Yesterday a Woman's Club we were reminded that next month, May, will be in honor of our mothers. My mother, Rose Elizabeth Bowden Ficke Sparks (don't know the last name of her first husband), was a flapper, and my husband, Raf, says he never got over it. He's right, you know! She posed for some of the sultry flapper photos of the day. She was born in 1910 in Rising Star, Texas. She was lovely, but more so when she actually smiled!