Mom was born at the end-cusp of July in 1941, the first child of Mary Louise and August Carl Tietjen. Her adopted symbol was a palm tree - she loved thinking about (and being in!) warm tropical climes like Bermuda, where she and Dad spent their honeymoon. I remember, one July 31st when I was little, Dad helped me buy Mom a giant bag of peanut M&Ms, which were her favorite.
Above, she is celebrating her birthday in 1979, so she was 38 years old. Julie is emulating her mother - flowered house-dress! - in the background.