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Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day



This is a photograph of my mother, Rosa & me,
taken in White Sands, New Mexico.
1946

This is Steve & his mother Lola,
can't you just feel her love for him,
just look at her sweet smile.

I found this lovely poem on the internet,
and I want to dedicate it to both of our Mother's.  

 

Roses For Mama


Lord, are there roses in your garden
On the shores of jubilee
Would you pick a dozen of your best
And deliver them for me?
For you see, today is mothers’ day
And I can’t visit my mom
For it wasn’t very long ago
The angels came and took her home.
So if there are roses in your garden
On the shores of Jubilee
Would you pick a dozen of your best
And deliver them for me?
Would you take them to my mother
And tell her that I love her.
Tell her that I miss her
In oh! So many ways
But I have joy in knowing
We’ll meet again someday
And we’ll pick roses together
On the shores of Jubilee.


Written by: Lynn Casstevens May 1, 2008



Last but not least, here I am holding my darling daughter, Autumn Rose.
She was a sweetie pie then, and she still is today.

She's not only a wonderful daughter, but an amazing mother, herself.

Happy Mother's Day:)

Connie :)
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48 comments:

  1. Awww, those are awesome Mother's Day photos.
    Happy Mother's Day to you Connie!
    hugs,
    Dorothy and Wilma

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    1. Thank you so much and the same to you :)

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  2. What a wonderful post about your moms and daughter. That is so nice. Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you so much, and happy Mother's Day :)

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  3. Connie, I loved your pictures and the poem. Happy mother's day to you . Hope it's wonderful.xoxo,Susie

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  4. Such a beautiful photo, Connie! Great Mother's day post...Happy mother's day.

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    1. Hi Linda . . . so nice to see you and I hope that your Mother's Day is filled with happy moments.

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  5. Happy Mother's Day to you dear Connie! Your family photos are lovely and the poem so poignant and beautiful. Look at you with Autumn Rose~ you haven't changed a bit ~ and those fabulous long curly locks....I can see why Steve fell for you!
    Anyway Connie, take it easy on Mother's Day, put down the paint brush and relax! Bye for now x Jane :)

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    1. Hello Jane, you are such a sweet lady, always gracious, charming and full of love. Thank you, and here's wishing you the very best Mother's Day never. I do believe that you have already celebrated your Mother's Day, but how about celebrating again . . . you're such a dear, and you deserve two special days.

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  6. Love the photos. It reminds me I forgot to send my mother a card. I have already given her a chair - she really does not like a lot of to-do just on Mother's Day. Enjoy yours!

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    1. Hi Donna, thanks so much and do have a lovely day :)

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  7. pretty poem. Happy Mother's Day Connie.

    Felicia

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  8. The picture of Steve and his mom, I have one just like it of my mom and me. She even looks like my mom!! LOVE the picture of you and your daughter!! I hope you can be together on Sunday.

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    1. Hi Ginny, no we won't be together, but we talked twice on the phone today :)
      Have a wonderful Mother's Day . . . Good bless :)

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  9. This is a beautiful post Connie. I so enjoyed seeing all of the sweet pictures!! There is nothing like the LOVE of a Mother.....the closest thing to it is the LOVE of Jesus Christ. My Mother will be 80 yrs young tomorrow and how I appreciate her more everyday of my life. I will be posting about her. Happy Mothers Day!!

