J’s mother Dorothea’s sherbet dish holds blackberries and a gooey butter cookie. The blue and white Wedgewood Countryside belonged to Dorothea.
My mother Marjorie’s 1950’s hen cookie jar is included in the vignette.
Margie is to the left, looking toward the photo. Dot is on the right.
The ladies were still in their teens when the photos were done around 1939 or 1940.
Our mother’s loved music. Both were singers.
My mother, under 5 feet tall and less than 100 pounds, most of her adult life, was surprisingly athletic, playing softball and basketball during school years. My PE teacher, in high school, was Mother’s PE teacher. Mrs. Johnson was quite dismayed that I did not inherit Mother’s athleticism.
Dorothea’s photo was taken when she was named Miss Wentzville (Missouri).
Two of our daughters attended kindergarten, in a four room school house, where Dorothea attended high school.
Both our mothers were spiritual women. Marjorie was Baptist and Dorothea was Catholic.
Dorothea raised four sons on the family farm. Marjorie raised two daughters, much of the time as a single parent.
Dorothea, born and raised in rural northeast Missouri. Marjorie, born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks.
Great Depression Era women who taught us well.
This Mother’s Day post is from 2012. I thought it worth repeating.
I am taking a couple of days off to celebrate Mother’s Day and just celebrate life in general. See you Monday.
Happy Mother’s Day…Enjoy the weekend!