This is one of my favorite pictures of her.
It was 1970-something, a picture snapped on a hike, leaning against a tree on a cool fall day.
There are a lot of things I learned from my mother, but today I'm posting a few that come right to mind.
Do not tell lies.
Money isn't everything. You don't need a lot of it to be happy.
Simple things are often better.
Family is the most important thing, and you need to spend time with them and love them even when they aren't behaving well.
When clothes shopping, always try things on. You never really know how something will look until you try it on.
Your clothes should fit well and be flattering. (never too tight)
How to make sure a bra fits properly.
It is possible to be in love forever. (with the same person)
In marriage, pick your battles.
Cussing, particularly the "F word", isn't ladylike. (sorry mom)
Rings are really nice.
Any shop with old stuff qualifies as an antique shop.
Gift giving is a way to show love, not just an excuse to spend money.
If the Amish made it, it's better.
Read a lot of books.
Go to church.
Pray for people.
Sophisticated doesn't have anything to do with fancy or snooty.Always be kind and do not judge others.
I can do anything.
Me and Mom
I love you!