Suburban Chicago, Spring 1972. This photo of Tatjana at the kitchen sink depicts an unusual scene because Tatjana rarely washed the dishes. My Mom was responsible for kitchen cleanup. One of the reasons Mom didn't like to entertain—recall we usually hosted parties on Sunday afternoons—was because after the guests left in the evening, Mom would be washing dishes and storing china late into the night. She'd then have to get up early to make her hospital rounds the next morning.