To my dear Readers: For Mother’s Day I’d like to post pictures of your mom. Please give me her first name and write something about her, such as what she likes to do and what you have learned from her. I will post what you wrote along with your mom’s picture on Mother’s Day. Here’s what I wrote about my mother. E-mail your message and picture to www.Bronwyn5Minutes@aol.com.
Stay-at-Home Mom, Writer, Emmons Jewelry Saleslady, and Baseball Fanatic: My mom wrote a novel titled A Big Dose of Life based on her life as a WAVE (Women Accepted For Emergency Volunteer Service) during World War II. She died before she finished her book. She was caring and fun-loving, and always there for my sister and me, listening to our problems and sharing in our successes. In the evenings when she wasn’t typing away on a chapter for her book, she held jewelry parties at the homes of ladies in the neighborhood. Before my birthday each year, she would inquire the kind of cake I wanted and the color of frosting I preferred. Every year, I ordered chocolate cake with blue frosting. As I recall, all the double-layer cakes she baked resembled the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but all tasted delicious. Every Halloween Mom wore Groucho Marx glasses. Every October, during the World Series, Mom sat transfixed in front of our black and white TV (the one that needed pliers to change the channels). Go St. Louis Cardinals (her team, I think, because the players were so handsome).
What I learned from her: To love God, be kind to others, have fun in life, read books, write thank you notes, appreciate art, use no more than 8-squares of toilet paper at a time, and cure hiccups by taking 8 gulps of water.