(sorry for only one picture, STILL don't have a computer so can't scan any photos)
here she is with Uncle Roger ( her little brother) and Aunt Kathryn (the best Aunt in THE world)
Mary Louise Grooms, named after her grandmother.
She is 83 today, yep 9/11
and she tells everyone that her birthday is now ruined!
Things have changed for her. She no longer dyes her hair, she has embraced her age. She will even tell people how old she is, now THAT is a big one.
She is know far and wide as the CARD LADY. She mails out at least 3 cards a day. Usually Birthday cards.. to almost anyone she has ever known... and their kids... and now grand kids.
My mom is enjoying her life and all her family! What more could there be?
There has been sadness, the love of her life (all of ours, my dad) died in 1988 and my sister Louisa died 12 years ago from breast cancer.
And that is something you just don't get over, but it has helped define her life.
Now she is up here...with me.... (which she will tell you that I made her move from her home of 50 years ) (and... I will add kicking and screaming)
My mom was the best mom, that was her job she never did work outside the home and she never drove. She taught me all about cleaning, and being organized and ALL ABOUT MAKING THINGS, sewing and creating!
Happy Birthday Mother!