Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Beloved Women Before Me...

A Mother's Dat Tribute - first posted in 2005...

"When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be, let it be." -The Beatles, Let it Be.



Let us pray for all of those who have ever undertaken the profession of motherhood and all the women who have come before us who helped shape us into the women we are today.


This is my beautiful and spirited Mother in one of her musicals (circa 1945). She was a singer and a dancer. She loved music. She had a radio show for years. I used to listen as a baby with my beloved Grandmother Annie Niland. A tale from my childhood: When I was about three, I missed my Mother. I was precocious, to say the least. I thought if I could get her out of that radio box, she would come home. I sent Annie to the kitchen to get me some juice. While she was gone, I took the opportunity to knock the radio off the stand and break it. Annie came rushing back in and found me standing amidst the pieces of the radio. Looking up at her with wide-eyed expectancy I announced, "Mommy will come home now." She didn't come home.






Me with the said radio


Mother and I circa 1953


My beloved Grandmother Anna Rebecca Casey Niland 
(she was in a play called The Girl of the Golden West)


My Beloved Grandmother  Emma Constance Bledsoe White

My beloved Great Grandmother "Nana" Casey

My beloved Great- Great Grandmother Penrod

Today's Intention - Tell your Mother how much you love her - in person, by phone, or in a prayer lifted up to her by angels.
U Be Creative Today!

3 comments:

craftyhala said...

Happy Mother's day.

artistryinfaux said...

I love seeing pictures of other families and the stories..makes it more real and better to understand...

PENROD said...

If I may ask, what is your Great-Great Grandmother Penrod's name? She looks like a woman I've seen in some old family pictures. (I have a great-great grandmother Penrod as well).

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