Friday, March 13, 2009

What My Mother Taught Me...

When I had my children, I swore I would never "sound" like my mother. You know what I mean, all those little tidbits of knowledge that have been passed down since the beginning of time... "Keep making that face, and your face will freeze like that!" And the ever popular: "You're just like your father!" Boy oh boy, if I only had a nickle for every time I heard those things... (You see, I didn't listen any better then than I do now!)

Well, as it turned out, I did sound like my mother. My boys will testify to that! I know we all say we will "never, ever" sound like our mothers, but we do. It's a sad fact of life. There is no way around it...

One year, for Mother's Day, I decided to let her know that I really did appreciate all these little gems, and had this creation made up for her. You would have thought I gave her the sun, the moon and the stars!! she was so happy with it!! If I would have known it was that easy, I would have done it years ago, and given her one each year with new gems on it!! To make it just a bit more personal, I found a picture of her and myself about the same ages, in close poses. She's on top, of course, and I'm at the bottom. She set that framed thing in her living room, and it sits there still.

I almost put that with her when she passed. I'm kind of glad I didn't. I hope that when it's time, I'll be able to put that in my living room, where-ever I end up.

Miss ya, Mom.


  1. I love this! You are so right--we all vow we'll never say the things to our kids that were drilled into us by our moms, but......This actually is a very nice tribute to your mom! Thanks for sharing with me, Lorraine!

  2. A while ago my husband and I were listening to the radio and painting the Family Room. He stopped and said "They sure don't make music like they did before." I said "You know you are getting old when you start to sound like your parents."

  3. Found you from your Geneabloggers introduction - welcome!