Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Mother’s Day to remember them with a smile

Mother’s Day is a hard day for me….has been since I lost my Mom all those years ago, so my guys celebrated it with me on Friday and took me out to Dinner and gave me two gift cards….Hobby Lobby and Michaels! How much better can it be???? It seems it is better if we do my Mother’s Day celebration on a different day.

So I am going to show you the women who were important Mom’s in my life:

Lois Jane Harstad

My lovely Mom Lois Jane Harstad Burgess. I just love this photo!!!! She looks so young and sweet. We had such a short time together, but she is in my heart every single day! Happy Mother’s Day Mom!!!!!

Josephine Gladys Reinhard 20 years old NO2

Her mother, Josephine Gladys Reinhard Harstad. I just love this photo also, the dress she has on is so very pretty, and I only knew my grandma with white, not grey but white hair. She had to be in her 20’s here.

Emma (Severson) Burgess victorian time

This is my Dad’s mom, Emma Severson Burgess. She was way ahead of her time….left her tiny town to work in the big city…Minneapolis. That is where she met my grandpa. They came back to Eau Claire to take care of her ailing father. Grandma Burgess could be harsh, but she loved us all.

RoseMary Burgess 1946

Emma’s lovely daughter and my wonderful Aunt, Rosemary Burgess Wollum.

This is a special special lady to me! I just got to be with her on my vacation and I cherish any and all time we get to have together!

And a special Mom that was there for me all those years my Mom couldn’t be….

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This is my husband Wayne’s Mom, Priscilla Dean Scribner McClay.

Our first year or so was really rocky, but thru the years she was my support, my mentor and more than that my dear friend, She died 11 years ago this May….I miss her still.

Please, if you have your Mom with you still, be sure to let her know how much she means to you! I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!



17 comments:

Lisa said...

Very sweet! They never leave us as we have parts of them that make us who we are.
Happy Mother's day!
Hugs, Lisa

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing these women in your life, the photos are beautiful.

And yes, those were perfect gifts!!!!

May you day tomorrow be blessed!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a wonderful post, Sandy. Looks like you've had alot of special women in your life. And I think it's a great idea to celebrate on a different day. That way it can be all about YOU!
Happy Mother's Day!
xo,
Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What great ladies! What great guy's you have to give you the most coveted gift certificate in a crafters life! We are going to get our first Hobby Lobby in Orlando, I can't wait!

Scrap for Joy said...

I love old portrait photographs like these. There is an elegant beauty in each of these women's pictures. How lucky you are to have these Sandy. My Mom has been gone for 33 tears and I miss her every day but especially on Mother's Day. I, too, was blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law and I miss her, too.
What great kids and husband you have...perfect gifts! Have a great day.
xoxo
Joyce

Mica said...

thank you for sharing. I could not imagine it without my mom. I am sorry she is not here with you now... The pictures are all wonderful...such beautiful women in your life. Thanks for sharing.Happy Mothers Day to you!!! Mica/The Child's Paper

Into Vintage said...

Happy Mother's Day Sandy :-) Always a little bittersweet for me as I lost my mother too soon too. I think of her every day. Sounds like you received the perfect Mother's Day gifts!! -amy

Creative Breathing said...

Sandy, What a beautiful tribute to the mothers in your life. May your own be close to your heart today. Elizabeth

Jenny said...

Sandy, sending you a hug on this day of memories. You are following in all these women's footsteps. Strong, lovely, creative and loving. They must all be so proud of you!

Linda said...

How lucky you are to have had these beautiful women in your life. Happy Mother's Day...have fun shopping!

Deborah said...

You have been blessed with many wonderful role models. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and stories.

sewingseeds4U said...

What a beautiful post...I am blessed to still have my mom but I lost my mother in law three years ago and the ache is still there. She was a wonderful, godly woman...I was blessed to have her in my life.

craftyles said...

Beautiful pictures and thoughts. My Mom has been gone for almost 4 years so I know how much you must miss your Mom. I'm glad you had a great mother in law.

Nan said...

Sandy it's wonderful you have all these old photos, not everyone does. Nice tribute to them all.

Kari said...

Those old photo's are beautiful. I'm sorry about your mom. Its why to this day, I keep Mothers Day very low key for my mom. Her mom was her best friend (and incredible!) and I know it is such a sad day for my mom.
I'm jealous about Wisconsin, I want to go somewhere with REALLY old stuff!!!

fake handbags said...

Impressive photos. It does looks old but i'm pretty sure it's really memorable.

Jamie (McLaughlin) Peterson said...

I love your old photos, Sandy. I lived up the block from RoseMary and Dale Wollum when I was a young girl. Their daughter Jackie and I were the best of friends, and unfortunately I lost track of her long ago... Both RoseMary and Dale were truly wonderful to me and their home was a home away from home for me. I miss that entire family!

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