Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day in the USA, and because most of the readers of this blog are, like me, Americans, I will wish them a Happy Mother's Day.

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.

9 comments:

henny said...

You must be a very proud son of her. Happy Mother's Day to your wife and mother-in-law.
In my country, Mother's Day is celebrated every December the 22nd.

brattcat said...

Beautiful post, Dave. Your wife still has her mom and her grandmother! Oh, what a blessing.

Sharon said...

A very nice tribute to you mother!

Kate said...

It's not an indulgence but rather an honour to help you celebrate your mother's memory. We who can share this day with our family are blessed indeed.

I'll have a large piece of that cake, please, to celebrate the occasion!!

Jarart said...

The cake looks yummy. I enjoyed the tribute to your mother. Very nice.

m_m said...

Happy Mother's Day! In Poland this holiday is May 26th but it is not day free from work.

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice tribute to your very accomplished mom.

glenda said...

Very nice tribute, Dave. Lovely cake.

Leif Hagen said...

Nice shot - looks like a yummy cake! Fun to see how others celebrate "Mother's Day" around the world. Greetings from EAGAN, Minnesota, USA

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