Mother's Day

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  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    Article in today's WAPO has some good ideas for all those son's, daughter's and husbands on something unique to serve Mom this Sunday morning. If you click on the menu item to the right it will link you to the recipe.

    Brunch at a restaurant on Mother's Day is old hat. Go out of your way, make her a brunch, (and clean up afterwards!) then take care of some of the things that your Mom (or wife) has been asking you to do for a while- or even better- do something that she hasn't been after you to do but you know she really wants done!

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all of you mom's out there and thanks!
  2. larry2013

    larry2013 5-Year Member

    Nov 29, 2008
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    Bruno you are so thoughtful - thank you.
    For the first time in years, my son will be home for the morning of mothers' day anyway - that's the best present a mom could have. He is on his way home as I type - and will be taking him back tomorrow late morning.
    I am very blessed and extremely grateful - and a huge relief for him to have finished this third year!
    Thank you for thinking of all of us moms - larry's mom
  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    Nice thread.

    It took me a long time to realize some of the things my mom did influenced my choices later in life. She and her best friend, at age 18, took a train to NYC when the U.S. entered WWII. They took the Civil Service exam, took a troop train to San Francisco for training at a school there, took a converted Matson Steamship liner/troop carrier to Honolulu, and went to work at Hickam Army Air Base, back when the only things on Waikiki Beach were the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Fort DeRussy and a few other landmarks. She lived an independent life and supported herself, sending money home to her sisters and brothers (4 of whom were battleship sailors). She was valedictorian of her high school class and a starter on the state championship basketball team (half-court basketball, look that one up, young'uns!), but with 12 siblings, not a prayer of a college education, with that many younger family members in wartime and money in short supply. She handled all the bills in our household, never a touch of math anxiety, was widely read, and insisted on hand-written thank you notes. Still does! At 92, she still has stories to tell. Time to go call her and remind her of all those great stories that created an atmosphere of "sky's the limit" at our house .. and thank her.
  4. bjkuds

    bjkuds 5-Year Member

    Oct 25, 2010
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    We need a LIKE button on the forum:thumb:

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