Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

When I pass the shop aisle that displays the Mother's Day cards, I always want to stop and select one for my mother.  She always loved receiving cards for any reason.   She loved sending cards and always had a box of assorted ones for when an occasion arose.  I'm like her in that way.

For some reason, this morning I'm thinking about a present that I gave her one Mother's Day.  Still in elementary school, I saved money until I had enough to walk the few blocks to People's Drug and select a gift.  I found the loveliest wallet of pale blue plastic.  The front of it had a pink flower with a "diamond" in the middle.  Even at my young age, I knew that my fashionable mother would love that wallet....and, she did!!  For a long time, it was always in her purse.  I don't think she actually put anything into it ever and probably never drew it out of her purse.



I'll be spending Mother's Day in Rhode Island making memories and sharing memories.

Wishing you all a happy Mother's Day surrounded by your loved ones.

19 comments:

  1. Aww, so special! I am sure she loved that walled too!!! I am so blessed to have my Mom! I don't take it for granted for a second!
    Enjoy your day!
    xo Kris

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  2. i had a wallet like that, way back when.. my mother loved sending and receiving cards and loved any gift she got. i don't send cards and don't like to get them either, but when she was alive i made myself send cards and write at least one letter a week. no email back then and phone calls were expensive.. have fun on your visit

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  3. What a beautiful face! That smile tells a lot about her, doesn't it? Have a beautiful weekend with your loved ones!

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  4. I remember your mom's pretty pic:)
    Isn't it funny how our child's eyes..remember some of the giftswe bought our mom?
    We had a little store that sold china..on my way to elementary school in NDG..I think I purchased 3 there..they were no more than 2 dollars I believe..One was a lady.. in a very Gone w/ the Wind dress..she had a chain in her hand ..w/ a poodle at the end:)
    I wish I had it:(
    I wish I had her♥

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  5. Happy Mother's Day, Bonnie. Love your reflections here on your beautiful mom.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  6. Happy Mother's Day, Bonnie. Your mother was quite beautiful.

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  7. What a treat to go to Rhode Island! Who is there? I remember this picture well, she has such joy in her eyes. And she is so pretty.

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  8. I always love your stories and memories about your childhood. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  9. Aw, such a sweet story! I am spending time with my Mom on Sunday - I told her I was running a Mothers Day 5k in Barrington, but that I'd bring food to her house after church and we'd hang out for the day with my daughter - three generations! But Hannah and I are going to surprise her at church - she loves it. :D

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  10. That's a great story, Bonnie! Happy Mother's Day to you and enjoy your stay in RI.
    XO, Bonnie

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  11. Have a great trip! Happy Mother's Day:@)

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  12. Great story, and Happy Mother's Day! Take care

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  13. Such a sweet face . . .
    Thank you for sharing "your diamond" memories . . .

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  14. Loved your Mother's Day memory, Bonnie... and that you are going to create some more... enjoy your day with family. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  15. What a sweet story, Bonnie. I'm sure those drugstore and dime-store purchases were treasured by our moms. Have a wonderful time with your family and Happy Mother's Day!

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  16. Lovirly memories of your mother Bonnir. Happy Mothers Day from Provence.
    Sam

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    1. Sorry about misspelling your name Bonnie. This pad can be frustrating sometimes.
      Sam

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  17. Hi there, Just stopping by to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to you. I’m sure you are having a fabulous day. I celebrated yesterday when one of my sons and his beautiful wife came to see us….

    As you probably know, we’ve been out-of-town this past week and I haven’t done any blogging much at all. I hope you enjoyed my two Tulip blog posts while we were gone——and be sure and tune in tomorrow morning to find out what we’ve been doing this past week….

    Enjoyed your post today! Fantastic photo of your beautiful mother. Have fun in Rhode Island.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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