Sunday, May 8, 2016
Not everyone is a mother, but we all have (had) one. Then there are surrogate mothers, step-mothers (many get a bad rap) and just unintended mothers.
Sherry’s mama was a genius in her ability to save and be conservative. No one ever had a better mother-in-law than I had. She seemed to be able to handle life better than most. For many years she raised a family of seven kids in a three room house. Sherry’s mama spent her early childhood under a single parent, while living in a converted Tobacco barn.
So I have been blessed with mother figures. I hope I never get to the point I forget that Sherry was raised and taught by such a mama. My wife and the mother of our boys is an extremely good mother. Her boys adore her, and place her up with the moon and stars (and she deserves it).
A southern tradition was on Mother’s day if your mother was a live you wore a red rose (flower), if she was deceased you wore a white flower. I was always proud to pin on the red rose in my youth.
HAPPY BELATED MOTHER’S DAY to all your mothers and to your mothers.
I remember seeing my mama in a 1941 Chevy, My first memory of her in a car.