Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers and to the mothers of our regulars! I think it is no exaggeration to say that we could not have this blog without them and our blog mothers are widely viewed as the smartest, cleverest, and beautiful mothers in all of motherdom.

It is a perfect day here in Virginia for Mother’s Day. Leslie is on a bike trip with Jack and we are waiting with a feast for her turn with a bunch of flowers from our garden.

I hope all of our mothers have a wonderful and relaxing day today.

Jonathan Turley

19 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day!!!”

  1. I do trust all of the ideas you’ve presented to your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are very brief for novices. May just you please prolong them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

  2. Sodastream is awesome. I got my mom a really nice Swarovski crystal bracelet that she immediately put on with a big smile.

  3. Thank you, Blouise. I have had a wonderful Mother’s Day, and here’s to wishing everyone else one.

  4. M-O-T-H-E-R
    “M” is for the million things she gave me,
    “O” means only that she’s growing old,
    “T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
    “H” is for her heart of purest gold;
    “E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
    “R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
    Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
    A word that means the world to me.
    – Howard Johnson

    Happy Mothers Day

  5. Happy Mother’s Day to all with a special shout-out to Gene’s Mom for raising such a great friend!


    Wonderful brunch and I received my Sodastream which works beautifully so a special shout-out to your son for giving you yours and your suggesting it to me. The grandkids pooled their resources and bought it for me and were particularly thrilled because this year they actually knew what I wanted.

  6. Happy mothers Day to all the real moms…… And happy muthers day to all the real muthers wherever you are….and you know who you are…..

  7. Barkindog, my son has always been a great puppy. One day when he was about 4 (in people years, ahem) he told me that his father insisted that I was a “bitch.” SO he had worked out the following formula in his mind: “Bitches are female dogs; dogs like nature; nature is beautiful; it’s GREAT to be a bitch!”

  8. We dogs celebrate Mother’s Day. For some reason not Dog Fathers Day though. My litter had three different fathers. We are the opposite of mormons I guess.


    From Annie’s Mailbox:
    For Mother

    As I look back on my life,

    I find myself wondering . . .

    Did I remember to thank you,

    for all that you have done for me?

    For all of the times you were by my side,

    to help me celebrate my successes and accept my defeats?

    Or for teaching me the value of hard work, good judgment, courage and honesty?

    I wonder if I’ve ever thanked you for the simple things . . .

    The laughter, smiles and quiet times we’ve shared?

    If I have forgotten to express my gratitude,

    for any of these things,

    I am thanking you now . . .

    and I am hoping that you’ve known all along,

    how very much you are loved and appreciated.
    Dear Readers: Here’s one more, on the lighter side, that a reader in Connecticut found on the Internet and sent to us (author unknown):

    You Know You’re A Mom When . . .

    Your feet stick to the kitchen floor, and you don’t care.

    Popsicles become a food staple.

    Your favorite television show is a cartoon.

    Peanut butter and jelly is eaten at least once a day.

    You buy cereal with marshmallows in it.

    Spit is your No. 1 cleaning agent.
    Here’s more information: Mother’s Day was first conceived by Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia, after the death of her mother. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated only in Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. It was declared a national holiday in 1914, by presidential proclamation.

    The Guinness Book of World Records says the mother who gave birth to the most children was the wife of Russian Feodor Vassilyev. Her 69 children included 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

  10. Elaine M: YAY!!! Good for you! I wish you a whole nother generation!

    One time about ten years ago I was lucky enough to be able to share mother’s day with a five-generation family of mothers. My friend Jackie, her mother and grand mother, and her daughter and grand-daughter! I wish I had a picture of the five (It went tall, short, TALL, tall, short).

  11. Otteray Scribe, I’m sorry for your loss and your children’s loss, it definitely is “the big one.” I’m thinking of the evocative sound of those bagpipes.

  12. This is not a good Mother’s Day at our house. My two daughters and I have been dreading this first Mother’s Day since we lost her last year. See link:


    I ask that all of you whose mothers are still with you, to give your moms an extra hug for those mothers who have crossed that mysterious veil.

  13. Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers here and to our significant others in their Motherhood roles.

  14. This will be my best Mother’s Day to date because I’m a grandmother now. Can’t wait to celebrate this afternoon with my ninety-four-year-old mother, my daughter, and my beautiful little granddaughter.

  15. Professor Turley: It is a perfect day here in Virginia for Mother’s Day

    …uh…not for me.

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