Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

One of the things that always reminds me of mama...

She adored dainty little pitchers and violets. She loved picking violets. We used to go see Aunt Berlie in early spring when the grass was green and the yard was covered in violets. 

Mama would say, "let's ride up and see Berlie. I bet the violets and wild lilies are in bloom". Aunt Berlie was a dainty little lady too. I loved walking with them and picking flowers. Both of them carried a tissue, and laughed continuously !

And once again, I can't let Mother's Day pass without posting my favorite old photo...


of my sweet mother, holding me with my sister Shelby standing beside her.


 

 I miss her and think about her every day, and it doesn't get any easier. In fact, the more time passes, the more I long to see her and hear her voice again. 

Mama was gentle and kind, and very patient.

Oh my...


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!


Poppy said this morning, you are not my Mother, but I'll take you to Cracker Barrel for breakfast for Mother's Day. I accepted. We were about ready to go when my daughter Andee called. Check your email before you leave...so, I did and there was a gift certificate for Cracker Barrel. How was that for perfect timing!

I had pecan pancakes with bacon and lots of maple syrup, then came home feeling too full! It was fun!

Love,

Henny

Happy Mother's Day too, to my sweet Daughters Lynn and Andee!


30 comments:

  1. Pecan pancakes? Sign me up!
    And you're right, somehow as time passes we miss some people that much more.

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  2. What lovely memories of your mother. Somehow I think she is with you today. I still miss my mother so much too and she's been gone 30 years. How nice that you went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast! Those pancakes sure sound good! We are going to our Cracker Barrel tonight. Happy Mother's Day Henny!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. Hope you had a nice day Sunday, and enjoyed eating at Cracker Barrel.

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  3. I love that picture of you mom, you, and Shelby. You and Lynn both look so much like your mom!

    Nice that you got to go out for breakfast to celebrate. You deserve it. Have a great rest of the day!

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  4. I'm not Mac's Mom, but he always makes sure that Miss Kitty gets me something

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  5. Happy Mother's Day. So glad you enjoyed your breakfast. I loved reading about your Mother and seeing the sweet photos. God bless you. xoxo

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  6. Such a lovely photo of you and your sister and your dear mother. I too wish I could sit once again with my darling mum and have a cup of tea and wonderful conversation. I don't suppose there is never a time that we don't miss them. Love that blue vase with the sweet flowers Your Mother's Day breakfast sounds delightful....enjoy the rest of your special day.

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  7. I love that old photo of you with your mom. That is so special. I love Cracker Barrel but our closest one is about 90 miles away (darn it). Sweet violets are my favorite small spring flower, too. xo Diana

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  8. Lovely flowers. Glad you had such a nice day, Henny. God bless.

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  9. Your mama sounds like a sweet person and a wonderful mother. You were blessed to have her.

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  10. Those violets are just beautiful and that cup is the perfect container. My mom has been gone 18 long years and I believe that I think of her more and more as time goes by instead of less. My favorite breakfast to eat out is pecan pancakes, too! And I love Cracker Barrel. The pecan pancakes for breakfast and chicken and dumplings any other time. YUM! I love to browse through their stores, too. They have such unusual things and all the old time snacks. I seldom buy anything, but still love to look. Hope you have a good week to get out in your yard. It's going to be hot here. We're already tying and setting new records for high temperatures and it's only May.

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    1. Oh Peg, and you probably can't believe it has been 18 years already. My cousin Pat, that I talk about in my posts, loves Cracker Barrel's chicken and dumplings. I've had them once, and they were good. We just never go there for dinner. In fact, Shelby, Pat, and I were together the day we stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch. And the weather! It has been in the 90's here, and humid, with rain and thunderstorms for the next six daysCrazy!.

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  11. My mother loved a vase of wild flowers in the house, she grew many flowers but left them in the garden. My grandmother loved lily of the Valley and wore the perfume every day. Like you I miss them more as the years roll by.

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  12. I always associate violets with May. And every May we would walk all the way to the back of our property, through the Timothy field, across the old half-buried abandoned interurban tracks, and into the woods where we picked fat violets with the longest stems, enough for us and for a bouquet for my grandma. And as we walked, Mama would tell stories of taking the Interurban (an electric streetcar) all the way to Chicago to shop for something special. Your violet bouquet sure brought back some sweet memories!

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day and you are blessed to have such a mother and two daughters of your own.

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  14. I want to go visit Aunt Ber.ie, too, and pick some wild violets and lilies in bloom. What a beautiful memory! Treasure those baby photos, I wish I had some of my mom as a baby. They're so wonderful.
    Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. I sure wish we could still go visit Aunt Berlie. You could go with us! Thank you Pilar.

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  15. Sweet post, I enjoy your memories.
    What a fun gift from your daughter.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  16. diane in northern wisMay 14, 2018 at 7:48 PM

    Thank you for the sweet Mother's Day post. I appreciated it so much. You have a wonderful family and many lovely memories to cherish. And yes, you will see that lovely Mama of yours again some day. You can trust in that Henny!

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    1. Thank you Diane. I appreciate your comment so much. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

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  17. My mother's name was Violet. Those sweet little flowers remind me of her too.

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  18. Happy Mother's Day!! I am so happy you got to go to cracker barrel and have some good food. I had a great mothers day to. Love you bunches!

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  19. Happy late Mother's Day! I love this post about your love for your mama! XO Terry

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  20. Thank you Terry!! Hope you had a good Sunday and are having a good week. Love, Henny

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  21. Bleated Mother's Day wishes to you. Lovely picture!

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  22. What sweet photos, and sweeter memories.

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  23. I love the pitcher and violets The family photo is great. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. This posting is a very touching memory of your mother.

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