posted: 5/11/2014 6:11 AM
Images: Daily Herald staff thanks moms
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Asst. Opinion editor Colleen Thomas and her mom, Barbara Foster, enjoy a day at the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul. They steered clear of Mall of America the day after Christmas and instead absorbed the landmark's tropical air -- a winter oasis in Minnesota.
Reporter Lenore Adkins loves this pix of her mom cos they both look happy, healthy & ready to play tennis! This photo was shot a couple of years back at a Chicago tennis court. I had been playing with my best friend when my mom decided to surprise us.
Sara Hooker, breaking news reporter says: Here's my mama, Martha (Anderson) Hooker. She was a school teacher and one of eight children. She died the day after I was born from complications related to childbirth. I've never missed her more than now - now that I'm married and a mother myself to three beautiful babes. I'm thankful that I have the opportunity to watch them grow, and I try to live everyday to make her proud. Happy Mother's Day!
Award-winning watchdog reporter Jake Griffin with his mom. "Thanks for always watching out for me," he says.
Managing Editor Jim Baumann says: My German mom (Karen) taught me not to give in to the little stuff. And to save the tears for when I lost a limb or was bleeding profusely. Otherwise, "Just rub it."
Reporter Madhu Krishnamurthy: Thank you for all that you do. Happy Mother's Day, Shyamala Krishnamurthy!
Columnist and copy editor Sean Stangland's mom, Bonnie Stangland, caught Hawks fever and surprised him by coming out to Sports Page in Arlington Hts. to watch Game 5 against St. Louis.
This is one of photographer Bob Chwedyk's favorite photos of his mother Wanda, because it used to sit side by side for years next to his father's World War II Army photo. @dhbobchwedyk
This is one of copy editor Kathleen Danes favorite photos of her and her mom Geri because we share the same smile (and pretty much everything else) and it was taken on Mother's Day.
This is one of AME/Opinion Jim Slusher's favorite photos of his mother Elaine because he never gets to dance with her enough.The picture was taken at the 2012 wedding reception in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of one of Elaine's three great-grandchildren, Tori Lynn Pratt.
Copy desk chief Neil Holdway remembers his modest mom Lauretta Cohen in the '70s (also here with Heather Ritter now of the DH's HR dept.). This was taken outside the two-flat we lived in on Oak Park Avenue in Harwood Heights.
This is one of Business Writer Anna Marie Kukec's favorite photos with her mother, Angeline Kukec, taken at her parent's 40th wedding anniversary in 1988, and the last before her mother passed away. Anna Marie, from left, brother Paul Kukec of Darien, father Ernest Kukec of Evergreen Park, the late Angeline, and the late William Kukec, formerly of Naperville.
This is Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen's favorite photo of his mother Patricia because it shows her full of life and fun.
This is one of Political Editor Mike Riopell's favorite photos of his mother because it shows her in the house that will replace the one destroyed by last year's Washington tornado.
@BarryRozner Missing you for 25 years. Happy Mother's Day to a Hall of Fame mom, wife, teacher. #IHateCancer
Reporter Melissa Silverberg loves these pics that show her and her mom through the years. @m_silverberg #dhmoms
This is one of Staff Writer Marie Wilson's favorite photos of her mother because it reminds her of what true motherhood is all about: choosing to love, care and do anything for your kids. Taken March 16, 2014 in Wheeling, this photo shows a personalized photo book Jean Wilson made to preserve the first year of posts on Marie's blog about twenty-something life.@mariewilson9