I know Mother's Day is over, but I decided to blog about it anyway. First of all, I am not a mother (unless you want to count three unruly cats!), and my mother passed away nearly 23 years ago (at too early an age). None of my sisters are mothers either. Seems we are pretty underqualified for this holiday! Actually, my own mother didn't like Mother's Day. She always said that there shouldn't have to be an official day where people are "expected" to celebrate their mothers. But if she were here, I would have afternoon tea with her.
She had a wonderful teacup collection (which I now have) and I started my collection right along with her. We each used to pick out a cup from her collection and have tea together (though I am not big tea drinker). She made great soda biscuits and there was always raspberry jam that her best friend made (DELICIOUS!!).
My mother was an anglophile AND a francophile. . .so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree with the anglophilia! I would make her scones, tea sandwiches, and some sweets, Perhaps she would have liked fruit tarts because she loved fruit.
I would set the table with my Old Country Roses, though our taste in china was different. If she could have chosen a fine china pattern, it would have been something like Lenox Tuxedo Platinum. . .classic and elegant. She wasn't a flowery person. But I'm sure she would be delighted to have tea set with my floral china (which is mostly what I have).
She came from very humble beginnings, but was intelligent, well-read, and gracious (my favorite word to describe her). She was warm and had wonderful manners and was gracious (there is that word again) in all situations. I know that she would have loved having the internet so she could explore the world. Her curiosity was vast and she was a voracious reader, a love of reading that she handed down to all four of her daughters. It is very interesting when we all talk to each other about her...we always learn so much about her from each other. Since we are so different, she interacted with each of us differently.
My mother never met my husband but I know that if she could have picked out a husband for me, Peter would be exactly the one she would choose. She would have adored him!
I miss her and wish I could share all of the changes that have happened in my life since she passed away.
Miss you Mom!!!
P.S. Not to leave out my Dad...there will be a post about him as well.