Happy Birthday, Mom


My mother, age 18

Today would have been my mother’s 81st birthday. She has been gone since 1998. It’s hard to believe.

My mother didn’t knit or crochet. She never learned how. But she sure did do a lot of sewing! Especially when we were little, she sewed so many little dresses and shirts–I have no idea how she found the time. Back in those days we were dirt poor, and Walmart had not yet been invented. So the best way to have nice, inexpensive clothing was to make them yourself.


My mother, high school senior picture

My mother taught me to sew at an early age, and I was making doll clothes long before I arrived in high school and took my first home economics class. Needless to say, I was pretty sure I already knew more about sewing than the teacher did! And maybe I did. After all, my mother was a pretty good teacher!

So, today, no showing off of my own wares: This day is dedicated to my Mommy–I miss you still……

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