Thanks! I really appreciate it!

Mom does prefer color photos. She keeps asking my why I use black and white and I keep telling her that I can't do color in my darkroom... yet...

I thought about toning but maybe you are right. Hand tint would be better.

This is just a complete "spitball" idea...
What if I got Mom a hand tinting kit and printed her off about a half dozen copies of the photo?
After all it is her photo. Why not let the original artist finish it the way she sees fit?
What's a color kit cost? $30-$40? Once the photo is made, it's a lot like "paint by numbers." Isn't it? (Okay... a simplified way to put it but the concept is the same.)

Who knows? Maybe we could form a team?