Hi Guys! Here’s to SPRING!!!!!!! We are finally getting some up here in The Mitten!
Thank you to Joyce for giving us something to post about each Wednesday!
1. Share something you appreciate (or something you appreciated as you were growing up) about your mother.
I think I always appreciated that if I had a problem, she could most likely help me solve it. She was a very wise and capable person.
2. A quote most commonly ascribed to Plato reads "Necessity is the mother of invention." When did this last play out in your own experience?
Honey is really good at this. He uses all manner of unconventional things to repair or help things make do. The last thing I can remember was a zip tie on one of the cars. It does the trick until he can properly repair it or get something new. He’s like a little baby genius!
3. Share one of the earliest memories you have from childhood.
One of the earliest memories I have is of standing on my child sized rocking chair, reaching for something on top of my dresser. I have no recollection of what I was after, but I clearly remember the feeling of my weight shifting and the chair rocking forward and spilling me out! My Mom would probably say I was reaching for her Hummel figurines, because i evidently broke them several times in my quest to play with them. I was probably about three.
4. When did you last ‘hit the mother lode’? What was it?
I can’t think of anything recently, but there have been times when I have felt this way thrifting. It’s the thrill of the hunt with thrifting, because I don’t need a darn thing. When I find several really cool things, or an item of clothing that I think will be a good buy, all for a super duper price? It’s the mother lode!!!!!
5. What is/was your favorite dish mom made? Do you make that dish for your family/friends now that you’re all grown up?
My Mom was a good cook, my favorites were her pot roast and regular roasts, Texas sheet cake, she made really yummy potato salad and egg salad and devilled eggs. I do make her pot roast and have made the other things but my family does not appreciate things with mayonnaise.
6. Mother May I? was at one time a popular children’s game. It required no equipment or parts to play. What was your favorite childhood game where you could just turn up and play-no gear needed?
We played quite a bit of hide and seek in my day. Simon Says too. Do kids play those games anymore?
7. Which TV mom (past or present) is your favorite, and why?
I am going to have to go with Carol Brady. That was just my generation I guess. She always seemed so groovy and kind, and of course could solve all problems in 30 minutes. OR Tammy Taylor from Friday Night Lights. No one says “Hey Y’All” better, and she loves her husband, the Coach.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Here is a picture of my pretty Mama. The back says April 1961. My Mom has been gone for four years now and Mother’s Day is still strange without her. Maybe that is how it will always be and I am ok with that. I am so thankful for the many memories we have. I will see her again.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Happy Mother’s Day, and thank you for stopping by.