Saturday, May 10, 2008


Memories of My Beautiful Mother~~~~

My dear sweet mother passed away 25 years ago this November. Not a day has gone by that I don’t think of her and miss her.
She had a heart of gold! Such a sweet and gentle soul. She filled my life with happiness each and every day. I learned so many wonderful things from her! Please feel free to click on the pics to see a larger version!
Above is Mom’s pretty peach cameo she gave to me when I got my first job in Philadelphia.
Below is Mom in 1978. She always looked so pretty!
Mom and Dad's wedding picture. Her and my father got married in 1941 just before he left for WW 2. I wanted to share with you some of her pictures, she had such a beautiful sense of style as you can see from these pics. She always wore a hat gloves and beautiful shoes. I guess that is where I get my love of clothes!

She used to send my father these beautiful pics while he was away at war.
Mom decorated store front windows in Philadelphia during the war and again in Florida after the war. She always decorated our home beautifully. No matter where we lived, my father being in the Air Force we moved a lot, she always made our house a cozy little home. I guess that’s where I get my decorating from!

A few things she always told my sister and I~~~~
1.Live by the golden rule.
2.If you don’t have something nice to say then don’t say anything
3.Never judge anyone because you don’t know what made them that way.
Mom with her two nephews.
She and my fathers sister were the best of friends and they were always together while their husbands were at war. They were just beautiful, weren’t they? Aunt Jeans (on left) husband did not make it home from the war, he was in the Navy and was buried at sea. My Aunt raised her three children by herself. She was a wonderful person to, I loved her dearly.
Here' my Mom and my Aunt Jean years later in1972 with my daughter Jennifer.
After the war my father was stationed in Florida, Mom always said it was like a paradise for them, they had a little one room apartment close to the beach and were as happy as can be. Just the two of them.
Mom and Dad were married 43 years when she passed away. Dad passed away five years after her. He was a lost soul without her.
These are some books that I enjoy looking through every Mother's Day. I set them out on the table in my upstairs sitting room.
Well I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me! I wish you all a wonderful Mothers Day.
Blessings! Shirl


Connie said...

That was absolutely beautiful! Your mom was just like my mom. I have pictures of her sitting by the radio and listening during the war when my father was on a ship. She was so into gorgeous clothes. Ya got me crying though about your mom dying and dad being so lost without her. Just beautiful remembrance of her, sweetpea.

Judy said...

Your Mom would be proud of the tribute, I am sure she is looking down on you. I love old pictures, bring back so many good memories,
Happy Mothers Day Lady.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Shirl, your mom was absolutely stunning! And what a sense of style! I just love how feminine she was and the gloves and hats, just gorgeous! You definitely inherited that from her Shir. What a beautiful post to celebrate you sweet mom!

Love you,

Stephanie said...

Simply a beautiful tribute to your dear mother, Shirl! She was a beautiful lady & did such an awesome job of raising you!

WOnderful that you have all those pics & that you shared them with us!

Happy Mother's Day, dear!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How sweet it was to look at your photos! What wonderful memories you have! You are truly blessed! Enjoyed visiting. Blessings, Kathleen

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Shirl, lovely tribute to your mother and yes she dressed beautifully. What lovely memories and photos you have of her. Thank you for sharing them with us.

PS: let me know if you like that broom.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Shirl, I just had to come back. I read your sweet comment on my "cross stitch" post. How neat to own a cross stitch shop! Do you ever think you will ever open another? I wish we lived closer....we seem to have so much in common. We would probably spend our day out on the front porch together, stitching! blessings, Kathleen

vickie said...

Shirl, I love this post. Your Mom is so beautiful in these pictures. What a wonderful tribute to her.
Thanks for sharing.

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, What a beautiful tribute to your gorgeous Mother! I just loved your post. I can see why you are the beautiful person you are and so talented. Your Mother sure raised you well. I can understand your dad being lost without her, but the special thought is, they are together now forever.
love, Celestina,
la rea rose

Miss Rhea said...

What a pretty Lady your mother was. And such a lovely tribute to her. She definitely lives on though in her beautiful daughter and grandaughter. :)

shirl said...

Thank you everyone for all you sweet comments on this post.
Blessing to you all!
Love You!

Sharon said...

Shirl what beautiful photos of your family. You Mom sure had gorgeous gams.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Shirl,
What a lovely tribute to your mom. She was so pretty and thin! LOVE her clothes, too. She sounds like she was a beautiful person on the inside, too. I'm sure it was very bitter/sweet for you to put this together. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Patricia :o)

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Shirl, I am glad you told me you love the broom vac because I read some bad reviews on Amazon and was skeptical.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Lori said...

Shirl!! HI dear, so happy we've met! I must say there is certainly a resemblance between our Mom's and their story of their early years! I so loved this post! And thank you so much for offering to make my Marc a tag! If you'll email me I'll send the address. When I get caught up I will be adding you to my list of places I love to visit! Lori

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, Stopping back by to say I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Memorial Day!
Love ya, Celestina,
la rea rose

Stephanie said...

Hi SHirl! Just popping in to see if you had done any new posts. I'm so sorry you are having computer problems!

BTW, I saved the goodies for you that you wanted. Will email you soon!

Love you!
Angelic Accents

Cami said...

I don't think the hurt ever goes away does it? Your parents were a striking couple. Love the picture in the special frame she gave to you.

The Rose Room said...

What a beautiful and stylish woman your Mum was. I love the way you honour Mothers Day in her memory. Thanks so much for coming by my party:) Rachael