Wednesday, July 30, 2014

fond memories


normally i don't like to post pictures of family, or myself for that matter - call me paranoid.  especially in this day and age.  

however, i want to introduce you to this beautiful woman who ismy mother.  growing up we (my siblings and i) had major fun hanging out with this lady.  although she was firm and stern she was a joy to be around and she loved doing things with her children.  all her children were heavily involved in school activities from football, cheerleader, drama/plays, chorus, debate teams, baseball.  and she went to ALL those events.  she would just pile us up in the car and go - wherever, whenever.  we just had a ball.  if you were with my mom while she was out shopping, you knew you were going to get a treat.  that's just the kind of mother she was.  always full of wonderful surprises.  

another wonderful aspect of my mother - which i inherited - was that she was very generous of spirit and pocketbook.  i mean there were certain kids in the neighborhood who would come to our house on a regular basis and my mom would feed them and talk to them - they would just hang out.  she was fashionable, smart, candid, even-tempered, gentle, easy to talk to, and had a great sense of humor, which many of her friends admired.  i think she was in her late teens or early twenties in this photo.  i look a lot like her.  i have many fond memories of my mom.  even today i get compliments about my mom.

what are your favorite memories of your mother or father or guardian?  cheers!!

30 comments:

  1. Your Mom sounds like the kind of Mom every kid would want!

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    1. thanks. trust me debra not many mothers in the neighborhood were like her. she was real charming. cheers!!

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  2. Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing this story with us.

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    1. ah, thanks happy. i really miss her. cheers!!

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  3. Your mom was very beautiful on the outside, and what's even more important, it sounds like she was very beautiful on the inside, too.

    My favorite memories of my mother are of the times we were silly together. I loved to make her laugh.

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    1. sounds like you had fun with your mom, too. mothers are supposed to be fun and silly. and mine sure was. i remember playing dress up with her good clothes - especially her mink stole. she would have a fit, but the next day, i would do the same again. thanks. cheers!!

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  4. Wonderful photo of your mom. What a beautiful lady. And her eyes are so warm and friendly.

    I have so many great memories from my childhood, but my favourite, most heartwarming memory is from my adult years when my mom held her first grandchild (my older daughter) for the first time. I can't even begin to explain the emotional impact it had on me witnessing my mother holding my baby. Three generations of women right then and there. Very profound.

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    1. that is super martha. i remember there were four generations with my grandmother, mother, me and my daughter. cheers!!

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  5. Such a lovely photo of your Mom. She is beautiful! I love her smile. I'm glad you have many great memories and so glad you shared them with us.

    My favourite thing about my Mom and Dad is that they love to laugh. Just thinking about Mom or Dad laughing always makes me smile. :) Cheers!

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    1. so cool! isnt it heartwarming to see our parents laugh and smile. makes children feel safe in the world. cheers!1

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  6. Your mother is so beautiful. The way you describe her reminds me a lot of my mom. We are so fortunate to have such lovely women in our lives.

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    1. aint it the truth. what is really sad is that nowadays not many children can say that. even if they have there parents around, a lot of kids are emotionally detached from their parents and vice versa. cheers brandi!!

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  7. She really is beautiful. From what I know of you, you are very much alike - beautiful through and through.

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  8. How beautiful your mother is! And she sounds like a very special woman. An awesome childhood it sounds like.
    We had lots of laughter in our house growing up. That is my most cherished memory.
    Happy August!
    xo Catherine

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    1. thanks. laughter - that is the key to a happy life. cheers!!

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  9. She sounds like a lovely lady and you can see the kindness in her eyes in that photograph.
    Beautiful post! :-)

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    1. ah, thanks kirsten. she was a wonderful woman. i was blessed that she was my mother. cheers!!

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  10. Your Mom looks so very kind. That must be where you get your sweetness. You are just a chip off the ole block.

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    1. that is such a sweet sentiment terry. thanks so much. cheers!!

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  11. Nothing better than "Mom" eh?
    Lovely words about her, and I am sure she was more than that!
    My mom died 2 years after my brother...broken heart. :o(
    Miss them both....terribly...
    Your Mom would be proud of you....I'm sure♥️
    Thanks for all your lovely comments over at mine...
    I don't always get over here, but when I do, I enjoy it!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  12. you are so sweet linda. thanks so much. and you are right - my mom was more than that. we are all busy and dont get to visit each others blogs more than we would like to. cheers my friend!!

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  13. Your mum sounds lovely:).. and that's a very pretty picture too
    my mum is very kind, and forgiving. I love that about her

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    1. ah, that sweet. daughters and mothers can have challenging relationships but it is full of love. at least thats the way it is between my daughter and me. thanks. cheers!!

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    2. she was a lovely woman. thank you. and thanks for sharing about how special you mum is to you, too. cheers!!

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  14. your Mum is gorgeous, what a beautiful woman, on the inside and outside by the sound of things, I am told I am very much like my Mum, I am most happy to hear that,

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    1. thanks laurie. from the stories you told about your childhood, your mom seems to have been a real special woman. cheers!!

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  15. Your mother is beautiful! From everything you have shared with us I can tell she also has a beautiful heart. :) You're very lucky...
    hugs,
    Marie

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    1. thank you sweetmarie. you are a wonderful mother, too. cheers!!

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