For second grade I spent the entire year with my grandparents. I don't remember a lot except it was a good year. I wasn't teased and tormented as I always was at home. I had friends and enjoyed the rural school. The year stands out in many ways.
I remember going to music class and learning the song from this plaque.
I still remember it very clearly.
Grandma had a doctor's appointment in a nearby larger town and I found this present for my Mom. I don't know if it was for her birthday in March or for Mother's Day.
She always kept it. Now I have it hanging in my hallway.
On the back I wrote:
"to Mother I love you from Rita"
When I became a mother my Mom was on cloud nine.
Here she is with my seven day old daughter.
Every picture I have of them during those first months Mom is just sitting and staring at her.
I'd never noticed that before I started looking for a photo for this blog.
Happy Mother's Day Mom and Jessica.
Both great mothers.
M is for the million things she gave to me.O means only that she's getting old.
T is for the tears she shed to save me.
H is for her heart of purest gold.
E is for her eyes with love light shining.
R means right and right she'll always be.
Put them all together they spell
A word that means the world to me.
(Garden City, Kansas)