Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mother's Notes

Mom was always one for notes. Sometimes they were elaborate; sometimes just hen's scratchings, but she always got her point across. This baby book was special to her. First born, first chance to log in those weekly thoughts, dreams, stats in her own unique handwriting. For four years away at college, I got a weekly letter keeping me posted on the comings and going of family life back in Maine. Along with a mother's words, there were always brownies or cookies baked between the lines. I always get a warm feeling when I come across her script on a page like this or in an old family recipe for bread or beans.

Miss you today on your birthday Mom! Love BM.

17 comments:

  1. Touching notes on your mother. She sounds first class. -- barbara

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  2. This is priceless - how lucky you are to have this. (I esp. like 'Jabbers a lot.') I feel the same way when I see my mom's handwriting. . .

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  3. You are fortunate to have had the foresight to retain these kinds of memorabilia! Sharon said it right, "priceless"!!

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  4. Oh this reminds me of the weekly letters I received while at Auburn from my mom too. Sometimes there would be $5 tucked inside which seemed like a fortune to me. Thanks for the memories Bird,
    V

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  5. Wonderful memories of mom. I am the same way when I see my mom's or dad's handwriting on something I have warm memories and cannot part with then script.

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  6. How moving! I'd like to have such papers from my parents..You have a very precious treasure here..

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  7. how incredibly sweet...

    my mother wrote weekly letters to me, too, after i moved 1100 mi. away when i was 20. until alzheimer's made it hard for her, that is...

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  8. My Mum is constantly writing to me and I can't help but keep every little bit of paper, card or post-it she writes. I have a few from my grandmothers and great-grandmother too...

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  9. Mothers - our earliest mentor and advocate.

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  10. I'm feeling a bit teary! Lovely post Birdman.

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  11. I have just one photo with a bit of mum's writing on the back. Treasure!

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  12. I sometimes wish I had hung on to more letters from my grandma. It would be fun to look back at them now, especially as letter-writing has become a dying art.
    Nice shot for today. :)

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  13. I know exactly how you feel.

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  14. What a wonderful memory to have. Great post.

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  15. So special Birdman, I have lots writings of Mum's and treasure them.

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