Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day




I just want to wish all of my bloggy friends a Happy Mother's Day -
and a belated Happy Mothering Sunday to my friends in the UK.
This cute picture is of "Honey" (my grandmother) and Grandad
and their 6 children.
My Dad is the tallest one in this picture.
It was 1954.
She was an amazing woman.
Even though she was busy with 6 kids, she still had time to be very active in local politics.
She had a citywide newsletter, "SCOOP."
I think if she were still alive, Scoop would be a blog!
She was a voice of the people at every single city council meeting.
A short while before she died, she inducted me into her "Turtle Club."
She said, "to be in the turtle club means you can take the heat and the criticism - just let it roll off you back."
And then she gave me her very own turtle pin,
... and then we ate some chocolate turtles.

10 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Your grandmother gave good advice!! Happy Mother's Day!!!!! :>)

La Dolce Vita said...

happy mothers day!!

neva gagliano said...

oh, the turtle club and the scoop!!
what a treasure
bestowed into YOU!!

Robin said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well!

Terri Kahrs said...

What a gorgeous family! And what a great story! Happy Mother's Day to you, Kimmie! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too. What an adorable story, great advice, and a darling pin.

Elizabeth said...

That's an awesome memory -- what a woman! And her granddaughter is certainly carrying the torch -- or turtle!

ale said...

HOLA KIMMME!!! VERY HAPPY DAY TO YOU!!!and que linda your grandmother!!!sure she should have a blog!!!!!!beautifull remembers full of love!!!!muchos besos kimmme!!!!!!

Jane said...

Wonderful picture, wonderful pin, wonderful message, wonderful woman! ;-)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a precious Mother's Day tribute ... thank you so much for sharing Kimmie!
Thank you also for your very kind and heartfelt comment on my mother's day post.
I am SO grateful that we have met here in the land of blog!
Hoping your Mother's Day was extra sweet!
oxo
p.s. almost tea time ;)