Sunday, May 10, 2015

MOTHER'S DAY:  Remembering Mom

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       You just might find your life's destination better if you remember        
                            ALL MOTHERS ARE WORKING MOTHERS                           

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my Mother - Abraham Lincoln

 Whatever is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mothers love is not!

The first Mother's Day celebration in America was held in the Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.  Today, 65% of all greeting cards are purchased over Mother's Day.   Memories to Mothers are 82% cards, 65% flowers, 53% dinners, 34% gift cards, 26% jewelry, 21% cds or books, 14% personal care and 9% electronics.

Remember that behind every successful mother is a basket of dirty laundry.

Mother proudly displayed a loving plaque from each of her four children.  They were returned to the giver at her death.  The one on the left is mine.  It is displayed in the kitchen and I see it each morning and think of Mom.  There was never a more loving or caring Mother.

All mothers are working mothers.

Mother had a lot of sayings that the family will never forget.  Among them are:

"If he/she can live with them, I can live beside them"

"Never worry about the cook"

"I'd rather feed three hungry men as feed one that said he wasn't hungry"

A man's work is from sun to sun but a mother's work is never done!

My children's mother died young from breast cancer.  I cared for her 24/7 the last few months of her life.  She had several sayings the children often quote.  

We often camped across the country with the children when they were small.  After a trip out west in our son's motor home, Mark asked his mother how she like this kind of camping.  Her reply?  "Camp'n's camping"!

I once helped a lady in distress on the highway.  It turned out she worked with the kid's Mom.  When the lady asked Alice if she knew Walt Pierce, saying "He's an angel", Alice replied, "Yes, I know Walt Pierce and He's no Angel"!  I hear this quite often.  HE'S NO ANGEL!

But the one I hear quoted the most, however, was made in reply to compliments being made about pies I had baked.  Alice replied, "He can make pies, I'll give him that, but that's all I'll give him".  My son-in-law loves this quote.

Dear Mother-in-law:  Please don't tell me how to raise my kids!  I live with one of yours and he sure needs a lot of improvement!



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