Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mother's Day Remembered

My eldest daughter has the name of my mother.

My youngest daughter has the name of my mother's sister.

This Mother's Day, my two daughters, my mother and I traveled to meet our cousins in the heartland of America.  We gathered in the old family cemetery where my daughters' great-great grandmother and several of her babies are buried.  It was always my aunt's wish that she would return to the farmland of the midwest, to be with her grandmother.  Her wishes were honored on Mother's Day, with 4 generations of her family clutching  umbrellas in the Eel River Church Cemetery.

Afterwards,we all gathered at the only place in  town.... Dairy Queen.   No matter though... the conversation was rich as 4 generations  shared story after story that only a family could love. 

  The old family home built in early 1900s is for sale. We had fun daydreaming about buying it !

                                                   Great great grandmother's farm

                                              House my mom lived in during grade school

 My grandfather built this house. We lurked out front for so long that the owner came out and  invited us in.

                                                         The old movie theatre

                            Sisters of a new generation on the steps of an old family home

                                     We toured Mom's  high school..looks like a movie set.

                                                Does your high School have a natatorium ? 
                                                         I think it is a good SAT word.

 It was a happy- sad- cold- warm Mother's Day we will remember....forever.



Anonymous said...

Wow. What beautiful houses and farmland. The legacy that surrounds it all is amazing.
Happy Mothers day (month).

diana said...

Hi a.! I like the idea of a whole month of Mother's Day... it is amazing to see the lines of heritage run thru your children.... amazing

a said...

Terrific Family History! I enjoyed reading this Diana! be sure to print it out for your family:)

maryjane said...

Natatorium????? I need a dictionary for this SAT word. Your children are lucky to know their family's history. I have always dreamed of living on a farm maybe someday! I agree your visit was a happy and sad one.

Donna Lynn said...

Just checking in today, hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

Donna Lynn

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So great to keep connected to your family history!

Happy weekend,

willzmom said...

What a nice trip down memory lane for you, your Mother and daughters! We all need to feel connected to places and people. What a special Mother's day.

Cottage Contessa said...

Really lovely post, and wonderful family history. Gorgeous homes too!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Susie Harris said...

What beautiful homes. Cant wait to come back and visit longer, Susie H

Hill Country House Girl said...

hi Diana - what a great post! I love all those old houses. What a wonderful, bittersweet journey you went on. How is the Fredericksburg house going? Are you having fun with it? Thanks for visiting hill country house - I had wondered where you had been!Just slightly busy, I'm sure........

Anonymous said...

You ok?
...miss you.

kaicevy said...

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I'm so glad you're back! I was worried about you and would check in every now and then.
Looks like you're knee deep in a wonderful project. Love the island that you found. Amazing.

cityfarmer said...

I love this heritage

Thank you for checking in on my (new)updates about Don's recovery...I think he looks so handsome and healthy

Enjoy the change of seasons dear friend!

Alicia A. said...

And now you're gone again.

Sending good thoughts your way, friend. Hope you're well.


Cote de Texas said...

What a wonderful story! Why did you stop blogging??????

you need to start up again!

thank you so much for your support of Donors Choose!!!!

I knew I could depend on you and everyone else. Bloggers are the best people in the world!

thank you again SOOOOOoo much!!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Beautiful, beautiful memories.


Anonymous said...

You know you are not a very good blogger missy! Heehee, May? It's been since May?!
:) :)
You know I'll check back forever and always.
Hope all is well in your world.
Love ya,