Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesdays With My Mother

My beautiful Mother. At work as a Secretary...about 24 yrs. old.
My Mom with my brother, Steve, and me. We were "the two little kids". No. 4 and 5 of five. My Mother had me relatively late in life. I'll always be grateful for that. Every Wednesday I have the privilege of spending the day with her. We go grocery shopping, to the hair salon, to activities at her assisted-living facility, out to lunch, Dr. appointments, work on sewing projects, etc.
Today we went down to the clubhouse to hear a Seniors singing group perform. It was adorable. Lots of show tunes.
Speaking of adorable. Look at my Mom sweetly looking on.
This cutie played a mean Polka. : )
The choir director and Marge, a resident, danced while the fellow played another Polka. Fun was had all around. Marge is as cute as a pickle!
Two Wednesdays ago...having pizza at Costco. Still so beautiful!

15 comments:

Alexa said...

Thanks for posting this, Mary Lou! I've always thought Grandmother is so full of class and grace -- I love seeing those old pictures of her when her body was younger! She has always been so nice to me and welcomed me right into the family. My Canadian grandma used to love going to Costco to eat, too -- fries and gravy instead of pizza, though! :)

sassy seamstress said...

thanks for visiting my blog. aren't moms the best!

no, i haven't seen the stick arrangements, but i'll be sure to check them out.

Ms. Tee said...

How beautiful your mama is. :) I loved this post! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Mimi Sue said...

Enjoy every minute you have with your mom. Mine passed away 2006.
I miss her so much. She lived with us the last 4 years of her life. I am so grateful for that time we had together. Your mom looks beautiful outside and I'll bet inside too. Mimi

Angie said...

I also love spending time with my mom! I could never measure up to how wonderful she is!

Twice as Nice said...

How sweet. You are so lucky to still have your mom. Ours passed away almost 5 years ago. She was so special. Cherish every day you have.
It looks like they have quite the entertainment where your mom lives!

kari and kijsa said...

Your mom is fabulous!! Still beautiful!! We are celebrating our one year anniversary and wanted to thank you for being a special part of the past year with a great giveaway!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Cami said...

Yay! I'm so excited to see you have a blog aunt Mary Lou! Seeing those pictures of Grandmother, past and present, made me so happy, they are beautiful! And I love your decorating sense, your whole house is adorable! :)

Joy said...

What a wonderful post.. thank you for sharing. I love it.. I just lost my mom last week... and it hurts.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi fellow whimsier! (I made that word up, LOL! Poetic justice!) Your mother is a beautiful lady! The pictures you shared were great! She looks like the epitome of grace! Sounds like Wednesday's are a fun adventure for the two of you!

I was browsing down through your blog, and we share another common interest ....roosters! :) ~Rhonda

Joyce said...

This is my first time visiting and loved this post of your mom. She is a beautiful woman! This is great that you both still have girl's day out. What wonderful golden memories they will make.

Chris said...

I loved this post. Your mom is the cutest thing I've seen! I'm so glad you have a good relationship with her!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Your mother is beautiful-What a precious smile she has!
Robin~♥

Cindy said...

How fun to see those older pictures again. I'm so happy that Mom has your days together to look forward to. She really is a special lady. I love the pictures of your kitchen and fall decorations.

Jen said...

How beautiful. Hey that's MY DAD (so cute that little!!) in that 2nd photo!! :D How fun. Love you guys. :)