Saturday Night Genealogy Fun:
For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you:
(1) This is Mother's Day weekend, and I have been thinking about my mother — the family times, the hard times, the wonderful times.
(2) For SNGF this week, write a tribute to your mother. It can be any length. What do you remember about her, and what did you learn from her?
(3) Share your tribute or memories in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or other social media. Please leave a comment on this post if you post something elsewhere.
I learned many valuable lessons from my mother. I learned tolerance and openmindedness, because my parents had friends of many different backgrounds — black, Hispanic, Indian, Vietnamese, gay — in a time when that was not common. I learned forgiveness and love, because my mother welcomed my father's first wife and my half-sister into our home, and they lived with us. I learned intellectual curiosity, because my mother always encouraged her children to read, study, and expand their minds. I learned to appreciate language, because she played games with it and made it fun. I learned fearlessness, because she always told me I could do and be anything I wanted. I learned to be adventurous, because she emphasized that we should be willing to try almost anything once. And I learned so much about my family, because she and her mother talked about relatives and let me know who they were.
There is no tombstone for my mother with numbers on either side of a dash, because she chose to be cremated. But I don't need a tombstone to remember her.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A Tribute to Your Mother
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Based on what you have written here, I would have liked your mom. Very nice tribute. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary. She was a pretty likable person. :)Delete
Your mother sounds like a very special woman with a generous spirit and a big heart.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I think she was indeed.Delete
Lovely tribute! Your mom sounds very special.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I think she was special, but I may be biased. :)Delete
Sweet tribute. My mother has a gravestone but she doesn't have an obit. So, I can relate in a different way.ReplyDelete
Have you considered writing an obit for her now?Delete
Beautiful tribute to a special lady and a wonderful photo, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks. It's amazing to me to look at that photo and realize I'm only 2 years old!Delete