Friday, July 9, 2010

In Memory of Mom



My Mom loved flowers with daisies being one of her many favorites. She always said "Don't bring me flowers when I'm gone and can't enjoy them, give them to me while I'm alive."





Each time I visited Mom, I'd bring her daisies.






All of these photos are old and I don't have a scanner so I basically took photos of the photos. In the above photo, my Theo (Uncle) Chris, my Thea (Aunt) Stella and the little one in front, my Mom Dorothy. There was no date on this photo but I'm guessing the late 1920's.




My Mom and Dad on their 40th wedding anniversary. 1989




My Mom and niece Alissa on Easter in 1994 right before Mom passed away.

RIP Mom 3/29/1924 - 7/9/1994 I Love You

20 comments:

*MrsMartinez* said...

Awwwwww! That's so sweet, Jo!
xoxo

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thank you, Michelle.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful flowers for mom, Jo, and you look like her too.

KSHIPPYCHIC said...

I hope today is not so hard for you. It seems like every "date" I spend without my Daddy is hard. I think it's not ever going to get any easier really. I love the photos - they say so much, and I too love daisies more than any flower on earth!

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful daisies for mom, and you're so sweet to bring her flowers.

Secondary Roads said...

What a beautiful smile she had. THat's a nice tribute to a wonderful woman.

rainfield61 said...

Memory is always sweet.

betchai said...

beautiful flowers Jo, my late mom loved flowers too, and when I get the chance to visit, I bring flowers as well.

dawn said...

A beautiful tribute to your Mom Jo and the daisies are lovely. Thanks for sharing :)

Ann said...

Your mom had the right idea, how can you enjoy the flowers when your gone, bring while they are alive :) She was also a very pretty lady with a beautiful smile. Nice tribute to your mom

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks to all of you. It's been a tough day but you've made me smile with your comments :)

Autumn Belle said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your mom. Wise words from a wise woman. I can see the a part of her in you - the beauty and the brains!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Autumn, you are too sweet :) Thank you.

AVCr8teur said...

Now I see where your love of flowers came from. Wonderful tribute to your mom. Thanks for sharing your family photos.

Ruthi said...

Awwwww... what a lovely gesture. I miss my mom too.

Kass said...

The sweetest of tributes. Your pictures of pictures turned out great.

Ratty said...

A very nice tribute to your mom. Moms are the best.

Truth Ferret said...

I appreciate your posts and my mom said the same thing about flowers and visits. She wanted the flowers and my visits before she left this world.

She told me she didn't want me going to her grave to mourn her and if I did she'd be mad at me. I honor her wishes and my visits to Fort Sam Houston (a couple of hours away) are far apart in time. Her love is my constant companion and visiting the grave just causes me pain.

She was wise and knew me well. I celebrate and honor her love everyday by striving to be the person she believed I was.

lina said...

A beautiful tribute, Jo.

Thanks for sharing. :)

RNSANE said...

Oh, my goodness, Jo, I missed this lovely post about your mom and I am so sorry. I didn't realize the 9th was the anniversary of her death. She looked so pretty the Easter before she died!