This post first appeared on my MySpace page back in June of 2007 under the title “Things Mom Taught Me”. It was one of two posts I wrote to honor my mom on the third anniversary of her death.
Some of these pearls were passed along as advice. Most are just the kernels I gleaned from the 30 years I had with her. That sounds like such a long time, but it was far too short.
As Mother’s Day is Sunday, and my mother’s birthday is the following week, I thought it would be fitting to repost. I considered trying to organize it more concisely, or add new commentary. But I think, for now, I will leave it as written.
From growing up in a military life where cocktail parties and wives’ clubs never went out of fashion, along with a mix of common sense and southern hospitality, my mom…
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