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Old 05-11-2007, 08:55 AM   #11
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Still not sure what we are doing, may have a bbq. we really haven't decide yet - which is unusual.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:25 AM   #12
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Most restaurants will be packed with everyone taking mom out for mother's day. Your idea of cooking for her would be great. Make it something special. You really don't need to do anything else except plan to spend the whole day with her. My kids are older now and working and going out with their friends. Our time together is limited. She will love the fact that you are giving her a whole day to do things together. Get out the old videos of your childhood, picture albums of family vacations, find the book you always had to have read to you at bedtime and read it to her! She will love you always but this will show her how much you appreciate everything she has done for you to make you the person you are today.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:06 AM   #13
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My Mother and MIL are both gone but not forgotten. For my wife my daughter is making key lime pie for dessert and I am going to make shrimp cocktail appetizers with smoked shrimp, grilled salmon, fresh asparagus and baked slightly smoked sweet potatoes.

For background music it's still a tossup wheter it is Merle Haggard or Waylon Jennings. After all a good country music song always mentioned Mama.....and trains.....and bein in prison...and gettin drunk....and pickup trucks... But I digress. Maybe I'll even pick up a bottle of finer wine (more than $20).
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:58 PM   #14
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I knew better than to go to this site--so I'm here and you're stuck with my post which you can ignore or go on. And yes, the pain is there. I lost my mother at age 9 in 1964 to breast cancer (she was only 30 and was diagnosed at 28--do your breast checks is all I can plead to you girls----please if you have any regards for your moms let them know how much you appreciate them---
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:17 PM   #15
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All I can suggest is... Tell her how much you love her! Do everything you can for her!! Spend every second you can with her! Tell her how much you love her! Thank her for everything she has done for you! Thank her for all that she means to you!! Give her lots of hugs!! Thank her for giving you life! Thank her for all of the sacrifices she made for you! And a thoudsand of other things!! Then do it all over again!! Then again!! And again!!!
Did I say tell her how much you love her!!

I wish I could..once more!
Here Here Uncle Bob!

I still visit my Mom on Mother's Day, but it means a trip to the cemetary.

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Old 05-11-2007, 02:44 PM   #16
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I think that I will write a Mother's Day Diary for my children. Of course I'll include a few recipes for all their favorite foods too!

My mother under went heart surgery about three weeks ago to replace a valve. She had a 95% chance of recovery and made it fine. She was placed in a nursing home last week for physical therapy and will either go to an assisted living complex or stay at the nursing home. (She lives 1200 miles from me and is surrounded by family)

She is in good spirits (83 yrs) with her surroundings and has kept everyone laughing with her humor of getting settled in.
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:12 PM   #17
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I think that I will write a Mother's Day Diary for my children. Of course I'll include a few recipes for all their favorite foods too!

My mother under went heart surgery about three weeks ago to replace a valve. She had a 95% chance of recovery and made it fine. She was placed in a nursing home last week for physical therapy and will either go to an assisted living complex or stay at the nursing home. (She lives 1200 miles from me and is surrounded by family)

She is in good spirits (83 yrs) with her surroundings and has kept everyone laughing with her humor of getting settled in.
I am so glad to hear that your mom is doing so well. This is really a "Happy Mothers Day" for you and your famliy. JoAnn
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:53 PM   #18
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If you still have a Mother by all means let her know you love her and that she is in your thoughts. An expensive meal, flowers or chocolates can seldom express any more than your heartfelt spoken words of affection and appreciation.

Our son and his fiancé are taking their mothers to dinner on Saturday night to a place called P.F. Changs. My son and wife-to-be are moving away from home for the first time. They will be heading out to Cape Girardeau, Missouri early Sunday morning to find a place to live.
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I was hoping to cook for my mom instead of waiting 2 hours to be waited on at a restaurant. Blah! I will take her out Saturday and my hubby will grill for me on Sunday. Happy Mother's Day to all you moms!
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:26 PM   #20
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Every year on Mother's Day I visit my mom at the cemetary and also visit my dad.

They are right next to each other.
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