Mothers’ Day Tribute

Happy Mothers Day to all those readers who are Moms. So far today, I’ve enjoy a beautiful sunny, but windy day. It started off pretty cool so I did what I love to do (after all it IS Mothers Day!) – make a fire in the cookstove. Unfortunately, Nellie started getting sick last evening so today I’m doing what I love and do best: taking care of my children, even when they’re all grown up. Melvin came home on Thursday from his new abode in the city so he could work his weekend shifts. First thing this morning we shared Mothers Day while I drove him to work. Later on this afternoon, we will spend a few hours together before he has to go back to work his split shift today………… We’ve decided that we’ll have our Mothers Day supper (that Nellie is going to cook – pork chops with mushroom soup gravy, mashed potatoes, and corn) tomorrow when she’s feeling better. I guess, a ‘do-over’ you could say.
I want to celebrate this very special day on my blog by reposting the “Mothers Day Tribute” that I wrote last year. It’s about my own dear, sweet Mother …………. so Mom, this is in honour of you:


First of all, I’d like to wish all the Mothers a very Happy Mothers’ Day weekend.   I think that it’s nice to honour our Mothers and to remind us of how valuable they are all year long.

My Mother was the best Mom in the world.  She was born at home in 1929 in New Carlisle, Quebec, number 5 in a family of 10 children.  My Mom was honoured to share the same name as HER Mother, Ellen ANNIE, but everyone knew her as Nellie.  She grew up during the Great Depression and would often tell me stories of ‘the olden days’ :  during hard times, they often took sandwiches made from lard, salt, and pepper, to school…..just a sandwich and were glad to have that.   And the year the cow ‘dried up’ was tragic until she was giving milk again, many months later.  I heard stories of when her younger…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wild_E
    May 12, 2013 @ 13:21:11

    Happy Mothers Day to you,
    you sound like a wonderful Mother to boot!


  2. grammomsblog
    May 12, 2013 @ 14:48:21

    Thank you very much Wild_E


  3. Marty
    May 12, 2013 @ 15:29:37

    Great post!Wishing we were home today. Happy mothers day to the best Mom in the world!!!
    love Marty and Jea


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