Sunday Poser # 79

This week Sadje asks
Did you make a special effort to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom? Did you take her out for a celebration meal or gave her gifts?

We celebrate Mothering Sunday in March here in the UK, so as my brother is in NZ and they celebrate in May, Mum used to get two special days!

I lost my Mum in January 2018. She would have been 100 years old this month.
I always used to celebrate Mother’s Day with a card and flowers, a small gift or a meal out when we were local.
I tried to treat both Mums the same, catering to their personal tastes and individuality, but MIL was difficult to please. Therefore taking them both to a local carvery for a celebratory meal after my FIL died was a safe option because the Mums chose what they wanted from the selection available.
It was usually a pleasant outing once we ignored MIL criticizing everything as the food was always good and reasonably priced. My Mum always enjoyed it and I have a fond memory of she and I wrapping our faces round a knickerbocker glory whilst Hubby had his treacle pudding with bottomless custard much to the disgust of MIL who settled for her apple pie and cream then left most of it because her eyes were too big for her belly.
These days I light a candle for my Mum on Mothering Sunday in March, another for her birthday, and one for each of my parents on their wedding anniversary in August.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Sunday Poser # 79

  1. willowdot21 says:


  2. murisopsis says:

    My sisters both dressed in bright yellow – my mother’s favorite color! I just wore her wedding band and her Claddagh pin…

  3. Sadje says:

    Lovely gesture to take both the mums out on Mother’s Day. You can but try and it’s not possible to please everyone. Thanks for sharing Di

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