Monday, May 11, 2015

Elusive Mom

 This is a day late, but it can count for everyday.  My mother was very elusive - she dodged photography like crazy. I truly have very few pics of her and she's been gone over twenty years. But her common sense echoes in my brain.  This is her birthplace in Greentown, IN.  Humble beginnings and she stayed humble her whole life.
Somber young girl who never belonged on a farm.

She was ahead of her time. I remember her always urging me to travel, go to school, don't marry (too soon). She was a feminist before Gloria  and Betty fought the good fight.

I could use her advice today.

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  1. Judging by your own photo you look very much like you mom.

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    1. when I post my Dad's pics at Father's Day, then you'll see who I truly resemble.

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  2. Sorry you don't have many pictures, but sounds like her words of wisdom live on with you.

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  3. My mum has very few photos taken of her and I don't like being photographed either so maybe it's just one of those things - but it doesn't stop us wanting to be heard and from your post you obviously "hear" your mom. If something's troubling you then just remember a trouble shared is a trouble halved :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. thanks for your kinds and wise comments

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  4. I'm sorry, Joanne. Yesterday must have been extra hard. I have a feeling you somehow take your mom's advice daily. I see a resemblance in looks and personality. My mom's been gone over twenty years too. But we never let go.

    Hugs.

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  5. It's so sad when the people we look up to leave us. I hope you've continued to grow :)

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    1. yep - especially grow fatter if I make my mom's pecan pies. (grin). Thanks

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  6. I hear ya.
    Wouldn't be it be great to sit down with our moms and ask, "So, whaddya think?"?

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    1. yep. I bet they'd be pleased, but....just this one thing....

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  7. I'm sorry you lost your mom so long ago. I'm glad you took her advice about school, travel, and rushing into an early marriage. Sounds like your mom had a great head on her shoulders, which she definitely passed on to you, as well as her cute blondness, Joanne!

    Julie

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    1. actually she had chestnut wavy red hair. None of us kids inherited that.

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  8. Our Moms live on in their children regardless of how long they are together her on earth. She is very proud of you. Sweet, sweet photo with thoughtful caption.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  9. Very sweet photo. She does sound like she was ahead of her time.

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