Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Weekend

 My mother as a young girl - a somber lass who loved to read
 Her modest birthplace in Indiana
Mom and Dad's wedding day - June 11, 1954

Happy Mother's Day Weekend.  I salute my mother. She's been gone since 1992 - alas - stomach cancer.  She was super healthy, teeny tiny, never drank, never smoked, and yet............dang........
what can you do?

She's still a force in my brain.  Oh she could move fast.  Somehow I always think of her hanging up laundry in our backyard.  Those trees are gone, but the clothes line hung just so, and the sheets wafted in the wind.

She loved breakfast...but late. Never a true morning person.  She drank tea, not coffee, and ate Tasty-kakes - the chocolate ones.  (A Philly product, also - Pudge's cheesesteak sandwiches - yum)

She loved Christmas, stuffed animals, and always made our birthdays special.

She would have gotten a huge kick out of her grandkids (Lisa and Jeff), and Ray's boys - Chris and Kevin and their kids - Abby, Makyla, Skylar, and one on the way - Dakota.  Treats for all

Happy Mother's Day Weekend everyone.  I hope you are celebrated and remember your mothers and your grandmothers.

Cheers




17 comments:

  1. She made an impact on you for sure.

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  2. Crummy cancer can sure get anyone.

    Great to have lots of fond memories. Mother's sure are grand. Hope a happy weekend is at at your pad.

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    1. Thanks. I do feel fortunate we always got along

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  3. Lovely family photo's Joanne. I wish you a "Happy Mother's Day" some years ago I was in the US on Mother's Day which happened to be my birthday. Happy memories came to the fore. Thank you.
    Have a grand week-end.
    Yvonne.

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    1. All the best to you for the weekend

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  4. Hi Joanne - thanks for sharing these lovely photos .. and how wonderful you had those times together before Ray came along to be with you, and now you are helping your Dad - these often can be good times - the memories, the laughter, despite the sad parts ... enjoy your weekend - cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks so much. Indeed, my Dad has fared well with my mother gone - he has lots of friends along with family. So, it's all good.

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  5. We can see our mother's thumb print on our lives. If remembered fondly, they are never truly gone.
    Have a Happy Mother's Day!
    Barbara @ Caneyhead

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    1. thanks. And we kids share different stories. I was out of the house when Lori was in high school, so she did a lot with mom.

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  6. No matter how many years since your mom died, she's still living large in your memories. (And always will.)

    I have a feeling if you posted a picture of yourself at the same age as your mother was in that first picture, you'd look like sisters.

    Have a fantabulous weekend!

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    1. thanks. Indeed, I'm glad I have good memories and her imprint. However, I do favor my father more in looks, though I did get her wavy hair.
      Take care

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  7. Striking couple your parents were! Your mom seemed so full of life; sorry it ended way too soon.

    betty

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    1. Thanks. My dad has not changed much in looks even at 85. My mom was pretty.

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  8. A lovely tribute. Tea and chocolate? She had great taste!

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  9. Family pictures are such a treasure as are the memories they evoke. Lovely tribute. Happy Mother's day, Joanne!

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