Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Mom

  • Born February 5, 1925 (2/5/25)
  • Was sent to live with family during the depression
  • Worked in California for the Navy during World War II
  • Always learning
  • Stayed up late many nights to finish a new dress for a concert or school program
  • Patient, patient, patient. Recently, when waiting for someone to finish painting her bathroom, finish the tile in the bath and to mow her yard.
  • Loves to read. Instilled that in me.
  • Taught me how to knit
  • Accepting of all kinds of people. You should have seen some of the boyfriends my sisters and I brought home.
  • Encourages everyone in their dreams. My friends always like to visit with her when they came to our house.
  • Generous with her time and talents. I hated it when she shared the fresh cinnamon rolls with the neighbors!
  • Disciplined. She goes to the gym 3 times a week.
  • Enthusiastic. Suggest a trip and she's ready to go.
  • Supportive.
  • ...and much, much more.

    This is from a list I compiled while driving. It seems that's the time when my ideas and deeper thoughts come to me. Do you think I should be paying more attention to the road?


Anonymous said...

Both pictures of your Mom are beautiful. She sounds like a dear and I, too, do a lot of thinking while driving!

What types of books do each of you like?

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You Mom was a beautiful young lady and an even prettier lady. How fortunate to still have her with you. She sounds like a great lady.

Linda said...

I have enjoyed catching up with your blog.
Your grandchildren are beautiful; such beautiful blue eyes and I love the red hair!
I have never seen a mulberry tree so big. They never get so big around here. When we were kids we picked the berries and ate them by the handful but these days, we scorn them as they are invasive and the bird poop turns purple and stains everything. ***sigh*** oh, for the innocence of youth.....
It appears that we have some authors in common and it is an eclectic lot.
Your Mother is still a very beautiful woman. We are both lucky to have our Mothers with us.
The thinking while driving is one thing I will miss since my daughter mover to Ankeny from Colorado. I had 14 hours of driving then and it is now less than 2.......

Mountain Woman said...

Beautiful, both your words and pictures. I can see why you were concentrating on her when you were driving.

Aunt Dinah said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom, Mary. The photos are wonderful. Now I know where you got your good looks!

Vonita said...

Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman. How lucky we are to still have our mothers.

Far Side of Fifty said...

How lucky are you to have such a great Mom! :)