Remembering those special moments with photographic restoration. The original image is a 2" x 3" faded color photograph of Paula and her parents on her graduation day from St. Francis School of Nursing, in June of 1966. Paula was twenty and just three years out of high school when she completed the nursing program that brought her to San Francisco. She went right from graduation to working as a nurses aide until she received her license. Paula then worked in a medical surgical unit and later as head nurse for several different units. Her career as a nurse lasted 38 years until she retired. Her education cost roughly 2200 per year and included room & board, uniforms & laundry; it is quite a shift from the nursing educational requirements of today. Paula's whole education and first brand new car (blue vw bug) cost less than ten thousand dollars. Paula is my second mother, and always an example of the 3 p's. Pretty, poised, and practical, she is a self made gal and I love her. I restored this photo as an early mother's day gift, that I could frame and mail to Paula to celebrate her accomplishments as a professional woman and loving mom.