First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms of the world! We all know who’s in charge, don’t we? To honor OUR moms we’ve posted up a couple of classic photos of Lil and Jane.
It doesn’t really matter how young or old our moms look in a photo, they never change in our hearts. They are made a mom in an instant, and they remain that way forever. And forever is a long, long time.
Lil has been gone for nearly 8 years now, but we still tell stories about how kind she could be to anyone who walked in the house, and how wickedly crafty she could be if you were sitting across the card table from her. Her kitchen was always open, and even if every scallop she ever cooked came out like a hockey puck, she never failed to put something good and yummy on the table. Her memorial was a thing to remember (such a crowded house that day!), and we all swear we can hear her pounding out the news on the family drum line like she so frequently did.
Jane still rules the roost in Escondido. My mom is the only person I know who has had more addresses than me. She ran our family a bit like a drill instructor mostly because she had to. She had enough boys to fill out a basketball team, and my only sister became the default cheerleader. I can’t imagine raising that many kids and keeping my sanity.
Happy Mother’s Day. We love you.