Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Mom's Birthday

Today, December 7th, my mom would have been 103 years old.

She was the youngest of 6 children and grew up in Lancaster, PA.

She met my dad at a church picnic when they were teens.

She in turn had six children, 2 boys and 4 girls.  I'm number 4 and the second sister.

She loved to garden both vegetables and flowers.  Here she is with me at the Philadelphia Flower Show in 2011 or 2012.

Our last Thanksgiving with her was at our home, The Lodge in the Fall of 2012.  She always had a hand at preparing the meal.

Here she is with my daughter, Sarah, in her kitchen at Penn Hall retirement community.

Her last residence was an assisted living apartment in the spring of 2013. She took up painting in her 60s and some of her paintings are on the walls around her.

She left us on September 26, 2013 at almost 95 years.

I still miss her!