Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

My mom would be 58 today. She was born November 13, 1952. It was not unusual for her birthday to fall on a Friday....Friday the 13th, none the less. She always joked about Friday the 13th being her birthday. I also remember my mom always being pleased that all three of her children were born on a Friday. I figured that this was just a convenient day of the week for two very busy parents. I never really checked this little fun fact out, but today....in honor of my mother, I did. I used this birthday calculator. Sure enough, we were all born on Friday. I thought there was a chance she was born on a Friday, but no....my mom came into this world on a Thursday.

She always loved this little poem. In fact, when she had my youngest sister, someone gave her a little porcelain box with these words on it.

Monday's Child is fair of face,
Tuesday's Child is full of grace,
Wednesday's Child is full of woe,
Thursday's Child has far to go,
Friday's Child is loving and giving,
Saturday's Child works hard for a living,
But the Child that is born on the Sabbath Day,
Is witty and wise and good and gay!

58 Things that Remind Me of My Mom
Yellow Roses
Soup Terrines
My Sisters
Pot Roast
My Hands
Dishes
Table Settings
OU Football
Faberge Eggs
NCAA Basketball
My Boys (Sons and Nephews)
Needlepointing
My Living Room Chairs
Tulsa
Birthday Parties
Herend China
My Wedding Ring
Cross Necklaces
Bedlam
New York City
Gardening
Birkenstocks
Utica Square
Homework
Tuna Casserole
Daffodils
Catalogues
Harry Chapin
Little "yippy" dogs
a good meal
Christmas Stockings
Antique Stores
Books
Spring
My Uncles
Awesome Kitchen's
Fresh Flowers
Lalique
Note Cards
Polishing Silver
Sapulpa
Diet Coke
Her Maroon Leather Briefcase
Little League Baseball
Crane Scissors
Ladybugs
Williams Sonoma
Italian Gardens
Birthday Lunches
Skipping Breakfast
Red Shoes
Souther Living Cookbooks
New Mexico
Silent Night
Staffordshire Dogs
April 14
October 5
January 29

5 comments:

Torry Turnbow said...

beautiful, just beautiful. I can't wait to read more of your blogs! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Cindy said...

Amy, I love this post. Your mom would have loved it also.

Anonymous said...

A very touching tribute. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Amy said...

A very touching tribute. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
- Amy Carrera

Marcie said...

I loved this. I lost my Mother this past Mother's Day and this post brought tears to my eyes. I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea and put my list on my blog (if I ever get it going again).