This Costa Rican cake with Mother's Day wishes was in the window at one of the two Paris Bakeries in Tamarindo last August. In Costa Rica, Mother's Day is in August and it is a national holiday. It is on a weekday and most businesses are closed so that families can devote a full day to celebrating Mother's Day.
My wife and I celebrated Mother's Day yesterday by taking her mother and grandmother to high tea at the Phoenician Resort in Arizona.
My own mother passed away nine years ago from melanoma. She was the daughter of Swedish immigrants who settled in Worcester, Massachusetts. She met my father while attending the University of Michigan just before World War II. She earned a B.A., two Master's Degrees and, later in life, a Ph.D. She subordinated her career to my father's, as he served in the Navy for 20 years, so she had to move every couple of years, and at times he was absent, particularly when they were younger, as my father was in the South Pacific during World War II and served on an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after the war. My mother worked as as social worker in adoptive services and later taught at the University of Missouri. Thank you for indulging my Mother's Day remembrance of her.