Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers in Heaven


My mother t And Me the year she had me 1944...
 She married Daddy on her 18th birthday, Sept. 22, 1943 and I came along on Sept 5, 1944,and 17 days later she  turned 19.
Life was hard, the war was raging, food was scarce, so was money.
I like to picture her looking this way, holding me looking this way.

Fond Memories, include Mothers peals of laughter as she slid down a Kentucky Mountains side, with her butt as the sled, in blankets of fall leaves, I was 12 and she was OLD, or so I thought, she was 31.

As she stood at the bottom of that mountain, in the first snow we had ever seen, the one we climbed up and over to get to school.
She was Laughing like crazy as my brave brother slid on a piece of  linoleum flooring, because we had no money for a sled.. I in my fear of everything, refused to slide.

We had never seen Icicles, 3 feet long, she took photos, but they are in my grandmothers hope chest in Georgia.
She delighted in any, all and everything, from tiny shells to giant sized boulders.

The funniest memory is MY mother who had NEVER in her Whole life, at age 60 said her first and only curse word.
Bob and I were in Savannah, to go to my Dad's brothers 50th anniversary, about 90 miles away. My brother and his family were to meet us there.
The phone rang, and my SIL said, I have the gift but we are not coming, David has decided he is NOT going. Mother said let me talk to him... He refused to agree to go.. she said....
David, you are a Jackass....
We all laughed ourselves silly and still do that she was so upset she cursed.
The Jackass did NOT meet us there, she loved him anyway. Did not get angry, just missed seeing them.
That is who and what my mother was...


18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your mom was fearless!! Did she wear this cross all the time? She must have been so much fun, all your memories are of laughter and fun. And those beautiful blue eyes. You look so serious (for a baby) in this portrait.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Your mother duly honoured! I can totally see the 'sleds'... YAM xx

Hootin' Anni said...

The strength of women back then is and was so much stronger than we are! Loved reading about her.

Hootin' Anni said...

The strength of women back then is and was so much stronger than we are! Loved reading about her.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful memories of your Mom. She did a great job in raising her children. Happy Mother's Day to you! Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Karen said...

I loved the story about your Mother. Those are beautiful portraits of you and your mother.

Anonymous said...

A sweet post and photos. Enjoy this day.

Madi and Mom said...

MS what a beautiful story you told my mind's eye sees every last detail.
I see your Mom's lovely smile in your smiles.
Happy Mother's Day
Madi and mom

Mevely317 said...

The Storyteller! Yes, that muse is definitely smiling at you, Sandra. I loved every word; and yes, I can sure identify about thinking how 'old' our parents were!

You may have heard this before, but your eyes in this photo remind me of the term, "old soul." LOVE the overlay!

DawnTreader said...

Thanks for sharing your memories. And happy mother's day to you! ... Our mother's day here is not until the last Sunday in May.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love the memories you shared. Those pictures are precious. Gosh I remember thinking how old people were when we were young. Never thought I'd ever see myself like this!!!

Ann said...

Your mom was a beautiful lady. It sounds like she took a lot of pleasure in the little things life had to offer. Happy Mother's day

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I love both photos. What lovely tribute. Your mom married two days after mine in the same year. But I did not arrive till the war ended and by then my mom was 27.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great memories and wonderful pictures.

Chatty Crone said...

You had a beautiful mother.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! LOVE, SANDIE♥

Linda said...

I love that you had such a wonderful mother! She was a real lady with lots of spunk! I think you are just like her!

The Gang at LLB said...

What beautiful memories of your beautiful Mother!
xoxo,
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

Rose said...

I would have loved to know your mom!