Mother’s Day: This ‘n That


My friend Nellie sent the following:


Real Mothers don’t eat quiche;
They don’t have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
Are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn’t come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don’t want to know what
The vacuum just sucked up..

Real Mothers sometimes ask ‘Why me?’
And get their answer when a little
Voice says, ‘Because I love you best.’

Real Mothers know that a child’s growth
Is not measured by height or years or grade…
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother…

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE – My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE – My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother doesn’t really know quite everything.

14 YEARS OF AGE – Naturally, Mother doesn’t know that, either.

16 YEARS OF AGE – Mother? She’s hopelessly old-fashioned.

18 YEARS OF AGE – That old woman? She’s way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE – Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 YEARS OF AGE – Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.

45 YEARS OF AGE – Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE – Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The Beauty of a Woman

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she
Shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Please send this to 5 Moms today.
If you don’t, nothing bad will happen,
But if you do, something good
Will: You’ll boost a Mother’s spirits

Thanx to Nellie, who did not have the source, so if anyone knows the source, please email it to me:


These are squares from scraps that I knitted for my daughter’s midwife. Now I will make squares for the African project described here.

My friend and reader Debbie sent me information about knitting or crocheting squares for children in Africa suffering from AIDS. If you are interested, go to

This info is from Lion’sBrand Yarn, who helps support this cause.

Knit-a-Square’s role is to provide warmth by collecting handknit or crocheted squares from all over the world that are then stitched together locally by the Soweto Comfort Club, a church group in South Africa, to create blankets for children in Soweto and Johannesburg, South Africa areas, including those helped by Hotel Hope.

Knit-a-Square began when Sandy McDonald, the webmaster of Knit-a-Square who was born in Zimbabwe, and her mother Zanny were visited by aunt Ronda. Ronda told them about the efforts of her church group in Johannesburg, South Africa to help children living in terrible poverty and the chilly, below zero winters that these children faced. Ronda kept some cheap blankets in her car to give to children begging on the streets, but it was not enough. So Ronda and Sandy began Knit-a-Square to provide good quality, warm blankets to the suffering children of South Africa.

Below is a photo of a mother giraffe and her baby. I actually have this as a poster and I believe the title is : Baby’s First Kiss!
Since I love giraffes and they do live in Africa, I chose this to accompany the knit-a-square project announcement as part of acknowledging mothers (and their children) for Mother’s Day.


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