Pictorial Tribute to Mom

Mom is resting now, but she is far from gone in my life, since so much of what makes me ME, came from and through her.  I prepared this pictorial tribute to her, and her life. It will mean most to family, but hopefully non-family will appreciate it too. It shows all the facet of mom, except her pain, but here you’ll see the love, the smiles and the heart.  My heartfelt tribute to mom.  Enjoy.

Kelvin Ringold

Born to John and Lora Ringold on October 24, 1953, grew up, went to school, graduated high school and joined the Air Force -- turned 18 in basic training. Did 20 years in the Air Force and retired in 1991. Moved to Syracuse, worked at University Hospital and retired from there at 55. During that 55 years... I learned some lessons, one of which is that LIFE is what we make it. I spend a major portion of my waking hours helping other people figure out the same thing. Life is what we make of it, and... "when you master your mindset, you master your life." That's my mission: living it, and teaching it.


  • This is beautiful, Kelvin. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful memories and images!

  • Kevin
    I know I don’t know you well and this time has recently passed however this tribute to your mom is truly beautiful and it blessed me beyond measure this morning. Thank you and God bless

    • Hi, Suzanne!
      So long since we’ve talked. Thank you very much for your comments; it means a lot to me. I look at the photos in my iphone and on my pc and it’s still hard to grasp that she’s gone, so the life and energy in her photos is keeping her very much alive for me. Thank you for taking the time to say hi. I appreciate you. Let’s talk soon — it’s been too long. Have an awesome day!

  • A beautiful tribute Kelvin for someone who must have been a beautiful person, to have raised such a kind, caring and compassionate man. You will surely meet again but in the meantime, I’m very sorry for your loss. ((((HUGS 4U <3 ))))

    • Thank you, Sue. I appreciate your caring and your comments. You’d have liked mom. She was quite the character :) LOL. I have awesome memories. Thank you for being in my world. Have an awesome day.

  • Amazing tribute to what displayed an amazing women Kelvin. Thanks for sharing her beauty. She’s smiling down big and proud of you, God speed my friend.

    • Thank you, my friend. I appreciate you very much and you’re right, I do treasure them all and I thank you for appreciating them also. Have an awesome day!

  • Kelvin, you did a beautiful job on this tribute. Thank you for sharing so many moments of love. I know you treasure them all.

  • A phenomenal lady and an amazing family…what a lovely, lasting way to remember the highlights. Thanks for sharing such a personal experience so that the rest of us might also grow.

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