Mamacita says: I’m a sucker for a “returning soldier” sentiment. Norman Rockwell knew how to hit us in the heart, and that’s a fact. Some things never change. Even now, in 2012, there are people anxiously awaiting the return of a loved one, and greatly missing those who can’t get leave.
I guess my only complaint, and it’s not really a complaint – just something I’ve noticed – about Rockwell’s family portraits is that the mother always looks like she’s 110 years old. Oh, well. . . maybe it’s the grandmother.
Although, my mother is 81 and looks like she could be the daughter of the mother in this painting.
Also? There is something about a man in a kitchen, under any circumstances, that is pretty darn sexy. . . .