Sunday, February 21, 2010
I spent the day, with my Mom, it is her 90th Birthday! We had a wonderful visit...I took in 72 cupcakes, plenty for all of the folks, and staff... A bunch of balloons, that everyone loved... but unfortunately, Mom is blind, and can't see anything, anymore... We laughed, and talked about her childhood... When she was born, on the Farm, in Garner, Iowa... The Doctor came out, and told my Grandmother, that Mom wouldn't survive... she was too small... So Grandma put her in a shoe box, set the wood burning stove's warming oven, so it would just stay warm, and she saved Mom's life... Mom barely weighed 3 pounds.... Amazing... Mom said, Grandma just wouldn't give up... She had already lost a Son, in childbirth, she was determined to save Mom...Wonder what that doctor would say, today, on Mom's 90th? I put the song on, for Mom, that I remember my Dad, singing to her, when I was a child... They had quite a 'Love Story'... They loved each other so... but couldn't get along, for too long... They divorced, when I was 5, but never dated anyone else... They would live together, and those days were wonderful, until they didn't... Those days, were the worst... and then, back together, again... They always loved each other, and we had a nice visit, about Dad, too... She misses him so... I assured her, we will all be together again... He and my Sister Chery, and all of our family, friends and critter's too, are just waiting for us... It was a good day... 'til next time, Barb C.
Posted by Simply Iowa at 7:30 PM