Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fun Monday



This is Jo's assignment, this week:  "March 2nd is my Mom's birthday and was her mother's birthday as well.  For this week's Fun Monday, tell me something fun about your mother and/or her mother.   What fun, weird, laughable memories do you have of your Mom or your Grandma?"


This is my Mom.  I've known her for 64 years and have many memories of her, of course.  I can't remember too many that fit the fun, weird, laughable  catagories; so I'll tell you some things about her.
  • Almost everyone who meets Mom, loves her.
  • She goes to church at least once a week.
  • She's 86 and still drives.
  • She is always positive.  She has several ailments that cause her pain, but she never complains.
  • She is forever young.  She has lived in a senior community for over 30 years, and doesn't socialize much, there, because the other residents are so old.  (Many are my age or younger.)  She will always tell you how young she is and/or how young everyone thinks she looks.
  • She thinks the above photo I took 2 years ago, makes her look old.
  • She has very strong genes, as witnessed in this bleary photo of me, Carrie, Mom, Bob and Sharon, taken by Oden last Thanksgiving.  


17 comments:

Louise said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! I'm so happy for both of you--that you still have her in your life and she's so "young." And that she has you, who realize what a blessing it is to have her.

Faye said...

Your Mother has lovely eyes, Jan. Such a beautiful color and so lively. My dearest wish is to be mid-80s and still not want to hang around with the "old" folks!

Gattina said...

Bravo !! that's the way to get old ! My mother was already old at her birth, lol !

The Church Lady said...

Bless her heart for still driving at 86!

m (the misanthrope) said...

Awww! Your mom is gorgeous. I hope I'll be as fabulous as she is when I get to that age! Happy FM to you!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love her attitude "Forever Young"....and what she says about her senior community residents. Too funny....but, hey....HIGH FIVE to your mom!!

Mine is posted. Do stop by...once again, it's a 'hoot' of a story.

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Your mom is beautiful! It is great having such a close relationship with moms...as we age that relationship gets even better!

Lil Mouse said...

my mom has people tell her all the time that she isn't as old as she is, and she says, well would i say it if it wasn't true? she's kind of incredulous! but anyway i get it, because i look young too! yeah!

maryt/theteach said...

Jan, she's a wonderfully attractive, sweet looking woman. You're very lucky to have her! And she's lucky to have you!
BTW, that quote about the snowmobile by Matt Groenig - I didn't know he was the writer of the Simpsons. Ha! :)

Janis said...

You are so Blessed to still have your Mom. She looks wonderful and nowhere near her age. Hope you got some of her good genes.

Jientje said...

She's special, I can sense that, and she looks great!!!

Pamela said...

I wonder why some people are blessed with long active lives? Is it the way they live? Is it the blessings of healthy genes? Is it positive thinking? Oh my... if she could bottle it and sell it, you would be rich.

Sayre said...

Those twinkling eyes and that smile are what make her look young - and those were captured perfectly in that picture she thinks makes her look old!

I suspect that your mom is a VERY young 86!

June said...

You're both lucky to have each other!

ChrisB said...

Your mother is right she doesn't look her age at all. Still driving at that age is marvellous, I had an uncle who was able to drive until be was 95 and he died at 103.

lisaschaos said...

Your mom and my grandma would get along great! Happy Birthday to her!

hulagirlatheart said...

I'm with Gattina-Bravo!!

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