Friday, February 22, 2013

What Momma Did


Momma was a cheerleader for the Claremont Honkers.  She  was a little bitty thing; yet... still  the strongest woman I ever knew.
She liked to buy second hand clothes with  purses and shoes that matched in  wild colors like kelly green, sun yellow and bright- hot pink.   She believed in lipstick,  and rouge and used to curl  her hair with bobby pins and dippity do. She took up sewing  and started making  her own slinky slips with pretty lace trims.  She even made me a hot pink polyester pant suit once to wear to the St John's Catholic church. In her own beautiful way she was a Fashionista... even matching bandanas to her outfits after the chemo took her pretty white hair.
She was  born again and re-baptised. 
Going to church became  one of her favorite things to do.
She worshipped God with both arms up and shook her fists while her charm bracelet chinkeled like a tambourine.
.....In three more days; six long years ago... she got her final wish-
she went "home."



sweetvintageofmine said...

What precious memories of your Mother! I remember bobby pins and dippity do so well in my early years. My Mother,(1 of 8 girls)and her Mother with all my aunts around, it was always a blast! Seems like the generations back knew how to have a wonderful, good times. I cherish them still..there is still 6 of them. Oh how my heart feels for you, Lea and I love reading stories about your Mom. It puts a huge smile on my face...I can just imagine her praising and worshiping the Lord! Smiles~~~Roxie

Daphne said...

I love the way you create the image of your mother worshipping. I could see her with arms raised and hear her "tamborine". Thanks for sharing

Denise said...

Precious post, love you.

Trace4J said...

One word BEAUTIFUL !
You were so blessed my friend..
Woolie hugs in turquoise and red

jean aicken said...

Precious memories in your heart Lea. Love you too.
Thinking about you friend.

May God Bless and Keep You.

Jeanie xxoo

Rebecca said...

I love reading your memories of your mama. AND that version of Abide With Me! I've not heard it before.

Here's a hug for your heart (♥), Lea.

Dee said...

What a bright cheerful mom you had...I am sure she is a sparkle in heaven.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Priceless, just like you!! My Mom used bobbi pins too to curl her hair too! :)

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

How precious, Lea! I think I met you shortly after your Mother went "home." Whenever I see dragonflies, I think back to when you told me about them and your Mom. Now I have more to add to my "knowing" her. Somehow, I think I'll recognize her when I get Home!!!!!

Attic Clutter said...

oh Lea
that is so sweet..
I know how much you miss her(:(
I can' hardly believe 6 years has gone by already..
big hugs my blogger friend(:)

Irene Pomerinke said...

Thanks for sharing your Mom with all of us Lea, I can almost see her with her bobbie pin curls and bright bandanas! You must miss her so much, but oh the joy we have in knowing that we will see our loved ones again....I hope she's chatting with my sweet Daddy right now!

Fran. said...

LOVE IT LEA!!! I can just see your sweet pretty momma in her beautiful clothes!!! XOXO Love Frannie