Happy Mom’s Day

(It took four times for my mom to get it right then she bore my younger brother. )

At BDB’s –Where Refills Are Free I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. Yes, everyone because all of us have been part of the mothering process from the inside. I don’t know about you but I cried when I got the pink slip and had to enter the “work force”.

My Mother’s Day mostly consisted of giving a Mom’s Day call to Florida and having some special strawberry shortcake at church to celebrate the day.

Do you know how they celebrate Mother’s Day in South Korea?


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20 Responses to Happy Mom’s Day

  1. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    I have no idea how they celebrate in S. Korea – ?dodging falling missiles.

    My mom has passed, as has my mother-in-law. So it’s my wife. She will get a call later today in a lull from work.

  2. 10 Cents10 Cents says:

    South Korea celebrates a Parents’ Day on May 8th.

    Good wishes to Mrs Dev.

  3. BrentB67BrentB67 says:

    Happy Mother’s day to all at Ball Diamond Ball

  4. PencilvaniaPencilvania says:

    Thank you, and returning the felicitations to everyone else here at BDB!
    I have heard from 2 out of 3 kids but it’s still early here, so I think the one straggler will call soon. I went to the cemetery with flowers, a beautiful sunny day there after a soaker of a Saturday. There were lots of people leaving flowers, and I saw my brother had already been there with some lovely begonias. And the cemetery staff had a crisp new flag on my dad’s bronze star marker, so it was all good.

    • 10 Cents10 Cents says:

      I didn’t realize you had so many shavings, Pencil. I bet they are sharp as their mother. Thank you for sharing your mother with us as she was preparing for that last trip.

  5. EThompson says:

    I had a double whammy today. It was both Mother’s Day and my mother’s birthday, so I took her out to lunch and gave her a Mother’s day card only because she didn’t want to acknowledge her birthday. She is 92 years old and looks 80 and everybody makes a fuss about her appearance. (I should be so lucky at that age.)

    The restaurant I took her to knows our family well, so unbeknownst to me made a special birthday cake for her and didn’t even charge us.

    That is what I call service!

  6. EThompson says:

    I left a 50% tip. They made my mother feel wonderful after a particularly stressful year (my dad died) and a seventy-something man sitting next to us at lunch starting flirting with her.

    She had FUN! I only take credit because I knew where to take her; my husband and I go there 2-3 times a week and they just knew what to do without any prompting.

    I love it when American businesses take the initiative and go the extra mile!

  7. NandaNanda says:

    Happy Mom’s Day to All BDB Moms and “mothers of invention”…Enjoy the day!

  8. drlorentzdrlorentz says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the good ladies here at BDB.

    We had brunch with my mother. She’s 94 and not doing so great. I wish she’d felt better today. At least we had some family time together. We take each day as it comes.

    • EThompson says:

      She’s made it to 94; that’s quite an accomplishment and I give you my empathy because I know you worry.

      My mom is still ‘young’ enough to flirt, but I was nervous when she insisted on driving herself home. I asked her to check in when she got back to her condo; her feisty response was “Well, isn’t that a switch of circumstances?”

  9. 10 Cents10 Cents says:

    True story.

    When my parents turned 60 I thought, “Oh well, they probably only have 10 years left.” I thought this because my mom’s parent died in their 60s.

    Now, I see my mom comes in at a spry and agile mind 90. I see DocLor and Liz have older mothers and it is great to hear from others with similar experiences.

  10. 10 Cents10 Cents says:

    A mom story.

    My mom was shown how to sew by her mother. She was warned don’t use the sewing machine when no one is here. So …. Yes, you guessed it. She waited till her mother was gone and headed to The Machine. And as mom warnings go this one came true. She got her finger caught by the needle and didn’t know how to extricate herself. She froze and had to wait for her mom to come back. I don’t know if the physical pain or the conscience pain hurt the most. She got caught!!!

  11. TKC1101TKC1101 says:

    My mother passed away at age 97 in 2008. She saw WW1, prohibition, women’s suffrage, the roaring 20s, the dirty thirties, WW2, Korea. She saw a country go from rural to urban to suburban before her eyes.

    She was married ten days before Pearl Harbor.

    When 9-11 occurred, she began saving bacon grease again, along with scrap metal, just in case.

    She was a classic American. Strong willed and tender, with a sense that she was as good as anyone else.

    Happy Mothers Day to all you moms and sons and daughters of moms.

    • EThompson says:

      I’m a little envious about the roaring 20s. If I had the ability to ‘time travel,’ I’d be dancing the Charleston in a speakeasy and wearing those fabulous flapper dresses while drinking bootleg whiskey and trying to avoid raids from the coppers. :))

      • TKC1101TKC1101 says:

        My mother had five sisters, three of whom were 17-19 in the late 20s. My Grandfather was a stationmaster for the railroad, so they had free passes and could be in Manhattan in thirty minutes. There are some pictures of them in the classic era finery and I am sure they sampled some hootch now and then.

        My other grandfather was a carpenter and built fast boats for the guys who evaded the Coast Guard cutters to bring in liquids from the freighters offshore for the same establishments mom and her sisters might have visited.

        Just date night in the 20s.

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