Excellent Mother's Day article by Tom Friedman in the NYT.
Unbelievable what you can fit in 140 characters. My latest twitter: "Call your mama" -- Bear Bryant. Great Tom Friedman article in NYT on mamas today. and it's NOT raining. GO PENS! Also, taking the late bus.
Will be getting Mom a geranium--she asked for it when I mentioned that the folder wouldn't be done and I said Dad said I should get her a plant or something. Wish I could get her a trip to Alaska with the whole fam--that's what she wanted for her 65th, but circumstances are out of our control.
Dad wants a picture of the whole fam for his 66th, something nice, like for a Christmas card. He'll probably get it.
Father's Day, after Christmas, is the biggest "retail holiday." I learned this while working at Fox Books and it's true. We fear our papas a little more, and we don't know what to get them, so we get them big glossy coffee table books about golf. Mama says "Oh, I don't need anything" so we get her flowers.
Breakfast yesterday with S., she talked about how experiences are more important than things--that going somewhere with someone lasts longer than something that gathers dust. So I hope my visit this weekend and the walks she and I have had are something she can hold onto in her mind. Because, we all know, in mama-speak, it's true: She doesn't need another thing.
I'm sitting here, holding it in, because as soon as I get up, Dad will take the reins of the computer...
one more thing. Proverbs 31 was the brainchild of a future mother-in-law. But she has a lot of good points.
Happy Mothers and Others Day. I always say Happy Mother's Day to everyone--because even if we aren't one, we have/had one.
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