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.


ooglebloops said...

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

Caterina Giglio said...

happy mothers day!!

nancy 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!
p.s. almost tea time ;)