Friday, April 13, 2007

NO FRUIT FOR MOTHER.

He left us apparently to broaden his choices.
But what am I going to do now with four children
and only one wage packet. I’ll manage, somehow.
Now where did I put my list, ah there it is.
4 apples, 4 Pears, 4 oranges, 4 bananas.
I’ll just have to tighten my belt a little



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Early this morning I posted a 55 which I had dashed off in order to have something to write. I wasn't happy with it so I asked my brother for his opinion, "Not up to your usual standard" ,he replied. I deleted it. Better not to post than to post something that I felt was substandard.



As I was going about my morning tasks, seeing to my children's needs and picking up after them, an old memory of my Mother's shopping habits came back to me. I didn't understand its significance as a child, but I do now. Thankyou Mum.



I have few pictures of my Mother this one is from my wedding day.

30 comments:

G-Man said...

It's amazing how 55 little words causes us to think so much...
Very nice Cathy, The story, and your Mom's mini tribute....
You play very well. xoxox

G-Man said...

You looked Radiant by the way!!!

..or was it the Ouzo?

And it feels so good to be back in my very special #1 spot..Galen xo

puerileuwaite said...

He was (is?) an idiot. The bride still knows how to rock and roll, BTW.

Queenie said...

cathy you are gorgeous. Mums are so special and so are you. I don't belive anything you do could be substandard.

cathy said...

g-man, Champagne. A whole bottle otherwise I would have bottled out!

Puerileuwaite, I endorse that comment wholeheartedly.

queenie, you obviously haven't read my chicken nugget recipe.lol

dana barnett said...

Hey Cath,Welcome to the club!!!He is a prick!!!yOU ARE BETTER WITHOUT HIM!!!Take care of your self and your kiddo's...Get child suport,I know I am...




Dana.Write back asap

Matt-Man said...

Nice pic Cathy. I miss my mom. Have a swell weekend and Cheers!!

Magatha said...

I miss my mother too. She died in 2005. My sister lost her mom in March 2005 and her husband left her with absolutely no warning on July 1, 2005. She's just recently 'recovering' from it. It's a hard business. Your blog is beautiful, sad and cheerful at the same time. I'm glad I visited. I will again.

I suspect you are a reader. There is a terrific novel by an Italian woman on the subject currently close to your heart. The English title is "The Days of Abandonment" by Elena Ferrante. It is a very intense book filled with raw emotions. Fair warning. Some people find solace in identifying with the characters in novels, some don't. You know which one you are.

Dan said...

Cathy, what a nice tribute to your mom. You and she are sweethearts. Now I'm thinking about my mom, who has been through so much in the past six months.

Moms can be really wonderful.

By the way, those four children are fruitarians, I see! :)

val said...

Your mu looks happy and proud. Your heart-shaped face is so refined!

As for the poem, seems things haven't changed in many decades (probably centuries).I know my aunt used to do without so that her husband and children could eat well. Her spine crumbled in later life. What a price to pay.

lime said...

your 55 conjures up many of my own memories as a child....

cathy said...

Dana, scroll down a bit.

Matt man, I'll try to do a more cynical post next week so that I don't ruin you completely:)

Magatha, glad you like it. Your garden pics often cheer me up.My mother is still alive but I don't get to see much of her since I moved to Greece.

Dan, Well something to do with fruit anyway:)

Val, yep my mum has back problems too,among other things.

Lime,I hope they aren't sad ones.

dana barnett said...

Now I feel like a real nitwiT!!![SORRY]!!!!!!!!!!!!!I HAD MY DAUGHTER AND I WAS DOING ALOT AT THE TIME+WAITING ON MY GLASSES+WELL I GUESS I HAD MY EX ON MY MIND ALSO.I AM VERY SORRY STUPID ME....YOUR MOTHER AND YOU LOOK VERY HAPPY AND CLOSE....YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE HAD HER BY YOU ON THAT BLESSED DAY!!!!THAT I'M AFRAID I SHALL MOST LIKIY NEVER EXS.[MOTHER IS THE NAME FOR GOD ON THE LIP'S AND HEART'S OF ALL CHILDREN]....I LOVE MY MOTHER WITH ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL MY HEART...FOR INFINITY................



dana.

Michael said...

Much better.

dana barnett said...

Sorry to Cathy and her hubby!!!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Your 55 words say so much!

Thank you for sharing the photo. Thanks to your mom for you.

Blessings and much shalom!

MONA said...

my cathy! what a lovely photo of yours. You look great!!!

LOL @ the mensuration alliteration
persuation at TOPS's

You rock Girl!

btwn.I like the 55 too :)

Love

gab said...

Cute pic. Its nice to have one with you and your mom together. I wish I had one of me and my mom. Now its too late

ann said...

Hi Cathy... wow what have I missed?

Your 55 is very powerful... I see it elicited some great responses

Ah mums... well that's we are. A lovely picture of you and yours on your wedding day. One to treasure and cherish.

My mother came to stay for the Passover... she was here for ten days, bless her.

hope you and yours are well and have a lovely weekend... gonna go and see what goodies you got over at the other place

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

dana barnett said...

Morning Cathy,I hope your not mad at me,[Had a hard night last night]I hope to hear from you soon....

Tina said...

Cathy, your story brought tears to my eyes...it amazes me how you can say so much in only 55 words.Thanx for another great one, dear friend.

cathy said...

Dana I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to your comments. I've been rather busy the last couple of days. I wasn't upset by your comment, It was just a misunderstanding so don't worry about it.

cathy said...

michael, thank you dear brother.

ss nick, I find the 55 word limit helps me to think more clearly.

mona, thanks glad to see you're feeling better

gab, sorry to hear about your mum but it is the memories more than the pictures that matter.

ann, lovely to hear from you as always. so glad you had the chance to spend time with family during your celebrations. see you at "the other place" LOL.

Tina, glad you liked it, I can't wait to see yours when you get round to it.And whatever you do don't mention curtains to me!

dana barnett said...

Thankyou Cathy!!!




Dana.ps I hope you get all that needs to be done,done....

G-Man said...

Good Day Cathy,
Thanks for all the great Oscar comments...
G-Man loves that stuff!
Glad it struck a chord..

Enemy of the Republic said...

I keep meaning to try this. Thanks for the link and the comments on my silly blog.

Groovy Lady said...

I bet you're a really cool mom. :)

Great picture of you and your mother! Very sweet, you both look so happy and she looks so pleased.

I think you have us all thinking about our moms now.

cathy said...

Dana, the day I die one thing is sure some task will remain undone so I try not to get too stressed about chores.

G-man I'll be popping round for coffee shortly:)


enemy otr, all blogs are silly, and none!

groovy lady, All mums are just trying their best unless they are really twisted.

cathy said...

email from mother in response to this post.

Hi Cathy,

Thanks for the lovely accolade but I did nothing special - just did what mothers do and sometimes I made mistakes along the way - but again, Thank you for the lovely thought.

God Bless, Take care

Love you,

MUM XXXX

Logophile said...

Oh Cath,
wow
just wow

Amazingly poignant and beautiful.
Well done.