Hello, sweet friends!
Taking a few minutes this Sunday morning to send you hugs of hello from Lexington, Kentucky. The selfies above are of a sleepy me on the second leg of my early morning (6:30 am) flight to the Blue Grass state.
I am here, visiting this lady.
My 88 year-old mom.
She is one pretty terrific lady.
Devoted wife to my sweet dad. An amazing mother to my sister Valerie and my brother Kevin and me. Loving grandmother to my daughters, three nephews and one niece and my granddaughter Cady’s own Mimi Nira.
My mom is a Missourian who met my Okie dad when they were both in St. Louis, Missouri at Washington University. Their quick courtship led to a 61 year marriage.
While my father worked toward his PhD in pharmacology at Washington University, my mom worked in the Department of Pharmacology as a research associate. She worked under the direction of Dr. Oliver Lowry.
Mom conducted the research work that supported Dr. Lowry’s method for determining the total level of protein in a solution. The method was described in Dr. Lowry’s protein detection paper which was published in 1951. On the paper, he was considerate enough to credit my mother for her research support of his method.
And this paper is the most widely cited paper in publishing history! [source]
Please take just a moment to check out this graphic that illustrates the number of times the Lowry Protein Detection paper has been cited in comparison to other papers. If you just look at the orange bar graph on the bottom right, the top bar represents the number of times Lowry’s paper has been cited, 305K times as of October 2014 [source].
Here is how the citation appears showing my mom’s name:
Biol. Chem. 193, 265–275(1951)., , &
My mom is the Rosebrough, N.J.
Proud of her.
So I am here in the Blue Grass state enjoying time with my mom, brother Kevin and his family.
On another note, an attempt to hijack my blog was made recently. Not sure who would want it, but thanks to Word Press, their attempts were foiled. I was unable to login for a few days and while I am here in Kentucky, won’t be able to access the Internet as often as I would at home.
Thank you, friends, for spending some time with me today. Thank you for allowing me to brag a bit on my mama.
She is a character and we laughed in bed last night til nearly 1:oo am.
So good for the heart and good for the soul.
Hugs and kisses,