Mommy Flory

Mommy Flory is a phenomenal woman who changed the lives of many and inspired everyone else!

She is someone who has dedicated her life to helping others — not because she has to, but because she wants to.

She has been a public school teacher in one of the toughest neighborhoods and now owns and manages homes for the mentally challenged.  She is the first to lend a hand to people in need.  She is our very own Mother Teresa.  She is Florinda Yatco (Mommy Flory to me!) and she turned 70!

Today, we celebrated her amazing journey so far…

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Surprise!

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Surprise again!

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I love this series…

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Her family gave toasts before the big feast.  Flory’s granddaughter, Sophie, wrote a paper about why her grandmother is so great!

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Flory’s daughter, Nina (I call her Ate Candy).  She is gorgeous and also has a heart of gold.  I think that runs in the family!

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Myra, Flory’s youngest, couldn’t stop laughing during her mom’s appreciation speech.  I was elbowing her and Nina was about to throw something at her.  :)

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Nicolle

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Ben (almost 5) and Sophie (8)

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There were so many cute babies!

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There were games, there was laughter…

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And there was booze!

This is Flory’s brother, Flavi, who flew in from NYC.  I love this guy and could’ve spent all day hanging out with him!

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Happy birthday, Mommy Flory!  We love you!

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6 Comments

  1. Myra Yatco

    WOW Annie! You totally outdid yourself with these photos! You truly captured the love, the sheer joy, and the spirit of this 70th birthday celebration!! Thank you so much..

  2. WOW! You have a wonderful gift, Annie! You have captured the essence of this celebration. Thanks!

  3. Joey Yatco

    Love it. Many thanks, Annie, for your kindness, generosity, and creativity.

  4. Nina Yatco Aliason

    I’m in awe…..it warms my heart looking at these photos. We are fortunate to have you capture so many precious moments. You have a gift, Annie….thank you fr. the bottom of my heart. Love, Ate Candy

  5. Rori Arcilla

    Hi, Annie,
    Your photos are so natural and captivating.
    I have been searching the internet for Mommy Flory Yatco’s email address when I chance upon your website. My mom Elena Aguilar and Mommy Flory usually corresponds by mail but my mother always forgets to ask Mommy Florys email address. Can you please help me get in touch with her thru email. By the way, I live in Sydney, Australia. Thank you and all the best. Rori

  6. Dori Richardson

    I was surfing in the Internet and saw all the beautiful pictures of Flory (I happened to know her. I’m from Binan and I know the family very well. I would like to request if I could have the mailing address or e-mail address of Flory
    (with her permission, of course). My home address is 1710
    Interlachen Rd.#40B, Seal Beach, CA 90740. Please extend my regards to Flory and her family. You’re a good photographer!
    More success to you! dori