Thursday, March 24, 2005


my mom is 80 years old today.

My mom...a force of nature unto herself.

I never knew she wasn't tall until she got too old to wear stilletto heels.

She made the money to run the house but hid bills from my dad.

She wore gloves that matched her shoes.

She kept her house so clean you could lick the toilet

She stood up straight and told me that I should always"hold myself up".

When my dad died, she planted roses on the spot where he fell.

She went from a large suburban house that she designed on a paper napkin to an efficiency apartment in government housing.

 She never looked back.

If she asks for a quarter, she pays it back.

She writes thank you notes for rides to the grocery store.

Happy Birthday , Mom!


coy1234787 said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom.
Great entry!
  *** Coy ***

rrveh1 said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom-a lovely entry!!!
Wishing a splendid day for you and yours! _rRose

sanforized6 said...

She sounds like a heck of a lady! Think a "little" of that came your way? I thought so. rich

boiseladie said...

What a sincere tribute to your Mom!  A bit belated, wishing her another year of happiness.

alphawoman1 said...

Your Mom sounds like a wonderful person.  What a treasure to call your Mom.

justaname4me2 said...

She, sounds like an amazing woman........

madmanadhd said...

What a most excellent and well writte tribute to your mom. I could see her standing there in all her glory. Hope my children find that many fantstic things to share about me when I'm 80.

sassydee50 said...

I loved this! When I'm 80 I am going to wear purple (always my favorite color anyhow), eat icecream and walk barefoot in the grass. Happy BDay to your Mom!