Thursday, May 7, 2015


She gave me my passion for gardening. She was with me when I bought my first antique, and she was junking right alongside me at my first flea market. She taught me how to sew and how to drive. She could make potato pancakes and dumplings like no one else. She was a quiet woman who could surprise you with her wit. I lost my Mom on February 12th, two days after her 90th birthday. My sister and I were at her side, each holding one of her hands, Thank You God. Rest in peace sweet Mama.


barncat (Lisa) said...

So, so sorry Carol. I know it's hard but I'm glad you were with her. I love the picture of her you've posted.


Oh, Carol...what a blessing that you were there..may you feel God's peace during these days and more so on Mom's day.

Rob and Monica said...

I'm so sorry, Carol! Know that she is smiling down from heaven upon you every moment, always with a smile of love and great pride. She is still beside you for all of your adventures! (Rob)

Mecky said...

I am very sorry, Carol.

Sandy said...

So very sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a mom.
Take good care of yourself.

acorn hollow said...

so sorry on the loss of your mom it is hard for sure. Love the picture.

ThrifterSisters said...

What a wonderful tribute, Carol. You were all lucky to have each other :-)


Anonymous said...

Aw! A precious pic of your sweet mom. Sorry you had to say goodbye. ♥

PS I've missed you!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thinking of you this Mother's day. Extra hugs!!

Unknown said...

Ah Carol....hang on to those memories! I am glad you got to have her in your life for so long.....

Margaret said...

I'm just sending you a great big ole hug :) Maggie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Am extra hug this mom's day. She definitely taught you all the important things in life! xo

Annette said...

Carol, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. The picture you posted of your mom is so precious, and I love the memories you shared of her. She will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rose of Sharon said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your dear precious mother.

Wooden Picnic Bench said...

I'm sorry about your loss. You were all lucky to have each other :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello Carol, I've been enjoying the photo you posted of your darling Christmas girls in the box since last year. It inspired me to begin collecting similar figurines. I just bought 4 online last night and today. I then began searching for your photo again and came across this blog about your mother. I am so very sorry for your loss, I know it's been several months, but I too know how hard it is to lose your parents. Your photo of you mother is precious and it looks and sounds like she had such a wonderful spirit. It also sounds like you've learned so much from her. What a gift to have her for so long, 90 years is fantastic! I too lost my father this summer after his 90th bday. I can imagine that this holiday season will be fraught with memories of her, please take solace in them and enjoy your treasured vintage items, which I can only imagine bring you closer to your mother each time you look at them.
I hope you don't mind but I took a screehshot and it's on my home computer desktop. That way even if I unable to collect such darling figurines, I can enjoy them each time I look at my computer.
Thank you very much for your blog and your spirit and your creativity.
Much fondness and Happy thoughts... Judy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So sorry for your loss. Hope you are doing well. Happy holidays!

janice15 said...

I have had such a hard time with my mama passing on its barely going to be two years in March and I too was at my mamas side me and my son. I relive that moment over and over and the days before most difficult. May we both find comfort somehow. Happy New Year with love Janice

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