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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Mother's Day is this weekend in case it's crept up on you. I'm proud of the kids Dave and I have managed to raise, and now our family has grown to include Donna and Mark as well. And being a Grammy--well you all know how I feel about that! I was lying in bed last night and thinking about MY mom though. If someone were to ask me what my most vivid memories were of my mother, here they are:

1. Sitting on the sofa and painting her toenails. Funny how I know the shape of her feet as well as my own!
2. Rushing home from school to watch Dark Shadows with her in the afternoon. I was in love with Barnabas Collins. :-)
3. Seeing the expression on her face when I stepped in cow patties in my grandma's back field.
4. Feeling proud when she came to school for something. I always thought I had the prettiest mom in the school.
5. Going in the principal's office and seeing her and my Dad there all worried because I sideswiped a car with my bike and kept on going.
6. Her screaming when a rat got in the house. I was maybe 5? It made an impression. LOL

How about you? Want to share some memories of YOUR mom?

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Colleen Coble  
posted at 7:57 AM  
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At 9:21 AM, Blogger Suzy Parish said...

Your memories are precious! A poignant memory for me was the Mother's Day my little brother and I decided to "cook" runny eggs and very dry toast for Mom. We did a plate with a vase and a flower we picked from the yard.Mom acted like it was the "best" breakfast ever!God Bless you!

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I can just see that in my head! Too cute, Suzy!

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Sue said...

I lost my Mom October 2003 and I often think of her. She had an operation in 1980 that paralyzed half of her face and along with the tumor the doctor took her ability to smile. One of my favorite memories of my Mom is remembering her vivacious smile before 1980. It is how I picture her in Heaven!

I also have vivid memories of her & I watching the final episode of The Mary Tyler Moore show, bawling together on the couch. I remember our trip to Scotland together in 1983. I remember so many things. I was her baby of 6 kids and I think out of all my siblings I have the most memories because we had a very special relationship.

Not being a Mom myself, Mother's Day has never been the same since Mom died!

I do wish you & your readers though a very special Mother's Day this weekend!

At 5:54 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I'm so sorry, Sue! But wonderful you have those memories!

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Jaime Wright said...

My mommy... I love her to PIECES!!!

I remember:

1. laughing hysterically during nap time, until we cried.

2. Anne of Green Gables day and ditching homeschool

3. Thrift store shopping and fighting over the clothes (in good fun)

6. Her hand brushing my hair when I was sick

7. Her outstanding bologna and cheese sandwiches

At 9:12 PM, Blogger Pamela S. Meyers said...

My mom passed away in 1982, but I had to laugh at Colleen's memory of stepping in a cow patty. When I was about nine or ten my uncle took us all horseback riding. He snapped some successive pics of me sitting on fence and my mom standing next to me all dressed up in a sundress. Next pic I had moved my foot over and had unknowingly rested it on Mom's hand. Next pic she is making a disgusted face, probably saying ewwwww as she wiped the horsey doo doo off her hand with a tissue. It was hilarious.

At 9:21 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I remember my mommy fighting for my brother or me in some capacity. Once, when the girl scouts were going hiking at Angel Island, I was like NO thanks. As were all my friends. Well, no one signed up so they decided to take the few (ie., the mommy with the stupid ideas' kids) to Great America instead (Six Flags). So my mom called up the mom and explained that it wasn't fair to exclude us because your first idea sucked.

Of course she was much more tactful.

At 10:31 PM, Blogger Carla said...

My mom passed away in December 2003 of cancer, but I have tons of memories.

One of my favorite (and probably the silliest) is I can remember when I was little I would lay my head in her lap and she would clean out my ears with a Q-tip. What I remember the most is the smell of her hands, which I could never place the smell until I was on my own - it's the smell of onions! I didn't realize she cooked with them so much.

I remember her always being up early on Saturday mornings cleaning the house while the rest of us slept. I don't know how she did it with four of us.

Christmas...her favorite holiday. We'd hear Christmas songs all year long.

Mother's Day isn't quite the same - I'm not a mom, so I never feel like I have a place on that day. It gets a little easier every year though.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you :)

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Ah, I'm teary eyed just reading your memories!

At 9:20 AM, Blogger WK said...

aww what sweet memories. Probably my best memory of my mom is her smell. As a kid I'd take her clothes and just lay in them to have her scent close by. I'd wear her shoes(high heeled thos with the HIGH high heels to play baseball as well, and I could run in them things, Now I can't wear them to save myself but as a kid.....)

My mom is my best friend now.

What a great post.hugs,


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