Happy Mother’s Day and More Birthday Fun

I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day! I know that everyone says that they had the Best Mom in the World, but I know I really did. (That determination comes from theories espoused by Ralph’s Mom…who was also the best Mother in the World and loved each of her grandchildren more than all the others.  Anyone who knew Granny will understand that! 😉  )

But on to My Wonderful Mother!

She was Gorgeous!

This is the only photo I can find at the moment, but I think it illustrates my point!  My Mom knew how to dress up.  I believe this was an anniversary night out sometime in the Sixties.

She loved my sister Ele and Me the most until this little guy came along…

This may have been the happiest day of her life, when her great-grandson Michael Joseph IV came home from the hospital.   This will always remain one of my favorite photos of her.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom…I Miss You…

Now on to another Birthday celebration.  My sister, Ele’s birthday is next weekend but because of the fact that our friend Jim is visiting this weekend, we started the festivities early.  Never fear…they Will continue!

I realized that since I’m still not feeling too well, I never got a photo of the Birthday Girl or anyone else…just the food.  Well, perhaps, that’s as it should be!

Pizza for the second Saturday in a row…hmmm….I’d better  not comment on that!

My slice…I won’t say it didn’t have some friends…from Picasso’s.  We are Never disappointed when we order from there!

The Birthday Girl decided she wanted an ice cream cake and that’s what she got!

My slice…

This was really delicious and made me feel a lot better.  You did know that ice cream has magical curative powers, didn’t you?! 😉

That’s it for the partying at the moment.  There will of course be more celebrations next week so settle in.  After this I think we’ll be Birthdayed out for a while.

Once again, Happy Mother’s Day.  Tell your Mom how much you love her today and every day while you can.  I Love You, Mom!!

 

 

 

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10 responses to “Happy Mother’s Day and More Birthday Fun

  1. Your mother was beautiful–and you both have that gorgeous smile!

    I think we’re going to have pizza today. I certainly hope so after seeing those pictures! 🙂

    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  2. What a lovely post! Your mother was gorgeous and I agree with Dana…you have the same smile!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend and your Mother’s Day Fran!

    • Thanks, Ameena and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you! As we get older, I think that Ele and I look more and more like Mom. I need to find some of her “fashion” photos from the 30’s and 40’s to post. They’re pretty incredible!

  3. Weighting For 50

    What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She was indeed gorgeous, and in both pictures, her warmth and spunk come through in her amazing smile!!! Enjoy your Mother’s Day Fran!!!

  4. She was the best mom in the world. Even though she made it her life’s work to drive me cazy everyday, I miss her always. It just isn’t the same without her. She was so beautiful, so stylish, so nice, even to this day at work there are people who look at me in a distrusting manner until they find out that I am Eleanor Benson’s daugher….then, everything is OK!

    • Of course, it is…she taught us to be good people. We aren’t good everyday (I know for sure that I’M not…) But we know how to be good and I think people see that in us. Mom was wonderful and always ready to be supportive of us in whatever we did. We also always knew we’d get the truth from her. I miss her so much.

  5. that is a FABULOUS photo of your mom, fran! she’s got a zip in her eye! i bet she was a wonderful woman to be around!
    i do appreciate my mom: we chat every day on the phone and are genuine friends. thank you for the reminder to say I LOVE YOU whenever we can.
    happy sunday! i love how your may is SO filled with bday celebrations!

    • Thanks, Cathy! I have to dig out some more of her photos and do a fashion show one day when my life is boring and I have nothing to say! She really was terrific. I love seeing what a close bond you have with your Mom. And then there’s Grandma!! Yes…lots of May birthdays.

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