I hope it is ok to add this little bit of important info here now.
I just realized that I told the whole story of this amazing photo of my mom, somehow managing not to mention her name! So, here is me, fixing this accidental injustice:
Stojanka Grozdanov (later married Davidović) ,my beloved Mom, was a renown author, starting her writing career in Yugoslavia, with her first published book of poetry, when she was only 17. I am not sure if she was finishing the Gymnasium or was she already a student of Serbian Language and World literature at the Belgrade University, Faculty of Philology.
She kept writing and publishing essays, prose and poetry all her life, leaving behind a great body of work, for all the future generations to enjoy. Writing was clearly what she was born to do. It wasn't a profession for her, it was a deep need that she felt, a powerful force within her. I do, and I always will, feel immense pride and awe, just thinking about her life, her amazing talent and all the brilliant books she wrote.
I lost my beloved mom and my baby's most favorite Grandma, and the world lost one of the most special, one of a kind, best writers for children, on Big Friday, the saddest Christian Holy Day, in 2010.
She is in our thoughts and hearts every single day.