Monday, March 16, 2009

My Mama

Mental P and her Mama: Summer 1960
Today would have been my mother's 79th birthday.
She was a smart, beautiful and fun Southern Lady.
We had our moments, and we had our laughs.
And I miss her terribly.
Always.

42 comments:

Ellen said...

God bless you mother.

Grandma J said...

Your Mother was quite beautiful. What a nice sweet tribute of remembrance.

And weren't you the cutest little butterball!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Blessings to you.

You know she's looking down on you from heaven, and smiling.

Meg said...

Beautiful hats, beautiful suits, beautiful girls! Happy birthday Mamma's Mamma!

numberonesistah said...

Oh, what a great picture! I haven't lost my mom and don't know what I'll do when that time comes.

:::hugs:::

Laura ~Peach~ said...

oh what a beauty!
huggssssssss

kim-d said...

Oh!!! Instant welling up of tears. I know exactly how you feel, as this is the way I feel every January 17. Always.

Mama's Mama was beautiful, with a great set of gams! And with a beautiful, very obviously much-loved and gorgeously-bonnetted little baby girl.

Happy, Happy Birthday, Mama's Mama...

Decadent Housewife said...

Beautiful photo - know what you mean.

noble pig said...

That photo is priceless, just beautiful. Happy Birthday Top Mama we know you are watching over.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I love that picture. There's nothing quite like a mother. They're priceless treasures.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Bless you, I hope the day is filled with wonderful memories.

Living on the Spit said...

I know what a hard day this can be with mixed emotions.

You mother was very beautiful! I know you take after her.

Miss Hower said...

Betty Ann would be very, very proud of the wonderful woman you are! She was a wonderful lady...I miss her too.

Love you!

winetipper said...

Girl, I swear my own mother had the same suit AND the same hat. You seem a tad more stylish now.

Jules said...

Mother

There is but one and only one whose love will fail you never. One who lives from sun to sun with constant fond endeavor.

There is but one and only one on earth there is no other. In Heaven a noble work was done when God gave man a Mother.

Remember the best parts of your life together...she does:)

Linda Goossen said...

My mom passed June 1, 2002, and I miss her every day. She was a wonderful, intelligent woman who loved life. She disappeared before our eyes with the horrible disease of Alzheimer's.

Remember the good times you had with her today.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

Bless you Mama!
You resemble her...SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!
Have A Wonderful Day TOday :)

TSannie said...

Good memories filled with love to you my dear friend.

Philly said...

I just love the styles back then. Great Picture!!

#1

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You look like your mama Mama.
I see now where you get your beauty. Cherish those memories and pass em on to Bird.

Sassy said...

Your mother is too CUTE...look how stylish she is! Your mom and my dad are only four days different in age...maybe they know each other {in Heaven}...

I ♥ your picture...it is awesome! I have that one of my Dad holding me in my Christmas stocking that is priceless to me...

Just curious???? What doesn't surprise you about my post...that I'm up this early on a SPRING BREAK morning or my bad sense of humor????LOL...I hate that when I can sleep in...I CAN'T! and/or...I've raised THREE sons!!! hahahahaha HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Snooty Primadona said...

What a lovely lady she was! You were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. You know, of course, that only special people were born on St. Patty's Day, right? Remember her with great joy...

asthmagirl said...

I love the picture! How wonderful that you have such great memories of her.

And who doesn't love your bonnet! Way to rock the beach wear Mama!

Daryl said...

(((MPM))) .. she would be proud of who you are ..

Deb said...

...and she knows that...yes she does...
and your mama was a looker!!! we all know where you got your looks from!

Starwoodgal said...

That is a lovely photograph.

Big ((((HUGGGGG BUGGGGG))))) for you!

:)

The Incredible Woody said...

Last Thursday would have been my mother's 74th birthday. Even after 25 years, I still miss her.

{{{HUGS}}}

Joanie said...

Happy Birthday to your mama in heaven. That picture is just awesome! Have a day filled with wonderful memories!

Sara said...

Beautiful picture!

Country Girl said...

I can see where you get your fashion sense, your poise and your sense of humor!

Wishing you well. I miss my mother, also.

The Glamorous Life said...

Sorry for your loss and Heavens gain.

Death sucks.

Treasia said...

Your mother is stunning MM. What a beautiful picture of the two of you. I can't imagine what it must feel like to lose your mother. My thoughts are with you today.

MitMoi said...

What a classy swimsuit.

Happy remembrance day.

jojo said...

Happy Birthday to MP mom...you are a lovely lady and raised a beautiful, smart ,witty, compassionate daughter. MP I understand...missing the mama is very tough. May you have only happy memories this day..

Keetha said...

That's a great photo of the two of you girls - I bet you treasure it. Your post is a lovely tribute.

Sandie said...

Awww... what a nice post and a beautiful photo. I don't think we ever stop missing the people we've loved and lost. It's such hard thing to move passed. My best to you, and your beautiful mother.

bernthis said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. I'm sure it is a tough day for you I hope you're doing okay

jennifer said...

A beautiful photo of your mother. I know you miss her. Be blessed.

Debbie said...

Classy Mom...classy daughter!

My Mom's is December 15th. I will never stop missing and loving her and still chat (outloud) with her daily :)

This was sweet, Mama.

~Mad said...

My mother would have been 89 today - her name was Christine, but they called her "Patsy" as a kid because of the St Paddy's Day birthday.

I thought a lot about her today. Missing her.

~Mad(elyn) in Alabama
www.xanga.com/madewyn

Lisa said...

Oh, how very sweet and endearing.
Makes me realize how blessed I am still having both my parents and most my aunts and uncles! That was a wonderful picture and I hope it brings you happy thoughts.

Hilary said...

Hugs to you, MPM. Your Mother was lovely, and I recognize your smile in hers.