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    1. Hi Roxie, I'm looking forward to reading your Mother's Day post. Have a lovely celebration with your Mom.
      My, Mother's Day and 80th Birthday, right together . . . What a special weekend :)
      God bless you ad your family. Connie :)

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  10. Happy Mother's Day to you. We actually celebrate Mother's Day in March and Father's Day in June. I think I will get my mum some more flowers, she is with celebrating Mother's Day twice a year! Xxx

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    1. Happy Mother's Day Fran . . . I think that "you" and your mother deserve two celebrations :)
      God bless you, Connie :)

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  11. Happy mothers day to you...hope it certainly a lovely one. X

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    1. Thank you Bron . . . you are a sweetie :)

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  12. What a lovely loving post Connie,
    My sister kept the photos of my parents.. and I have a couple.
    It was mothers day here last sunday.
    I think the poem you chose is so so beautiful and fitting.
    wishing you and Steve a happy weekend.
    xxxx val x

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    1. Hi Val, thank you for your sweet Mother's Day wish. Steve and I are starting to paint the boat this weekend. So it has been busy last night and this morning. The sun got too hot for painting, so we are kicking back and relaxing. Maybe this evening we'll do a little more, and maybe not, LOL
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Connie :)

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  13. What a sweet post Connie! Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you so much Terri . . . and right back at you :)

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  14. Love the pictures Connie! Happy Mother's Day Connie!

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    1. Happy Mother's Day Beth! My mother has been gone seven years now. She is missed, she was a spunky gal, but had to be, to be married to my dad. She is the reason I named our new boat Gypsy Rose. My dad was an adventurer and mom was raised in a family that didn't travel more than 100 miles from home. After marring dad she visited almost every state at one point or another. Therefore; her family referred to her as the gypsy in the family. Her name was Rosa, but everyone called her Rose.
      Here is wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day, have fun at red Lobster. Connie:)

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  15. Your family photos are lovely and the poem sweet. Happy Mother's day!

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  16. Happy Mother's Day to you, Connie!

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    1. Thank you so much, and here's wishing you a Happy Mother's Day, too :)

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  17. White Sands is so close to home for me....been there a zillion times!!!! Love love love your post, and what gorgeous photos! Happy Mothers Day!

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    1. Hi Anita, and the same to you, Happy Mother's Day!

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  18. Oh, Connie, what a very sweet post! I love it that your Mom was wearing heals and hose on the sand dune. Glad that times have changed there.

    Happy Mother's Day, my friend.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, that is the same thing that my daughter said. "Look at Grandma, wear heels in the sand" :)
      Happy Mother's Day, dear friend.

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  19. happy mother day!!!! i realy love your post and pictures too hugs.

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  20. I love all the roses in your family's names. It was wonderful to see these old photos, your memories. I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day. So did I; it was lovely.

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    1. Hi Sara, thank you for visiting, and I am delighted that your Mother's Day was special :)

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  21. What a lovely collection of mothers Connie...hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day I know I did.

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    1. Hello, great to have you visit, and I am delighted that you had a lovely Mother's Day. I spent an hour talking to my daughter and the phone Sunday . . . and we had a wonderful visit. There are too many miles between us to get together on every occasion :)
      Thanks again for stopping by, I love company :)

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  22. Hi, Connie,
    Happy Mother's Day to you a little belated!! I loved seeing these vintage pictures of your mother and Steve's mother. I grew up in NM not too far from White Sands. The picture of you and your sweet daughter is wonderful, too. Thank you so much for visiting me at my Bunny Cottage. It is always good to meet new friends. Wishing you a very happy week ahead~Vicki

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    1. Hello Vicki, your blog is a delightful mixture of vintage eye candy and pure charm. Thanks for visiting and for your warm comment. Have a lovely week:)

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  23. Connie, What wonderful photos!!! I love old photos they are always so special. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thanks for stopping in, Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, I am always delighted to have company stop by . . . wish I would have baked a cake, so we could sit and visit and enjoy . . . wouldn't that be fun. Have a great week.

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  24. This is such a sweet post.
    Those photos are such a treasure.
    I don't have any photos of my as a baby, let alone of my mother and I.
    These are so so special :)

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    1. Hi Tracy, I'm sorry that you don't have any photos of you as a baby. That is the same with my oldest brothers and sister. Our folks had a fire and lost everything when they were little. The only baby photos are of me and my brother who is six year older than me. Thank you for your sweet comment and yes these are treasures :)

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