Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

To all you mothers out there (ooh, that doesn't sound right at all), I'd like to wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!

NOTE:  Try not to dwell on the fact that Mother's Day is merely a ploy generated by the greeting card and flower industry to wrest more money out of us.  Just go with the sentiment.

I'd especially like to wish my mother a very Happy Mother's Day.  Provided heaven subscribes to Penwasser Place, that is.  A wonderful woman who had the disadvantage of living with a man who made Archie Bunker look like Alan Alda and having me as a son, she was tragically taken from us on June 21, 1983 at the impossibly young age of 44.
Yeah.  I was a handful.
Even then.
I think it was the hair.
Yes, the good die young.

Dad, on the other hand, lived until he was 76.  Sooooo....

"No, I will not pull your finger!"

Even then.

28 comments:

  1. haha I can imagine you a handful from then until now still

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  2. I lost my mom at 54... she would have been 93 in March. Dad died at 67... his 100th would have been October next year.

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    1. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her.
      Also, not a day goes by that I don't wish I had a father of which to be proud.
      Whoa. That sounds pitiful.
      Gotta shake out of it.
      Pull my finger...?

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  3. Are you a twin? That is so young to die and your kids missed out on having a grandmother.
    It is a sweet tribute to Mothers.

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    1. I'm not a twin (thank goodness for the other person). But, my sister was born only 11 months after I was born, so we were called "Irish Twins" (I think there's a slur of some kind there).
      All I know (from what my mother told me) is that, when she found out she was pregnant with my sister, her parents were VERY unhappy with my father.

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  4. I have cousins that are 10 1/2 months apart.
    You never really think about your mom dying so soon. I'm sorry you don't still have her around.

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    1. It was a bad time. She never lived to see all of her grandkids (11). Makes me sad.

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  5. Ouch-Archie Bunker more like Alan Alda-sounds like my Hubby's dad who just passed this past Sept. His mom passed away when she was 59-also too young. I think your mom is smiling down on you and if you feel a slap on the back of your head then you know she is watching over you:) Seriously, she is watching and loving everything she sees

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    1. He wasn't Archie Bunker all the time. Sometimes he was Fred Flintstone and Ralph Kramden.

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  6. The really good die really young. So sorry, Al. You do well to carry on the best of your mom and dad's love.

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    1. I think I'm a lot like her. I'm fairly confident I'm a lot like her dad.

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  7. Why do I have the feeling that you made your mother laugh and kept her in stitches?

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    1. The cool thing is that she would laugh while my father would just shake his head.

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  8. I bet your mother was your #1 fan too! I'm sorry you lost her so young.

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    1. I wish she could have read 'Shag Carpet Toilet' (NOT A PLUG!!). She would have seen so much of my childhood in that fictional book.

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  9. Hubzam, is that you? He is convinced that the greeting card industry is actually the "greeding card" biz.

    You're Mother would have been proud. <3

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    1. You should hear me rail about Valentines Day then.

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  10. I lost my dad when he was in his early 40s. If my mom makes it to at least 76 I'll be happy.

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  11. Your story reads like mine. Waaay too many fingers!

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  12. I'm sure your mom subscribes and constantly shakes her head. 44 is way too soon indeed. But memories and a blog salute are nice. Have a good week, Al

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    1. I'm really a little afraid to see her again. I made far too may fart jokes, I think.

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  13. Oh how sad to lose your mother at such a young age.

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    1. I felt very badly for my youngest brother. He was only 14.

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  14. I'm sure your mom could never stay mad at you, because you always found a way to make her laugh. I'm so sorry that you lost her at such a young age. I also believe that you've given your mom many reasons to be proud of you, Al.

    Julie

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    1. I would very much like to talk to her again.

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