My Mom, the most beautiful woman on earth…

Even though my mom lives almost 5 states away, I can walk around my house and be reminded of her everyday.

She has given me as presents, past down from family or friends or was with me when I found a treasure. (she is an original antique picker!)

Antique linens that she found at a thrift store that I use almost daily.

 Mom’s love for pewter has grown into a huge collections.  Here are a few bowls that she gave me to go with my small collection

She said to always plant a garden and lots of flowers..
Eat fresh vegetables..

Don’t worry about weeds in the garden.
We don’t have to be perfect..
Always have a pet, they feed your soul..

Do not be ashamed that we twist our hair..
(my sister, Kim, made this great picture!)
Always have my ticket ready..
by that she means, don’t dally, be prompt and don’t 
let others have to wait on you.

Enjoy the simple things in life..

Treasure things past down from past generations..

She made this angel to remind me
that Angels will always watch over me..

Always wear the best makeup I can afford..
Be creative..idle hands are a workshop for the devil.
Mom made these baskets for me.

 This is probably my favorite birthday present of all.
Hand embroidered Cow tea towels!
She outlined her hands and wrote:
“Made for Cindy with loving hands by Mom”
A birthday present to me from years ago so I
will  have water for the birds and small wild animals

A quilt she made me for Christmas along with the
mama cat and her baby..
Mom found these 100 yr old dishes and I bought them
for a song.   I use them often and think of her.

To always smile at others..

What my mother has taught me throughout my life is to 
just be myself.  To love unconditionally and deeply.
To not be prejudice against anyone or anything.
To think for myself and listen to my heart.
My mom is a very wise, intelligent lady who speaks her mind, loves to laugh and dance.   A woman’s libber before the term was coined, but always knows how to be a lady and handle herself with grace and style.

  Happy Mother’s day Mom!  Thank you for giving me life and wisdom to enjoy it!

I love you!