Monday, February 4, 2008

My Sweet Mama

Abraham Lincoln said, "All that I am, I owe to my dear mother"  (or something like that!).  My mum taught me many things.  She taught me:  to sew, to clean, to sing, to play the piano, to cook, to treat my husband like a king, to be compassionate, to be honest, to cry, to laugh, and to be a "lady".  She was so adorable yet so fierce.  
I was born after three boys with seven years between me and my next sibling.  Of course I was my mom's favorite.  She was a true mother bear who defended her children no matter what.  Don't get in Norma's way.  She loved her children and grandchildren.  She loved the underdog.
I loved the weekly breadmaking she did.  She would make me deliver bread to the widows and  widowers in our neighborhood...even though I hated it.  She gave perms to the neighbor ladies. It seemed she could do anything.
I could list thousands of things about her.  I could tell hundreds of memories.  But, I just wanted to scratch the surface and include my mother in my list of the people I "like".  You would have liked her too...I'm sure of it.


foodlog said...

What a beautiful picture!

Anonymous said...

That was me!


Erin said...

Love this one too. I am glad that your girls chose such great middle names. :) What a way to honor such wonderful people.

Also, I think you should totally start perming your neighbors' hair. You know, as a tribute to your mom and stuff. :) Mel could hook you up with some product I'm sure.

Jane said...

That is a beautiful photo. Very sweet.

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