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Old 05-02-2008, 11:00 PM   #1441
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Thinking about my mom made me smile. She would have been 68 today. Here is a picture of her just before her 60th birthday (about 10 months before she died).

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Barbara L. Today would also be my dad's birthday. He died in 1995. I still miss him everyday. He was the most gentle person I have ever known.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:00 PM   #1442
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Last thing that made me smile was seeing more birds arrive , the Baltimore Orioles, Rosebreasted Grosbeaks, Catbird, Wood ducks.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:03 PM   #1443
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I can still remember my mom giving me advice to the end of her life and she never cried ever.....she hugged me the last night before she went in the hospital and never came home.........she was so strong.....
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:09 PM   #1444
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Kades, I lost my Mom to cancer 13 years ago, 2 weeks before her 70th birthday. I too will be visiting her and taking her favourite flower...a cymbidium orchid with a tag that says "just 'cause". I used to give her one every once in awhile for no particular reason (or sometimes there was) and I would write that on the card. I have taken one to the cemetary every year.

I do have the wonderful opportunity to spend Mother's Day with my Mother-in-law who is also a very special lady in my life. I am not a Mom myself and combined with losing my own, Mother's Day is a difficult day. But DH's Mom and my rent-a-daughter make it a special day for me.
oh, that's such a wonderful idea, taking her a favorite flower-----where my mother is at doesn't allow flowers---they'll remove them...it's just policy---we all need to apprceciate our Moms if we haven't bee abused i the process
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Yes, way too young expat. Part of it was smoking, but after she died we discovered she had a heart valve problem (probably from birth) that was aggravated by it. She looked like she was in her 40s when she died. It's kind of interesting--I always knew what a special person my mom was, but she was so quiet and not one to do things for the praise or glory. I didn't know how much impact she had had on so many people. The service was just about standing room only for her funeral. It just goes to show that you don't have to be loud and showy to make an impact.

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Old 05-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #1446
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sorry, I didtn't mean to hog this post.......
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #1447
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Barbara L. Today would also be my dad's birthday. He died in 1995. I still miss him everyday. He was the most gentle person I have ever known.
Sounds like they were two of a kind. May 2nd must be a good day to be born!

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sorry, I didtn't mean to hog this post.......
You helped us all have some good memories of our parents - nothing wrong with that.
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LOL It's not hogging it to say what you need to say! I enjoy reading what you write!

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Thanks, Barbs, our mothers will always have an impact no matter when they leave us....
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