Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

Earlier this year I celebrated first my dad’s birthday and then my sister’s. Today it’s mom’s turn!

This photo is from my mom’s 4th or 5th birthday. She’s sitting at her child-size table on her front porch in East Armuchee. My mom is on the right; the other girl in the photo (just out of reach of the camera) is her friend Debbie Epperson.

I love this photo because I grew up with this same set of table and chairs, handed down to my sister and me. Though I don’t think my sister and I ever played with knives as a kid. Look at the blade in my mom’s hand! But with that adorable smile, ruffled shirt, and polka dot skirt she couldn’t do any harm, right? Why do I envision scenes from a b-grade horror movie?

But I digress… today is mom’s special day. For those of you who have read the Jordan’s Journey book, you may recall the dedication… to mom. Her love of tracing the family tree is a big part of what set me on this path. The Jordan’s Journey project wouldn’t exist without her.

The truth is that I’ve always been a mama’s boy. Growing up mom was always a friend and I’m thankful that she is today as well. Thank you, mom, for all that you do. I love you.

One Response to “Happy Birthday, Mom”

  1. Mom says:

    I still have my little table. I used to have tea parties on the little table. I also had a little oven that really cooked long before the easy bake oven. It was white and looked like a real stove. It is long gone! I would sit my big doll in one of the chairs.

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