Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day and Graduation

Pictured - My brother David,   Jeffrey Crowther - his son the proud graduate (on time!!!) of Kutztown College PA, my sister-in-law, Cherie Gallen Crowther

My mother, Juanita Shutters Crowther, never met Jeff.  She's been gone almost 24 years now.  Oh, but she'd have gotten a kick out of the kid. He was a chunky boy with a mischievous smile. He's gotten into some very minor scrapes over the years (yes, payback is hell, David). And my mother always had a soft spot for boys. She was extremely fond of her younger brother, Rick, and David reminded her of him. While Jeff favors his mother in looks, he's got some of the impish Shutters' gene in him.

She'd have been very proud of Jeff's older sister, Lisa (not pictured) and loved her to pieces. But she'd shake her head at Jeff's antics and probably slip him that extra buck or two.

So, cheers Mom. I bet you've been looking out for Jeff through the years. Now, he's graduated and has to put on the big boy pants, find a job, make a living, and move on from the nest. Keep doing your magic, so this young man has a bright future.

Happy Mother's Day!!!!       Happy Graduation!!!!


12 comments:

  1. Hi Joanne ... lovely photo and news - congratulations to Jeff and to proud parents - your mother sounds a character ... and lovely to remember her this way ...

    Happy Mother's Day to one and all - Hilary

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    1. My mom was unique. Cheers to you. Have a good week

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  2. Congratulations to Jeff and his family! Happy Mother's Day to you! I'm sure your Mom is looking out for Jeff and for you too. :)

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  3. I believe she's watching over you and by his side throughout everything he does. You did a great job as a mom!

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  4. Congrats to him. Those big boy pants suck though, ugg to bills and such lol

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    1. Believe me, my brother isn't done!!

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  5. Congrats to your nephew! That is a great achievement! Wishing him a successful future! Your mom sounds like such a gem sorry she left you all so early!
    Betty

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    1. Thanks. Jeff shall no doubt prove interesting

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  6. That was really sweet. Sorry she never got to meet Jeff.

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