My Mother

On The 24th Of October My Mother Would Have Been 106 Years Old

Breast cancer shortened her life to 79 years. Hate any cancer.

Some years ago I posted a Mother’s Day Recap. Time for a repeat.

In a recent post Bishop John H. Taylor quoted Bern Williams, “Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.”  Yes, I am guilty.  My mother used all the clichés and as much as I tried not to do so, I did repeat “Because I said so is why,” “This hurts me more than it does you,” etc.

My favorite, “Those who dance must pay the fiddler.”  She used this whenever I was slow getting up from a long Saturday night, or if I forgot homework and got a bad grade. Another; when a good looking man would appear on TV, “He can put his shoes under my bed anytime.”

Another I never quite understood was when talking about a complainer, she would say, “That person would complain if they hung him with a new rope.”  God Bless Mom, hope you and Dad are enjoying where ever you are. And hope you are still winning every Jeopardy game played.

2 Responses to My Mother

  1. Robert M Bochniarz November 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    Marvelous tribute to your Mother, Duane! And I for one really appreciate your ‘family living’ vignettes when you teach – or ‘conduct’ OR, better, ‘counsel’ your class! All Good Wishes
    to you & yours.

    Bob Bochniarz
    Broker Associate (with Coldwell Banker, for better/worse since ’93!)

    • Duane Gomer November 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank you for the nice comments. It is appreciated when someone is actually reading my posts. Sometimes I get remarks that “stick to material matters, I do not care about your family, etc.” So nice to hear from you.

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