Sunday, May 10, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

May 11, 1917: My Mother was born in Brockton, Massachusetts.
I'm not sure how old she is here, but I just adore this picture of her!
Her parents were from Sweden and emigrated here around the
turn of the century. They were a handsome couple and produced two
very beautiful children: my Uncle Eldon, and then my Mom, seven years later.

This is Mom's high school graduation picture, which she
sent to her grandparents in Sweden. It was later found by my cousin Eva (in Sweden) and then she graciously copied it
and sent it to me. My Dad certainly had the eye for a pretty girl, and our daughter looks very much like my Mom.

So today, we not only celebrated Mothers' Day, but also my Mom's 92nd birthday. Our friend Bobbie and her Mom Jill joined us, along with our daughter....her husband celebrated the day with his Mom and Grandmother. Bobbie, at my request, made the most delicious Boston Cream Pie and also brought the 9 and 2 candles. Just as she was about to place the candles on the cake, she whispered to me, what if I make your Mom 29? Great idea! Mom's eyesight is not that good, and I honestly thought that she would not notice...but she did, and she had a great laugh over it!

So here's Bobbie lighting the candles

and here's Mom blowing them out!
It was a great day, spent with wonderful friends and an
incredible family!



Gerrie said...

Your Mom was indeed a young beauty. How lucky you are to have her in your life even though I know that it adds stress.

Hope you have had a great Mom's day for yourself.

Did you see what I got? You will have to got to FB. I haven't blogged about it yet.

connie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I am sure you enjoyed having the day with your mom. Happy Mothers Day...

Terry said...

How wonderful to celebrate a 92nd birthday. You are a lucky family. Happy Mothers Day!

Eva said...

Happy birthday to your Mom!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum! How about a recipe for the Boston (cream?) cake on your recipe page - it looks just scrumptious. I'm not sure what it is. My birthday this week, doesn't that mean yours is also pretty close? And hey, how cool are the soles of your sandals? Do some stamping, quickly. XX

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful post and an adorable picture of your Mom!! Such a beautiful SVENSKA FLICHA!! She does not look a bit like you, LOL!!!!!
i am so glad that your Mum enjoyed the candle switch!! d you all ahve a recent 3 generations of Women pic??? Youa nd your daughter and your mom?? I ahve one from the late 80's and I treasure it!! If you don't have a recent one- get one taken!!!

Eva Hagbjärn said...
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Eva Hagbjärn said...

Please send my regards and a hug to your Mom today!!!!

Happy Mothers' Day one day to late :/

We are celebrating Mothers’ Day the 31st of May here in Sweden.

Lovely pics on your Mom and friends!

Kram “Cousin” Eva

Anonymous said...

In the first photo of your mom, it's as though I'm seeing Kristin! I'm glad you enjoyed Mother's Day as we did here with Jacinto III, Alejandra and the grandkids.
Carol (your sister-in-law)

TextileTraveler said...

My mom's birthday is 5/9, so it often falls on or near Mother's Day. The older she gets (she's 85 this year), the more blessed I feel to still have her with me. Looks like you all had a great time! Thanks for sharing what will be life-long memories.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Oh, I didn't see the Birtday wishes for me until now.
Thank you, thank you and sorry for being blind!!!!!!