Our mother didn’t appear to take pride in her modeling career per se. She was never the one to bring out the books of magazine covers or ads that she was in from age 18 to age 35 (through the time she had four children), but we her children frequently pulled them out to show friends and family.

It was always an oddity, a funny thing to tell about our mother, but in no way something that defined who she was as a person. Never the less we would brag. Here’s a tiny sampling of the ads and covers she appeared in.