Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Norma Jean


Norma Jean Mortenson would have been 87 years old today. 
I had forgotten that she spent much of her early years in foster homes,
making her beginning, in my mind, nearly as tragic as her ending. 
I haven't yet seen Michelle Williams' version of her in My Week with Marilyn
but it's on my list.

Wish you were here, Norma Jean, 
for a party, flowers and 
to reminisce on the beauty of your life. 

(Photo copyright: Kirsten Steen) 



4 comments:

Jeanie said...

Hard to believe, isn't it. I remember being fairly young when she died (young adult, that is!). How much more I appreciate her now!

Jeanie said...

Hard to believe, isn't it. I remember being fairly young when she died (young adult, that is!). How much more I appreciate her now!

donna baker said...

Kirsten, I was in the hospital having an appendectomy the day she died. It was all over the radio. I'm glad you reminded me of the movie; I am a fan of Williams and Eddie Redmayne.

DolceDreams said...

It makes you wonder what she would be like at 87, doesn't it?
I hear sunshine has come your way? Have a wonderful week Kirsten!
Nathalie