Happy Mother's Day!

I spent all weekend with my mom, and it occurred to me to finally post this video we made a few months ago. In it, she shares a project she made as an art student at San Jose State in 1968, which she’d recently dug up after running into Tony May, the professor under whom she’d produced it. As she explains here, the skills and interests that led to this project also led her to a career in cartography, via San Francisco State, where she met my dad. Their first apartment together was on Camp Street, which meant I grew up hearing romantic tales of the Mission District on a regular basis. Thanks, Mom!

7 Responses to “Happy Mother's Day!”

  1. Lael says:

    aww, your mom seems so nice! and I like lines too!

  2. jonobr1 says:

    quite possibly the most profound book ever.

  3. plastic atomic says:

    Really a wonderful story. I am glad she got to meet her professor again and I *LOVE* her beautiful book.

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  5. Jenn says:

    Aw, Auntie Dulay is so cute.

  6. Diana says:

    Someone sent this to me and said I think you know this lady. I do!
    Marlene, this was fun to watch and great seeing you. It’s been awhile!

    Love, Diana

    • Allan Hough says:

      Hey Diana–
      Wow–amazing how Allan’s blog connected us! You reminded me how shocked I was that he put that online (honored, yes). Thanks for getting in touch.
      –xox, Marlene.

  7. Kamala Day Purl says:

    Ah- Allan, thank you for posting this. Your mom, Marlene is a beautiful person and her work will live on through your stories.

    The line book captures her talent and passion perfectly.

    Love, Kamala Day