Friday, April 11, 2014

TWO PEAS IN A POD

This week I've been thinking a lot about my mom.  Maybe because we are getting close to going to my brother's Memorial Service and staying a night in my hometown where many memories of my mom are stored in my heart.   I know mom and Hal are having a great reunion.

Here she is in her little kitchen.  The kitchen I share with her the 18 years before I left for college.  I know why I love my little kitchen and love cooking, baking, trying new recipes, making the presentation attractive.  Because of her!   A tablecloth and fresh flowers (from her garden) and the best Banana Cake you ever tasted.  It wasn't light and fluffy, NO, it was two layers of heavy moist rich banana cake, and the frosting thick and white and after school, a piece of that made any bad day, OK.

When I found this picture of my mom in her kitchen, I immediately thought of the picture Don had taken of me in our little kitchen, and I said... "Yes...Mom, we're two peas in a pod."   How I miss you, but I think what I learned from you, and how I practice it daily, would make you proud.   (And mom, I know you never tried to BBQ cookies) HaHa.

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  1. Aw, this is so sweet! :) You know what they say...things just taste better in small houses (kitchens). :)

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    1. They do have their advantages...I can reach everything with only one turn...who can do that...HaHa

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  2. I am sure that your Mom would be so very proud of you and your cooking and baking abilities and the fact that you are so willing to share your cookies with all. I hope that she and your brother are indeed having a wonderful time together. xx

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    1. Amy, no one could ask for a better mom, teacher and role model.

      Thanks for your kind words....

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    1. She was a beautiful, gentle godly woman. I was bless to grow up under her love and care.

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  4. I love that you put the two photos face to face.
    Beautiful ladies, beautiful food, and beautiful examples.

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    1. Is she making some toffee?

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    2. Martha, I couldn't believe how much they are alike. Takes my breath away. You know it would either be her toffee, or that banana cake.

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  5. How precious to see these two photos. I developed my love of home and homemaking from my mom and grandma. I feel close to them til today when I am enjoying "HOME" God bless your weekend.

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    1. I was surprised how closely they are in every detail. Even aprons and hairstyles...

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  6. I don't think I've heard you speak about your brother's memorial service. I'm so sorry. These are such sweet photos. No, it doesn't take much for the sentimental journey to start at the glimpse of a photo, or a certain smell in the kitchen. Yes, she would be proud. You are an incredible. woman!

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    1. My brother, 10 years younger than me, passed away Feb. 27. Had battled cancer two years. I was there and got to visit before he passed, and now we will celebrate his life at the Memorial in a couple weeks.
      Thanks for your kind words Bonnie.

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  7. The best tribute you can have for your mother is doing things the way she had done!! Bless you and all that you do!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Old habits are hard to break...and I'm glad. She was a great role model.

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  8. Lovely words for your Mom...
    I feel the same way about my Mom♥️
    Hope my kids feel the same way about me...
    Enjoy your weekend..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks Linda...coming from a wonderful cook yourself...love hearing your menu's a I do copy you a lot...HaHa

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  9. Wow! Those photos are fantastic. So sorry about your brother losing his fight against cancer. God bless you, Tammy

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    1. Isn't it amazing how close they look to each other, and yet the one of my mom was taken probably 1962.

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  10. That is a great picture of both of you side by side. I know she must be looking down on you with a smile on her face!

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    1. It was so funny when I found her picture, and knew we had one of me very similar. Yes, I think she's smiling too.

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  11. I love your sweet dedication to your mother and yes, you really are two peas in a pod. Apropos. ..almost even sporting the same hair style. and you know how lovely it is to see a woman wearing dress or skirt these days? Rarely happens but love that. ..even when cooking..in style I suppose! :)

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    1. MMm....I just that kind of girl...love my skirts. I may be part gypsy. HaHa..Also love big earrings.

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  12. What a delightful tribute to your Mother. Have a great evening and a wonderful Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Patty. I think it's wonderful you still have your mom.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment! I appreciate it. I actually think I will blog about my expericence, I want to connect with others!!! Love the 2 pictures of you adn your mom. :-)

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    1. Linda...that's what I did in 2009. It was great therapy for me, and I met so many friends that had a similar experience like mine. You will connect with others because so many of us have been there.

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  14. What a wonderful TWIN picture of you and your Mom. What a blessing that you had such a close, loving relationship with your Mom. That is a true gift from God. xo Diana

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    1. One of the biggest blessings in my life, my mom ~ right up there with my hubby, kids and grandkids. I'm a blessed woman.

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  15. Bookends! What a dear post. Praying for you as you travel back to your hometown. This saying goodbye is never easy.

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    1. I love that Vee.."Bookends". Thanks for your prayers.

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  16. What lovely tribute to your mom Wanda soundd she was so sweet. I cooked witj my mom always and love it, now she doesn't cook but she love all I make:)

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