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Friday, May 10, 2013

Lovely Lady My Mother . . .

 
daughter  sister  student
wife  mother  homemaker
teacher  historian  educator
  parent  grandparent  great grandmother
 
the best of her was
kind gentle loving
giving tender sensitive
friend artist creative
gardener quilter seamstress
faithful




here she is as a young mother with her friends and their firsts
my mother in the middle
my brother on the right



teaching years
she was my first grade teacher
(my dad was the principal)
 

 



 

 
family collage photo
mom  brother terry  me 


 
family meant the world to her
 meeting her first great grandchild



in the ending years
there still were smiles

wonderful mother
wish i could be wishing her
a happy mother's day in person

Florence Leone Peacock
1910-1996

Happy Mother's Day My Friends

mother applies to each of us
whether we are mothering children we birth
those we adopt
nieces and nephews
those we teach mentor guide
the young and the old
animals are included too
mothering happens

remember
 
life is very fragile
be kind to one another
bring happiness
what a wonderful world
believe it
and it will be so
~ 

 

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a wonderful post, lynne. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother, Lynne. She sounds like a wonderful lady. I love the photo of her and her friends and their firstborns. Wonderful memories for you. I wish you a happy Mother's Day as well. Hugs, Pam

janzi said...

A simple loving post that captured all the years so well with the photographs.. you could see she was a person of spirit in that photo of her as a young woman.. what a legacy she left behind, with all that love she showed you, all of you, that were her family.. So loved and not forgotten, we should all be so lucky! Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy Mother's day to you too... hugs from over the pond, janzi

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, lovely post and tribute to your Mom. She was beautiful. I love the shot of your Mom, Brother and you. My mom died in 1993, eleven months after my son was born. Happy Mother's Day to you, have a happy weekend!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

This will be a day when many of us will miss our Mom's and remember them and wish that we could just give them a call and hear their voice one more time.

For me, this is what Mother's Day means.
I am proud of my daughters and what wonderful mothers they all turned out to be and now what wonderful grandmother's they were and are.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm wiping away tears. A lovely tribute to your mother. Your pictures are priceless. Thank you for sharing. A blessed Mother's day to you, Lynne!

Bonnie said...

Lynne, Happy Mother's Day to you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

Nancy Claeys said...

A lovely tribute to your mother Lynne. xo

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely post about your mother. No wonder you turned out to be such a warm-hearted, wonderful person yourself. :-) Enjoy your Mother's Day weekend!

Elaine said...

A beautiful tribute to your mother. Happy Mother's Day, Lynne.

Pondside said...

How lovely your mother is, and what a heartfelt tribute! Your mum must have been an exceptional woman - the photos are just beautiful! Happy Mother's Day, Lynne!

Missy George said...

What a lovely tribute..Happy that you had that kind of relationship with your Mom..We aren't all that fortunate.Happy Mothers Day Lynne..

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Lovely post, Lynne! Thanks for writing this and sharing the old photos. Happy Mothers Day to you!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Your Mom always looks elegant in those photos...she sounds like a beautiful person.

So glad you liked the cards...it made my day.

Jen

Gail said...

happy Mother's Day

24 Corners said...

Such a wonderful and loving Mother's Day tribute to your sweet, creative, giving, and talented mom...what a blessing she was, and is, for what she left of herself in your heart...so beautiful.
I love that she was a kindergarten teacher and also an artist...a kindred spirit! Would love to have gotten some tips fron her (I have one crazy, but sweet, kindergarten class at the moment!).
Happy Mother's Day to you Lynne...hope you're feeling well and that you have a lovely day!
xo J~

Heather said...

What an absolutely beautiful post Lynne... and so true! I am glad you have such wonderful memories and photos of your Mum... treasure them! ...and Happy Mother's Day to you! Cheers~

MarmePurl said...

I read this a few days ago, but was so moved I couldn't come up with any words to type. Still can't!
Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day Lynne.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom! I'm a new follower! Happy Mother's Day!

Rural Revival said...

Beautiful...and I see who taught you to see all the wonder and beauty and goodness in the world.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

I loved this post, Lynne! You are very lucky to have had such a special mother. Her gifts have over-flowed on to you!

Terri said...

Beautiful tribute to your lovely mom.