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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Mother's Day Hodgepodge

Happy Mother's Day

Welcome to the Hodgepodge
Joyce asks us the questions.
We answer the questions.

1. What's a phrase your mother often said to you? If you're a parent, is this something you now say to your own children?

" Did you turn off the lights?"
Yes, I do yell ask, "Did you turn off the lights?" to my kids.

Both my mom and dad would say, "Sleep tight, Do not let the bed bugs bite." before bed.

I always say that to my boys. 

2. What is a scent you associate with your mother or your childhood home?

 My mom loves the fragrance Wind Song. She always wears it and dabs a little extra on when going out with my dad.

 3. What's an activity you remember always doing with your mother (or someone who was a mother figure in your life)?

My mom was my Girl Scout leader and the Head Leader of our area Girl Scout Troop. I remember taking many fun adventures with her during my Girl Scout years. I also remember her helping many other young girls. Several of the young girls  came to our house for meetings and mentoring.

 4. Flared jeans, maxi dresses, and jumpsuits are 70's fashion trends back this spring. Are you on board? Which trend would you be most inclined to try? For the men...flared corduroys, wide-collared shirts, and floral prints...what say you? 

A fun maxi dress

 5. May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Day and also Nurse Appreciation Day. Is there a nurse or teacher  you have especially appreciated along the way? Tell us why?
Mr. Heath was my High School Biology teacher. He was a fabulous teacher. He made learning fun. He loved the outdoors and he enjoyed taking his students out and about. He was very hands on. He was easy to ask questions and made time for students.

 6. If I came by your house, what would I find on your frig door?

Eggs, Milk, Butter, Lemon Juice, Ketchup, Mustard, Barbecue Sauce....
I just noticed I read the question - What would I find IN your frig door! LOL
Okay, no I am not this messy. LOL
You would find
Milwaukee Brewers 2015  Schedule
Rice Lake Warrbirds Trap Shooting Team Schedule
Family Photos
Fun magnates of places we have visited

 7. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana made her royal entrance on Saturday, May 2nd. On a scale of 1-10, how much attention did you give to all the news coverage? 1=Who's Charlotte? 10=sat glued to the telly, cuppa in hand.

  My husband told me right away Saturday morning "It is a Girl!" I was excited to see the first photos and I could not wait to find out what they decided to name her.

 8.  Insert your own random thought here.

 My cup is full. I would not trade 
My job with any other,
Be it rich man, ruler, prince, or king,
I am my children's mother.

I found this poem in a 1963 Mother-Daughter Banquet Idea Book



  1. Love reading these snippets and learning more about you! What a pretty necklace and hanky! So nice for Mother's Day. I remember Wind Song..wow..that brings back memories!

  2. I love that sweet poem, Carla. BTW, if you had lived with those ugly fashions, you wouldn't be so welcoming of the maxi dress. Lol

  3. My mother would say. Be content with what you have and you will always be happy.
    I remember mom when I smell fresh homemade bread.
    I did housework for mom.
    I have one pair of flare jeans that I wear around the house that I bought at a thrift store.
    You'll find magnets with notes that my husband put there and everywhere. I don't mind a few fridge magnet but hate the clutter. I just cleaned most of the clutter on the fridge door yesterday.
    My best teacher ever was Yvonne Boudreau. I visited her a few years ago.
    I saw news coverage of The Royal new baby.
    Today is a beautiful sunny day for me to enjoy.
    I hope that you have a beautiful day carla.

  4. My mom would always say: "Just say 'Yes Mother'". We were an argumentative lot.
    Love the little poem.

  5. What a sweet hodgepodge today. I love the pretty hankie and charm. I have some of those charms of my boys. Enjoy your week. I would love to think that we will both be hiking next Sunday. But I'm taking it one day at a time. Thanks for your sweet comments and words of encouragement. Hugs, Diane

  6. Jeremiah 17:8 and the photo you have with it -- BEAUTIFUL!!! You have a gorgeous blog! The Lord bless you! He has blessed me with your blog post today.

  7. My mama would shorten it to "turn off the lights!" To this day I say it in my head when I leave the room! Love your last picture. It makes me want to go out walking or hiking. Of course I would have to travel somewhere to get that view! Stopping in from Hodgepodge!

  8. Well, I love your answers, and I especially love your random answer. xoox Su

  9. My heart is captured by that lovely little blue eyed grass bloom....sigh. Love it.

    I have no idea what is wrong with Blogger, but I have to say there are a few bloggers that I just can't reach through their comments...your comment link goes to my old Blogger profile, and do you think I can find your blog LOL....Whew, I'm always amazed when it works.


  10. Your header is simply beautiful! Is that your mom and you in the locket? What a wonderful keepsake! I love the sweet little blue flower. My mom had a lot of things she would say "You will sup sorrow with a long spoon" "Just wait till you have kids of your own" And "Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about".

  11. My mom smelled like Chanel Number 5 and always said, put your finelka on...which means put your undershirt on in Albanian. I was always getting sick and she wanted me to be warm! I never said that to my own kids, but I do tell them one way, two jobs. That is something else she said all the time and I say when they are walking by a pile of laundry on their way to their rooms. Of course, she said that in Albanian too, but I have no idea how to spell it out! ;)

  12. Beautiful poem - I love hearing your answers to these fun questions! We have more in common the more I learn about you! I would try a maxi dress too but I'm too short - and my Mom was my Girl Scout Troop leader too! She had to take over when my real "leader" took off with all the cookie money! She and another Mom took us all to Old Sturbridge Village and paid because she knew we worked that hard!

  13. I love the poem also. I was my daughter's Girl Scout leader... so hopefully they will feel the same way as you. I enjoyed getting to know all the girls and being an active mom. Hopefully, not an annoying one! lol

  14. I liked your original frig answer : ) I'd kind of forgotten about the bedbugs saying. My mom used to say that to us too. Enjoy your day!

  15. What a lovely post - it bought back memories.

    This was and still is a well worn phrase "Sleep tight, Do not let the bed bugs bite"

    All the best Jan

  16. What a lovely post - it bought back memories.

    This was and still is a well worn phrase "Sleep tight, Do not let the bed bugs bite"

    All the best Jan

  17. What a lovely post - it bought back memories.

    This was and still is a well worn phrase "Sleep tight, Do not let the bed bugs bite"

    All the best Jan

  18. What a fun post. Loved your first fridge answer. LOL Now we know what you have in your fridge too. My moms fav flower are lilies of the valley. Janice

  19. Fun questions! Enjoyed your answers/memories :) Wishing you a very Happy Mothers Day!

  20. Happy Mother's Day, such a great post today.

  21. Yup that bedbugs saying was part of my moms routine... Happy Moms Day, Carla....:)

  22. Happy Mother's Day to you, Carla! Hope it's a lovely one!

  23. Hi Carla, I'm a little late but I stopped by to wish you a belated Mothers Day and loved this post. So many rich details about your life. And that poem is amazing. It sums up my own feelings about motherhood too, and it reminds me of the kinship I feel with you. You are such a special person, and your sons are so lucky to have you as their Mom.


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