Monday, June 1, 2015

parley view parsnip. . . Mum's Birthday.

I have written before about my Mum but this year I am missing her even more.
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We all think our Mum's are the best as it should be.
But I just adored my Mum. 
Her name was Dolly.
I am still in awe of of her gardening skills. 
She could put a stick in the ground 
and the swear the next day it would have leaves and a bloom.
She could make a meal out of 5 ingredients and you would think it was a feast.
She baked the best breads and miss her pierogi and date cookies to this day.
I miss her Polish cooking.
Her cookbook was burned up in a California wildfire 
that burned my home so many years ago.
She knew all sorts of family natural home remedies,
that I wish I had written down.
She was very artistic and her embroidery and dressmaking was was lovely.
She was an accountant before she married.
She always wrote the most beautiful straight numbers even when her hands
were crippled with arthritis.
I miss her everyday.

My Daughter takes after her so smart and talented 
and now I have a Granddaughter 
who was born one day before her Great Grandmother Birthday.
Isn't life grand.
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 Here is Japanese Son,  five years ago with lovely Mia-chan.
accccck I can't stand the cutest tiny foot,  I just want to hold it in my hand.
But now it belongs to a 5 year old dynamo cutie-pie ! 
ummmmm no foot holding now.

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And just because I can here is your pretty to start the week.

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daughter . . . parsnip
music. . . Hello Dolly. OST

43 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, Gayle.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. I think of her everyday.
      What gives me some peach is that I know my daughter Nicole is with her and all my dogs too.

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    2. Heartbreaking. But glad you have some peace.

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  2. Oh, that made my heart hurt in a bad way and a good way.

    I'm currently having issues with my Mom's memory (all of a sudden!) and the physical distance between us. Family; love 'em.

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    1. Have your Mum tell you stories or what ever into a recorder as soon as you can,
      Save what you can.

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    2. I've done that my whole life, starting with my great grandmother. Long ago, my mom said I knew more family history than she did, ha ha.

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    3. Great ! I wish I had done more of that.My Grandfather had such an Interesting life.
      I have just a few memories of him. He was old when I was born.
      When he came to America you had to have a sponsor or a job waiting. and a health check.
      Not just step across the border. Like today where I live.
      What I miss is the story of how my Grandparents made it from Poland
      across Europe, Atlantic, New York to Chicago. What a heart wrenching trek.

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  3. Your mum sounds like a wonderful lady...and Mia is adorable.

    Planning to celebrate Godzilla's newly-legal citizenship?

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    1. Thank you for the update yesterday !
      Why did I not know this ?
      I shall celebrate Godzilla on my Wednesday post if I can get it together !

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  4. Lovely post Parsnip and a wonderful tribute to your mum. Oh and how lovely that little foot is.

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  5. Such lovely memories (well, except for that dang fire!) Your Mum was lovely and so talented, as are you too. Hugs Parsnip. X

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  6. No matter how long they're gone, we miss our mothers. Birthdays and other such landmark dates really bring that back.

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    1. I thought of You and your Mum when I wrote this.

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  7. Happy birthday to your wonderful mum. This is such a beautiful tribute and touching post for her. And what precious memories you have.
    She was very beautiful. I'd think this is a photo from a magazine if you didn't tell it's your mum. The photo of your granddaughter Mia is so beautiful, too. That foot is way too cute :-)

    Hugs to you on your mum's birthday xoxo

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  8. Your mom was pretty. Love her dress. As for baby feet, they're just so precious.

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    1. I know ! Baby feet are just the best !

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  9. I'm very touched by your memories of your lovely mum, and the little details - her cooking and her neat sums - that say so much so eloquently. What lovely baby feet to console you xxxL

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    1. awww Thank You !
      Yes I have the sweetest Granddaughter.

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  10. That is a beautiful photo of your mother and a cute one of Mia. :) Ahhh I love babies, who doesn't, but don't see any forthcoming in my life for a while now.

    Diana

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    1. awww you have plenty of time.
      I never asked my children when they were going to have their own children.
      If they want some great if they don't want any children that great too.

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  11. What a beautiful tribute. Moms are the center of the family--they are the ones who made us who we are today. I think we're lucky to have had such great ones!

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  12. What a beautiful photo of your mum. Better that you miss her than say, Thank God she's gone.

    Love,
    Janie

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  13. Although I like your pretties for the day, I could have read another several pages about your Mum. Loved hearing about her and how much you miss her and adore her yet. Quite good for the soul.

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    1. I must write down the few stories she told so my children will remember her.
      They were all young when see died.
      Thank you for your nice comment.

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  14. Your mom sounds amazing. May her memory be a blessing. xoxo

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  15. Happy birthday to your Mum - and your granddaughter, too, I suppose.

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  16. i'm late with my good wishes, but here's to you, your Mama, your sweet daughter, and the very newest granddaughter! *cheers* darling lady! xoxoxox

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  17. You're right about that scrumptious foot. MMMM. LOL Mom lovely and view lovely. You're surrounded!!

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  18. Your mother sounds wonderfully capable - as well as looking stunning.
    I miss my mother toxin so many ways!
    Buster sends woofs to the square ones.

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  19. Your mother sounds as accomplished as she was beautiful! Lucky you!

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  20. Your mother sounds as accomplished as she was beautiful! Lucky you!

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  21. With that lovely family you can be sure your mother is never very far away.

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