Monday, September 27, 2021

Mom's Birthday

Today is my Mother's birthday. She would have been 84 if...........

I remember many things about my Mom.

The Mom who baked things for school.

The Mom who made the best Clam Chowder on rainy winter days.

The Mom who painted.

The Mom who laughed.

The Mom who loved you no matter what.

The Mom who, as soon as Carlos and I moved in together, would introduce him as her son-in-law.

The Mom who was married to my Dad for over 50 years.

The Mom whose greatest day every year was Thanksgiving and her whole family was near.

The Mom who was a Nurse.

The Mom who loved to travel.

The Mom who taught me to love books.

I love my Mom.

I miss my Mom.

Every day.

PS That top photo is one of my favorites, taken by my father when he and my mother were dating.

The bottom photo was taken of my mother in front of the trailer they bought while my Dad was stationed at Keesler AFB in Mississippi. 

21 comments:

Helen Lashbrook said...

Your mum clearly had her priorities right, loving her family, books and good food. My mum loved to travel too.

Rajani Rehana said...

Lovely post

Mistress Maddie said...

I always like this post! I'm close with my mother too like you were. Mothers should never be taken for granted and count my blessings, like you I had a superb one.

Happy Birthday to you Mother!

Marcia LaRue said...

That bottom picture reminds me of my high school days: black slacks, white blouse and saddle shoes! Those shoes were the worst things to try polishing!
Such lovely memories of your Mom!! Thanks for sharing!!

Linda said...

The bottom one looks like a 1950's ad. I love it.
This is a great blog post.

the dogs' mother said...

xoxo :-)

Deedles said...

I love seeing people who have/had good relationships with their mothers. Hugs, Bobulah.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Precious photos! Enjoy your memories of your Mom today!

Dave R said...

I like the one on the bottom. Standing on the steps by an open door..., such a Mom thing to do.

KeKo Ruiz said...

Beautiful honor to your mother.

Bob said...

@Helen
Yes, she did. She was her own woman, with her own thoughts and dreams and ideas, but she loved being Mom.

@Rajani
‘Thank you!

@Maddie
Mothers are the best.
Fathers, in my case, are too.

@Marcia
I do love those shoes!!
Thanks for stopping by.

@Linda
That’s one of my favorite photos of her.
Thanks for reading.

@TDM
Thanks.

@Deedles
She was a special woman who loved her children—and very different children—unconditionally!
xoxo

@Debra
Thanks!

@Dave
She was all Mom.

@Keko Ruiz
Thank you, she deserves it.

VRCooper said...

XOXO

Your dad had good taste.

Love the trailer. Has a Mid-Century feel to it.

Good parents-that term is relative-are the foundation of having good, well-adjusted children. Of course, there are outliers. Your mother seemed well-rounded and loved to serve her community.

Happy memories!!

XOXO

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

*gasp* totally gorge. Love the pic.
And I LOVE that trailer!! OMG I'd love to have one like those right now!

HBD to your mum!

XOXO

Treaders said...

She was a beautiful lady. And I just LOVE that trailer!

Bob said...

@Victor
Yes, he did, but then so did she.
xoxo

@Six
If only we’d kept that trailer, we’d have a few buyers for it today.
Of note: it was fifty feet long and my father pulled it with their car from Mississippi to California!
xoxo

@Treaders
Yes, she was a lovely human, and I was lucky to have her as a mother.
I’m gonna have to tell my Dad how many people loved that trailer!

Janie Junebug said...

What a lovely mom you had, in both looks and character.

Love,
Janie

Bob said...

@Janie
She was something special.

xoxo

Moving with Mitchell said...

Two such wonderful photos and a lot of loving memories. What a wonderful way to remember your mother. Sorry she left too soon.

krayolakris said...

Loving everything about your mom. You are so fortunate.

uptonking said...

Love the photos, hon. Thanks for sharing.

Steve Reed said...

It sounds like you had an amazing mom. :)