My mother married my father and left her home in Rome for New York City in 1962. Soon after a street artist drew a portrait of her using colored pencils, and my mother sent it back to her mother in Sicily. You can see it in this picture, hanging on the wall of my grandmother's house circa 1984. My grandmother is standing beneath the picture. After she died, my mother received the drawing, and a few years ago she passed it on to me.