My Mom

29 cent bread

 I’d like to share with you a photo of my mom from each of the decades I knew her, as my mom.

My mom had packed a picnic lunch for my dad , me (in the front) and friend, Jan.

Notice, bread was only 29 cents a loaf.

 

hymn time

hymn time

My mom plays the organ, and ours was cool because it had a rhythm machine (on top back of organ) with rock and roll and swing beats and everything in between. However I don’t ever remember her playing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” with the waltz rhythm.

mom

my red haired mom

I love this photo of my mom. We were visiting my sister in Moorhead and were just about to leave. It was a hot day and wind suddenly kicked up.  A few minutes after this was taken, a tornado appeared about a mile away.

peace, love and moms

peace, love and moms

My mom is on the right. My mother in law is on the left. My daughter looks on at her two far out grandmas.

nice day

nice day

On one of her many trips to visit my sister in California. A relaxing walk along the beach.

the winner

the winner

Just a few years ago I had family over for lunch during the Summer Olympics in Beijing. We ate stir fry then awarded mom with the silver (cupcake liner) metal for ‘the person who had gone the longest distance – in years’. I playfully began singing “The Star Spangled Banner”  but everyone joined in and by the end of the song we were all singing with gusto, harmonies and all.

Mom has come along way and deserves many awards.