Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mothers and Daughters

April 5, 1919

My Mother

When I look at this photo I see a lovely young woman, ready for life.  I also see Peace River mud, scrub trees and mostly, a girl with a giant dose of pioneer spirit.

My Mother knew what it meant to 'take the bull by the teeth'; she knew all about resourcefulness and tenacity.  She worked harder than any woman I have met in my life.

And today she turned 93!  Who ever said that hard work isn't good for you?

"Thou art thy mother's glass,
and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April
of her prime."
 -Wm. Shakespeare


  1. Happy Birthday mom! You are one awesome woman... may your tribe increase.

    I feel grateful to be married to your daughter, who has all of your character qualities... a Proverbs 31 type of woman. The fruit didn't fall far from the tree.

  2. Sherwin is right. I am grateful to know Opal...and to be so close to Shirley Ann. Such great role models for me...and my daughters.