Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007



If I could turn back time, I'd be sitting in Mom's kitchen on a Sunday afternoon enjoying a big hot bowl of beef stew (which I have yet to duplicate) or a plate of spaghetti and home made sauce and meatballs (which I have been able to duplicate), listening to police and fire calls come in on her police scanner.

Long before reality TV my Mom always had her police scanner going. This was her IPOD, always listening for disaster....this was her rock and roll! I had always thought it rather eerie that I had a Mom who, when we were kids, would rouse us from our beds in the middle of the night to watch a house on fire down the street. Now much later, her police scanner replaces her treks in the night. Instead she would just call me every hour or so when she'd hear that the police or fire units were in my neck of the woods or my brother's to see if we were ok. She'd drive us all crazy I tell ya. But this was her excitement. If I could turn back time I would laugh, like I do now, instead of pulling out my hair every time she'd call.

My Mom's birthday was yesterday. They had a great lil party for her at the Nursing Home. She laughed and danced and had fun. Her mind is back when she was a child. She's happy. She doesn't remember the police scanner tho....which may be a good thing!



Gratitude List:
1) Moms
2) Happy memories
3) Beef stew
4) Love
5) Flowers


Nosjunkie said...

If I think of my mom I think of her in her garden.
I am so sorry Sweetie for whats happening to your mom.
I know it doesnt help but still..
strongs my friend

Just D said...

(((((((Odat))))) What a nice post in tribute of your mother. She did good with you.

SGT DUB said...

Moms are a great thing, I had one, I got another one when I got married. Great tribute. However, I listen to the police scanner too much, but not at home. hehe

Matt-Man said...

Happy Birthday Mom-Dat!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi honey, now that was sure sweet, my memories are much different and i always love to hear ones like this. thanks. that's all i got i guess....bee

Bikerbabenj said...

I wish I was living inside HER head... I'm sure it's a wonderful place to be. Happy Birthday Mom! ((((((((odat))))))))) to you too

My Heart Runneth Over said...

(((((HUGS))))) Odat.. Happy Birthday to your MOM and all the best to you! ~M

crpitt said...

What a lovely lovely post!!! I am sure she would love the thought of this.
I make a mean beef stew and dumplings, will send you a virtual bowl next time i make it.

Pickled Olives said...

Beautiful. Happy Birthday to your mom. You are obviously a loving daughter.

Michael C said...

Happy Birthday Odat's Mom!!! I can't think of anything sweeter!!!!

Skittles said...

Happy late Birthday Mom!!!

Crankster said...

Odat, that was beautiful!