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.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.