, I just told someone I have been hearing supernatural sounds all day. I have been…usually there’s a reason why, and I find out soon enough. ok, sorry to ramble. beautiful, beautiful post. XOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOOXOX

  • awe, thats so sweet of you to say, honey. Yeah, I cant believe its been 21 years since I held her, touched her, felt her close – I mean, I always talk to her and feel her presence, but its not the same. I even went out and bought a small bottle of “Red Door” perfume (that was her scent) so that I can smell her when I need to. :)) Silly, huh? xoxox

    – Scott Mitchell

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 3 years ago


  • GRAZIE!!!!! You are too kind, Anna. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear friend.

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 3 years ago

    she was very lovely Scott ! you did a wonderful restoration

  • Thank you, Elaine. Thats sweet of you to say. I think I did a good job too, but I still miss her terribly.

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 3 years ago

    I know you do Scott … xx

  • Thanks dear. xx

    – Scott Mitchell

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    I can see in her face she was a beautiful soul and she passed a passion for life on to you. Very beautiful dedication!

  • Thanks Viv.

    – Scott Mitchell

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful lady and dedication.

  • Many thanks Judy.

    – Scott Mitchell

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much for the feature, Viv!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature!Very beautiful dedication!

  • Many thanks, Ana!!! Much appreciated, my dear. :)))

    – Scott Mitchell

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