Jo is our Gracious hostess this week and here is what she wants us to do
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?
My Grandmother was also born on March 2 and my Mom was born on March 9. These two woman were my role models and heroes. Mom was a widow at the age of 34 with five children to care for. So we moved in with my grandparents. Mom went to work and Gram took care of getting us kids off to school each day. Mom was a hard worker and made us kids tow the line. She was fun loving also. There was always music in our house and on the weekends in between cleaning the house and other chores, we would take a break and Mom would join in and dance with me. She was a very good dancer, we would waltz around the living room. Our church started a teen center on Saturday nights and Mom helped out selling refreshments. All the kids would gravitate over and talk to her, she was a good listener. Gram was a character, she was very hospitable and made everyone feel so welcome in our home and there was always a ton of people there, mostly our friends would come and hang out. Since she lived during the great depression she saved everything, like the breads wrappers , she would rinse them out to reuse. When the bars of soap got down to little bits and pieces, she saved them all, put them together into one big blob, we used this to clean floors. During the winter months, she would heat a brick in the oven, wrap it in a towel and put it in her bed to warm it up. She drank warm water in a mason jar, this was suppose to help her indigestion and she knew no one else would drink out of her jar. She ran the house, did the laundry and prepared all the meals. I loved her soups and pies, but she cooked meat until it was like shoe leather ( had to make sure it was done). Gram lived to the ripe old age of 92. Mom lived until the age of 78. I learned so much from them and I know I am a better person for it. They are forever missed and always in my heart. Thanks Mom and Gram. BTW..my grandpop was a character also, but that is another story.
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