Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Birthday to Sainted Mother

Sainted Mother as a wee gal.

Sainted Mother and Don C. on their wedding day in 1952.

Sainted Mother and Don C. in the mid fifties. I think she told me this was in their apartment in Philadelphia, where Dad was stationed for a while. She worked at Wanamaker's Department Store.

I have to confess, that I'm pretty bad with what day and date it is, and with directions.

I always have on a watch with the day and date, and I write down directions.

So I'm sitting at work, reading an electrical schematic, and my heart skips a beat because I realize what today is. Just like waking up in the middle of the night in a panic because your subconscious reminded you of something important.

Today is Sainted Mother's 72nd birthday! And I had forgotten all about it.

I'm such a failure as a son.

Anyway, I had some of the photos that I had scanned of my family's past when Lovely Wife and I were in Louisiana just after Christmas this past year.

I had worked on cleaning and repairing some of the one's with her, and some with her and Dad in them.

Happy birthday Mama. I love you with all of my heart. I'm blessed to have had, and still have you as my mother.

They don't make 'em any better than you.

3 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

Oh, you are not a bad son! Your sainted mother is very proud of you!
All us mother's want is to hear from our kids on our special days to know we are not forgotten and are loved! You wrote a sweet tribute thingy, so you went the extra step.

Meg in Nelson said...

How can you be a bad son with a lovely post like this? Very sweet, Jam.

Babystepper said...

What a lovely lady she is! Hope she's having a super-happy birthday.