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Happy Mothers' Day

Lovely sunny day here with sparkly frost on the fields.
Off out for lunch later and chocolates and wine for the evening.
Seems very strange not to have my Mum though, although this is the second year without her.

Posted at 18th Mar 2012 - 07:43AM   Posted by Lily   Happy Mothers' Day Comments: 7

Faith's Avatar I remember when your mum died Lily, bless her. My mother has now been dead for coming up three years. To me Mother's Day was all about Mummy and I have never been particuarly interested in it for myself, though my girls usually give me things, and I'm meeting with my youngest daughter later which will be nice.

Bill, as usual, hasnt done anything about something for his mother - and we are picking her up from hospital later (hip op) and taking her to a nursing home for a recuperation period. He seems to think that picking her up is enough! I said we MUST take her something!!!

Posted by: Faith on 18th Mar 2012 at 08:17AM

Lily's Avatar Have to agree with you Faith, a lift to a nursing home however nice is not quite enough!

Posted by: Lily on 18th Mar 2012 at 09:15AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Smacked wrists for Bill - I hate commercialism but us Mum's do get hurt if we don't get something and ESPECIALLY after an operation.

HS lost his Mum in January so is hard for him this year and he is making a fuss of me because the kids are away from home.

I lost my Mum back in 1970 so have endured many Mother's days without my Mum . . . it is an odd day really wonderful for some, disappointing and hurtful for others and in some cases cruel . . .

I too remember you losing your Mum Lily and you too Faith - so a big hug from me too you just because you are special.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Mar 2012 at 11:14AM

Camilla's Avatar Have a lovely day Lily.

I am sure Bill's Mum would like a hug and a kiss from him on Mother's Day, a bunch of sweet scented flowers I am sure would cheer her too especially as she has just had an operation.

I still miss my mother, gone now since 1977, she was a wonderful mother and a good friend.

Big Hugs to Lily, Faith and Westerwitch on this Mother's Day.


Posted by: Camilla on 18th Mar 2012 at 01:11PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Mixed emotions here for Mothers day too.
My Mums birthday is just past so she never encouraged us to do much for Mothers day preferring to be spoiled on her birthday instead but HOs Mum would have sulked for weeks without the obligatory Flowers, Cards, Lunch out etc from her boys.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 18th Mar 2012 at 02:25PM

Withy Brook's Avatar We have never celebrated Mother's day in my ffamily. It hadn't reached the UK when I was young. That way we avoid the hurt, but of course we don't benefit from the good side either. I can't bear the commercialism, though

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th Mar 2012 at 05:50PM

Mountainear's Avatar When I was a small child I'm sure this was called Mothering Sunday - a day when historically girls in service could go and pay a special visit to their mothers -perhaps no coincidence that it was on a Sunday when they may have been entitled to a few free hours anyway. My father told me (and he was a child in the 1920s) that he would pick a bunch of celandines for his mother on that day - I wonder if that small gesture was something his own father had told him that he had done decades earlier for a previous generation.

Anyway - my boys/men have visited and called - it seems to mean something to them and it is of course a joy to catch up with them/

Posted by: Mountainear on 18th Mar 2012 at 10:18PM

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