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Sunday, May 10th, 2009
5:05 A.M.

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My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

My mother taught me RELIGION .
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

My mother taught me LOGIC .
"Because I said so, that's why."

My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me.."

My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"

My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

My mother taught me about JUSTICE
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you."

- - -

To this day, I miss having you with me at my side.
I remember all we shared. Secrets, girl talk, giggling at something only we two knew. I remember sharing fun times any time of day or night. We were always the best of friends. I don't ever remember a time I failed to be in awe of your stamina, your abundance of guidance for me on how to live a good life and love my betrothed, no matter what, your wealth of knowledge of what is good in the world.

Tho, now you're gone, you'll forever be...
You were my strength.
You were my peer.
You were my counselor.
You continually opened my heart...
with your golden, untarnished key!
You were my friend.
You were my mom....
I thank my lucky stars God picked you for me!!!!

~with love, Anni


  1. Good Mornin' Anni,
    "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY" to you. That was a beautiful tribute to your Mother and I enjoyed reading it. She was a beautiful waoman as well. I can tell you favor her alot. I love your new look as well. I put up a post this morning too. "THANK YOU" for the email the other day. I appredciate you thinking of me. Sorry I have been a bad blogger, but I seem to be doing more of the Facebook thing now. I have lots of pictures on my Facebook too. Take care my friend and have a great Mother's Day. May GOD BLess you and yours.
    Karen H.

  2. Guess it is Mother's Day over there today... we had it in March... much too early!
    Loved your post.
    Love Granny

  3. Happy Mother's Day Anni! You were sO blessed to have that wonderful relationship with your mom! I hope my kids have the same kind of memories with me! Or at least GREAT ones anyway!

  4. The Things My Mother Taught Me...I copied that to send to a few selected "acquaintances". Thank you, SO funny.

    And your tributes beneath that, so loving, so meaningful. Thanks for that also.

    My mother is long gone from here, but you helped me to get a handle on a few "issues". AMEN!

  5. Great post Anni! That list of things that your mother taught you is a hoot! I can relate to almost all of them! :o) Glad you had such a wonderful relationship with your Mom, it is a true blessing!

  6. . . . To a deluxe apartment in the sky eye yeye yeye! Thanks! That put a little zing in my weary steps this morning. I used to watch that show all the time. Now, I'm humming the theme song. lol

    Happy Mother's Day to you, too. You're post is tribute to your mother brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful!


  7. Gday Anni, Im back.
    Lovely mothers day post and beautiful tribute to your Dear Mother..
    My Mum passed away January 1997 age 93 from breast cancer. OHh how I miss her chats and phone calls.

  8. Dear Anni ~~ Great post- I do love the things My Mother Taught Me and I loved the tribute to your dear Mother
    I also saw a great resemblance to her
    in your photo. Thank you so much for your comments about my fall. It was inside and quite a gentle trip, it was the getting up that was very hard and hurt a lot. I am OK now.
    Take care my friend. Love, Merle.

  9. Great tribute to your mom! Happy Mothers Day. I like your mutterings!

  10. Very beautiful tribute to your mother :) Great Mutterings also! Have a great day!

  11. Happy Mother's Day!

  12. I feel sorry for people who do not have a relationship like this with their mothers.
    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day today.

  13. Anonymous5/10/2009

    Fantastic tribute. Love the wonderful words too. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

  14. There you made me laugh and I am still laughing ! I think in this generation all mothers at least in the western world must have said the same things ! They didn't worry that you could have an accident but worried over dirty underwear, and yes, you are just like your father, that I heard at least once a week, hahaha !

  15. What a terrific start to Mother's Day. You had me hootin', Anni. Your tribute to your mother was very moving. You have a good day, girl! Hugs.

  16. oh anni, you're the best. thank you for the smiles. i hope your mother's day was for of love, laughter and sharing!

  17. Lovely tribute to your Mom.
    Happy Mother's Day, Anni!

  18. Anni,

    I absolutely LOVE the tribute to your mother. What a wonderful photo. I'm sure you miss her. Sounds like she was much like my Dad, who taught me many of the things your mother taught me. LOL And then I taught them to Michelle and now to the grandsons. One of my favorite sayings to Michelle when she was young was, "I brought you into this world and I can take you out."

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend.


  19. Anonymous5/10/2009

    Love the tribute to your mother.

    Great Mutterings!!

  20. Happy Mothers Day to you great post!

  21. PS.

    Love the photos on the previous post. Old photos are definitely treasures.

    You and Bud have done a terrific job on the house. It looks great.

  22. What a wonderful tribute to your Mom, who was obviously one great lady!

    I also feel blessed that I had a great Mom..thanks for that it was funny and sincere..

    Happy Mom's Day!

    Jan :)

  23. I'm blessed to still have my mom, as you know from my last couple of posts. People say I look like her, which I've never been told before!

    You certainly do look like your mom.

    Hope you're having a great day!

  24. Lovely tribute to your Mom! I can tell that you miss her very much.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  25. I guess we have all heard these quotes, very funny post. A very nice tribute to your mom, hope you had a nice Mothers Day.

  26. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom!!!
    Guess What!!!!! I have a brand new computer!!! I am just loving it!!!! Thanks for your Mothers Day wishes. Love and Hugs Carolyn

  27. On many of the blogs I read there is much blaming and whining about
    How refreshing to read your beautiful tribute. I'm all screwed up, but it is NOT my mother's fault (LOL).

  28. Very nice tribute to your mother. I enjoyed reading it.

  29. I loved this. The first part reminds me so much of my mom esp. her saying wait till you have kids but then I would think WOW she must have been really bad to have me LOL Poor Mom I tested her patience! The second was a wonderful tribute and a testament to how wonderful your mom was> Kudos to her for raising such a fine daughter. Here's wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day and thank you for stopping by my little place in the blog world. =) FYI: I really do love that Erma quote, that is what I strive for every single day!
    Ms. Latina

  30. Happy Mothers Day dear friend.

  31. Anonymous5/11/2009

    Great Mother's Day post.

    "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." I love this one. I may even use it someday hahaha ;-)

  32. That's a wonderful tribute to your mom. Belated Happy Mother's Day Anni.