Saturday, May 9, 2009
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day. My mother: Cecelia - she disliked being called Sis (although everyone did. She weighed 98 pounds when she got married and was proud of the fact until she was in her early 70's she never went above 105. She never let anyone take a picture of her with her glasses on. She was married 7 years before my sister and I were sent her way - she really really wanted children. I remember countless hours of her sitting on the floor with me playing games and she let me cheat at scrabble. She would always give me a little money - even when I didn't want it from her - she would say 'just for you' and I would sneak it back into her purse when I grew up. One day she caught me - she was 75 and boy was she mad. She carried this little coin purse that embarrassed me tremendously growing up and now I think that's stupid - so I carry it and it makes me feel happy, and embarrassed at the way I acted about that. She passed away on Mother's Day 3 years ago. So I'll plant some flowers and think of my mother.