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Sunday, May 8, 2016

How To Fix The World

One of my Facebook finds:

Some of the fondest memories I have of both my mother and my grandmother involve sitting on the front porch of this old house, the last remaining family homestead. We sat around sipping lemonade — and never discussed politics.

I miss you, Mom and Wawa — especially on Mother's Day.


  1. That brings to mind a quote that seems appropriate:

    “The past beats inside me like a second heart.”

    1. Curmudgeon,
      Beautiful sentiment! And true.

  2. _______ MOTHER (1915) ________

    I've been around the world, you bet,
    but never went to school.
    Hard knocks are all I seem to get.
    Perhaps, I've been a fool.

    But still some educated folks,
    supposed to be so swell,
    would fail if they were called upon
    a simple word to spell.

    Now, if you put me to the test,
    there's one dear name that I can
    spell the best.....

    M is for the million things she gave me.
    O means only that she's growing old.
    T is for the tears were 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.

    ~ first published 1916

    1. FT,
      That song dates back to that era? I didn't know that!

      Thanks for posting those words.

  3. Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Stepmoms, and Surrogate Moms out there.
    If you ever mothered someone, even a student, you deserve a thank you!

  4. Castoria Fletcher said

    I protest any celebration of "mothers day" as sexist, bigoted, backward, and culturally chauvinistic. Likewise the celebration of anything called "fathers day."

    To be fair we should combine the two and call it "parents day."

    The day of the stay at home mom is past. The of the stay at home dad has arrived.

    Transgenders are now storing their own spermatozoa and ova so they can become mother and fathers. So when are we going to see "transgendered parents day?"

    Stories like "My Mother Is Really My Father" and "I'm So Proud That My Daughter Became My Son" will soon become routine.

    And you cling to these culturally insensitive outmoded traditions inherently cruel to the LGBT community. Shame on you!

    1. http://ed-bonderenka.blogspot.com/2016/05/happy-mothers-day.html

  5. AOW... you might have something there... the loss of our front porches and the seclusion behind block walls and other fences has, I believe, has certainly contributed to alienating us from our neighbors.

    Happy Mom's Day...

    1. So true, Dave....I wish we could change that!

  6. Very Nice sentiment AOW. Yes, those were the days when we were one culture without question,

  7. Yes, it never occurred to us to talk POLITICS with Mom. Now it's much of what Mom and I discuss (mostly in DISgust!)

    Lovely memories, AOW...beautiful post. Your mother and grandmother are blessed for you to remember them so well.


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