Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mom's Day (My Mom)

My Mom, in her 20's.

I Lost her a couple of years ago, at the age of 92. She was truly an amazing woman. She came to the US, from Germany at the age of 13, in 1929,,,,,,and of course, as most of us know, was THE year of the beginning of "The Great Depression."

They (my Oma and Poppy, mom, her brother and sis) moved to Eastern Washington.....Eventually had a Farm of their own, and Mom left "home" to go to school at the University of Washington.

Over the years, she lived in both Seattle, San Francisco, and eventually settled in Snohomish County. She worked for " I Magnin's" in San Francisco, taught "Shorthand/Typing/Filing at a business college in Lynnwood, (north of Seattle) She had a great job with Snohomish County in the Assessors and Commisioner's office" Around the same time, she started her "Great American Novel." Which, she never finished,,,,,,,one of my goals is to "co-write" that novel with her.

She had me at 40. We were always best friends. I learned SO much from her and my Grandparents of different cultures, different places, opportunities, change/growth. Acceptance.

I hope, if you've still got your mom, You give her a BIG hug! I'd give anything to be able to spend JUST one more Day with my Mom. But I'm thankful that I WAS There at the very end.

If you are a MOM/Step Mom, I hope you have an awesome weekend! If you aren't a mom, I hope you embrace your impact as an Auntie/friend or neighbor! (One of the biggest impacts I think I ever had was as a girl's neighbor-when she couldn't talk/share with her own mother)

Have a GREAT weekend!
Hugs, Love and a "Motherly" Bus!


  1. She was beautiful Shell. I'm sure you miss her very much.
    I'm lucky to still have my mom with me and both mom and MIL will be celebrating with us this year.
    Hope you getting ready for Farm Chicks. I can't wait!!!!
    Hugs Lynn

  2. My mom is gone too. It was so nice hearing about your mom. Thanks for sharing

  3. You look like your mom...:) love and a big hug shell <3

  4. what a lovely post! this is our second mother's day without my mama... i miss her every single day.. she was my best friend, too. happy mother's day to you!

  5. Beautiful photo of a beautiful mother of a lovely daughter -- You! I wish I could spend the day with my mother, but she has been gone over 20 years. I wouldn't have any complicated plans...lunch, a little shopping and then a lot of conversation. Wouldn't that be the best?
    Hugs and love to you.

    1. Your comment makes me smile, and be just a little sad.....

      My mom used to buy me Coats. I could never really figure that one out,,,,Still can't. My Mom was a "coat" nut! I had more coats then I could ever wear!

      But yest, I'd love for her to take me shopping, have lunch, tell me that whatever man I was with (husband or otherwise) wasn't good enough for me, have a salad and then a decadent dessert that tipped the caloric scale.

      It Would be the best. I miss our time together SO.

      But THANK you, for helping me remember!

      Hugs and Love!

  6. Sweet, Shell. I lost my mom at eighteen...and was forty-nine. I just adored her. This is so lovely and I am flooded with memories, including my own mom's love of writing and wondering about your sil.
    Sending giant hugs,

  7. Suz,,,,I cannot even imagine losing your mom SO young!

    I'm flooded of Memories too, of Mom and Mary (my sis in law)

    Love you, and OH so BIG HUGS for YOU too! (Lovin'' Your Pinterest posts!,,,,we are So of Like Minds!

  8. Hi Shell- your Mother truly was beautiful. Thanks for sharing her amazing and wonderful story-- it would make a great book- the life she lived.
    My Mom is gone and I miss her so much.
    Happy Mothers Day sweet Shell-


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