I don't know about you, but it was really hard for me to get my head around the idea that my mom had a life prior to my existence.
She Played Accordion
She was in a dance recital
My Mom was determined to attend what was Oregon State College, now Oregon State University.
She picked beans and cherries in the fields and orchards around Salem, she checked groceries and worked in the canneries, and she made it .
She became a Teacher.
She became a wife. (She made her dress.)
We lost her in 2003. Over and over people said to us, I loved her laugh, the thing about your mom that I will miss is her laugh.
Happy Mothers Day Mom. Miss you much.