Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman





Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Remember When: Mother's Day

In March my Mother would have turned 89. It's so hard to imagine her at that age. She passed away in May 1990 when she was just 67 years old.
I'm working on trying to write down my memories of Mom. My daughter was only 10 when we lost her Nana and she doesn't remember a lot.
My great niece and nephew and the grandkids: I want them to know the funny little things that Mom did.
Mom always worked hard. She was a single-mother for as long as I remember and her pride kept her busy making our small home as nice and clean as possible.

I do remember going to the Crest Theater in Great Bend, Kansas with her. We saw "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" there. Still one of my all-time favorite children's movies. We also saw "Bambi" and I remember having the soundtrack record. Such beautiful music.
One movie that stands out in my mind was "The Greatest Story Ever Told" about the life of Jesus. I remember a close-up of the blue eyed man who played the lead roll and how his face filled that entire screen. I didn't know eyes could look like that. I was about 9 years old.

I brought this cactus home from Mom's house and every year about this time it blooms. It is so beautiful and of course makes me think of Mom and her gardens and her love of flowers.

I miss you Mom. You gave me so much and now you continue to give to the next generations.

Tell us about going to the theater or other special memories of your Mom. 


2 comments:

  1. That's wonderful that you are writing about your mother! I have precious memories of my own mother. I guess our mothers live on through us.
    My mother took me to my fist play Fiddler on the Roof and after that I was hooked. I love live theater. Really enjoyed seeing that photo of you and your mom.

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