Philly Block Project

‘Like Mother, Like Daughter’ for Ethel and Donna

Snapped in the 1970’s, we were all floored by this prom photo of Donna Marie Greene. Contributed by her son Roi,  we first believed the young woman to be her mother, Ethel May.

“We used to call her Ethel May ‘All Day’ because she was always busy, working for her family and her community,” said Roi Greene. “This photo was taken in the 70’s, but she continued to wear flowers in her hair for as long as I remember.”

Carrying on this tradition for a high school rite of passage, Donna’s flowers remind us of the family ties that bind us in simple but powerful ways.