Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to two moms...

We miss them terribly, these two special ladies. They are enjoying a heavenly banquet today with their own mothers and friends who have gone before.

This first picture is Dick's mom (d. 1991)...the best mother-in-law a gal could have had. This picture is from our 1968 wedding album:
And this picture is of my own mom...from the same 'vintage' album...
And here she is again in 2006 shortly before she died...
May God richly bless all you moms today, especially our own two daughters, mothers of our delightful grandchildren! Life is indeed GRAND!!! Call your mom if she is still alive...lucky you.
And now something from the kiddies to make you smile:

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice
in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use
string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get
drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES
to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a
goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms & dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause
that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of
plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.
If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get
rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who
did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back
of her head.


the donG said...

happy mother's day to them. we see how valuable they are in our life.

i always like the humor on posts like this.

crazy working mom said...

Beautifully done!

Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend.

WillThink4Wine said...

... and one dab of mean. That's made me choke on my coffee!

Happy Mother's Day, Sandy!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

happy mother's day honey! great post too!

smiles, bee

Jeff said...

Nice to see that picture of grandma again. :-)

And thanks for the 'subtle' reminding that it's Mother's Day -- I've got several that need calling now that we're home from the beach. ;-) Priorities, priorities...

Hope you're having a great day with lots of family and grandchildren around! Give the other moms (Haley & Amy) a hug from us; I'm sure you won't mind doing that. :-D

Love, Jeff & Bjarne

Sandy & Dick said...

Jeff, it'll be difficult, but I'll hold up and do it:-) Hugs to you two, my dear...see ya in August!!!

Sarge Charlie said...

happy mothers day to you and yours

HaleyD said...

Happy Mother's Day to the best Mom in the world!!!!!!!! It's great to see the photos of my wonderful grandmothers too. I love you!!!

(Thanks, Jeff!)

Sandy & Dick said...

Today was good, but my tootsies are tired...maybe Dick will rub them tonight:-) I am the luckiest mommie in the whole wide world!!!

Odat said...

Hope you had a beautiful day......that was a nice tribute to your Moms!


Brian said...

You are the best, and the other two are sorely missed. Sorry I couldn't be there, again. But as you say, "It's in the fine print." I love you mom, see you soon!