Happy Mother's Day

Happy mother's day to all of you moms of every kind out there. Thus far I haven't heard from my stepson, but that's not a shocker as his mom is probably too busy flying around on her broom.

Anyhoo, these three women were and are very important in my life. Even though two of them are no longer here, I still miss them dearly.

The woman below is my mom, Betty. The first picture was taken in New Orleans in March of 2008. Note her affinity for Elvis. She did not pass this trait on to me. Thank you, thank you very much.

This picture was taken sometime in the mid 1980's. Notice anything?? The woman DOESN'T AGE. I do hope I picked up this gene.

This is my maternal grandmother Pauline. She worked two jobs, raised three kids of her own to include three more, my cousins after my aunt took off, and supported a husband who also worked at the cotton mill all day and was a police officer at night. She was the one who taught me the most important driving gesture in history, the finger. Thanks Polly.

This is Mary Louise Gredell Trimble, my Granny. She was raised in total privilege but was one of the nicest, giving and sincere people I ever met. She loved my Papaw with all of her heart, and still had plenty left over for me. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and most of my favorite memories of growing up include her and the house at 303 North Main Street.

Thanks to all of you for helping shape the person I am and am still becoming everyday. I thank you for the strength that you have passed on to me to weather these never-ending storms that seem to be battering me right now.

Granny and Polly, take care of my Gregory. I'm sure he has charmed you two ladies already. Happy Mother's day, and I love you.


buddha_girl said...

That second picture of your granny slayed me! LOVE it!

I hope today is a day of peace for you. I think of you often each Sunday. *hard hugs*

TexasRaceLady said...

Kim, I envy you still having your mom --- I lost mine 20yrs ago and still miss her terribly.

We owe our moms and grandmoms so much.

Steph said...

Happy Mothers Day!

Coloradolady said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kim. I thought of you today, and hope you had a peaceful day.