How lucky am I to have such a wonderful mother! She is mother of my body and the mother of my soul.

She lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, on the North Shore of Boston.

At age 88, she has some of the typical health problems that come with being older. Or as my folks like to say, "Old age is not for sissies!"

Esther (Lilly) Goldberg in 1997 by Marshall R. Goldberg at age 86. (Kodak Royal Gold 400, Nikon negative scanner, tweaked by Photoshop)