Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Best Friend......

Nice view Mom.......
As we truck through life, we meet many people and make many friends.  Throughout life, I've made a few and lost a few for various reasons.  But one friend was always there, even when I thought she was the bitter enemy at times.
Chyla getting a treat, Raider waiting impatiently

Ozzy... a distant cousin to Raider and Chyla
She gave me fashion advise and make-up tips and listened while I whined and yelled and even put me in my place a time or 12.
Bathrooms were closed, we made yellow snow that day..
I never thought she was cool when I was young, but she drove me by Steve Prices' house every Saturday morning at the right time when he was mowing his lawn with his shirt off, slapped me across the face when I needed it and taught me discipline.  She showed me the meaning of hard work and I used to be embarrassed by her outfits, but now I realize she wore the clothes she wore because she sacrificed fashion and only got her hair done twice a year for us kids.  She made me do my chores and taught me consequences as a young girl, then set me up on a blind date with the man I ended up marrying and loving for 28 years.....
On top of the world... Or Mt. Rose Summit, same thing.......
 I wore hand me down clothing a lot and now I realize it was because she wanted to give me the brand names we couldn't afford.  If I ever need to cry, laugh, talk or just complain she is always there to listen.  Tomorrow I need to do my laundry.  I know I can count on her...so Mom... See you at 9 am.  PS.  I take my coffee with cream and artificial sweetner........
The straw that broke the camels back.

2 comments:

Elaine said...

Aw, thanks, Bubba! I just finished my coffee, but we can make some more or use the yummy Hills Bros English Toffee Cappuccino instant.

Liz said...

I completely agree! Mom - you're not allowed to die. Ever. Just sayin'... Lisa - artificial sweetener (unless it's Stevia) causes cancer. I just had to say that because I'm on a health kick (again).