Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Good Fences TBT

"Don't cry over the past, it's gone.  Don't stress about the future, It hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful."








My Good Fences post for today is in honor of Throw Back Thursday and to celebrate a wee bit of my past.  Especially important was my beloved mother,
all during some of my happiest memories of childhood.



Here's my mother showing off her new garden that she created all by herself. I'm not sure when my mother really slept, in those days she went to work once my father returned home.  This would have been a Wednesday, her day off, because it was double stamp days at the grocery store.  She had everything in our lives perfectly planned.




Notice how our white picket fence must have been in the process of being painted, again.


Still in my heart-


My very first dog, (I loved with all my heart) Mickey, that I helped pick out at the kennel.  



Another special lady in my life, and also a mother, is my Aunt Margot, and with her are my cousins.




We had a very special bond.




Here is a wee, tiny little fence, and I'm with my older sister, Oriana.  Did you notice my special first wheels?  Yep, that's my green tricycle.


A very special Happy Mother's day to all of us,
 since of course we've all been fortunate enough 
to have been given life by our mothers.  


"Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life."
Sophocles

....and children, they are gifts in many forms, from dogs, kitty cats, horses, and to every other breathing, living thing on our lovely mother planet!

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

these are just precious, karen! such sweet memories and fence photos, too. :)

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Cloudia said...

ADORE that ultimate pic of YOU!!!!!



ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
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eileeninmd said...

Karen, happy Mother's Day to you! What a lovely post. I enjoyed all your family photos. I love the shot of your Mom and the one with you and you sister. Have a happy day!

Ruth Kelly said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom and Aunt!

Christine said...

Glad I came by to read such a special post! Love those old photographs and the fences!
Have. Happy Mother's Day!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those pics are wonderful, Karen.

Love the one of your sister, your bike, and you.
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RedPat said...

I love this post, Karen! Fox terriers are one of my favourite dogs.

Ida said...

Happy Mother's Day. What a sweet post this was. You look so adorable in that last shot.

Gail said...

Great fences. Wonderful memories.

Paula said...

What a cute little girl you were and your mother was beautiful. Neat memories.

Andy said...

Making the world trek of Good Fences with a visit! :)

Carola Bartz said...

What a sweet post, Karen. I love these old pictures. Double stamp days - I remember that when I was little (back in Germany) my mother used to get stamps for her purchases at the neighborhood grocery market. She out them in a special stamp book and when it was full she brought it to the grocer. I think she got a discount then. Is that what you are referring to as well?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwww, so so sweet to go back in time with you. Priceless. And a lovin' tribute for Mother's Day that is this weekend too.

Lois said...

What a beautiful post! I love seeing the old pictures.

kaykuala said...

A blast of the past and fondly of a special Mom is such a treat. More so in the surreal black and white rarely seen these days. That is a bonus. Thanks for sharing Karin!

Hank

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a very sweet tribute. You always have such great posts!
Happy Mother's Day!

Marie C said...

Love the fences, but especially loved the sweet tribute to your mother, with the photos of her and of your childhood. Awesome post! yes, Happy Mother's Day to all of us blessed to have children, and to our Moms!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It looks like you were into flashing at a very early age!

Michael Twin said...

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Rob From Amersfoort said...

Sweet pics!