Mother’s Day is special to me. It gives me a chance to review my life and what affect it has had on others, especially my children. Aren’t they handsome? Both are very brilliant, kind, loving, creative, musical, and successful. My one regret is that they did not grow up together. They never experienced the bond they should have had between them. Sometimes I wish I could go back and make different decisions, but then I think that God had it all under control anyway. I am a blessed mother.
This is a photo of my mother about 8 years ago. She used to come to the campus with me once a week and file. She is putting new tests in my testing manual. Mother loved to keep busy and she was until the last three years of her life. She was a classy lady with lots of talents like writing poetry, organizing events at church, and of course her job at Savings Bonds Division of the Treasury. She used to travel all over the US and teach payroll clerks how to do Savings Bonds deductions. I miss her. She died of Alzheimer’s, a cruel disease of the mind.
This is picture of my cute Mother at a Greek restaurant in Hilton Head, SC. Mother went with us on this vacation and really enjoyed about three days until the Alzheimer’s acted up. She didn’t know why we had taken her to South Carolina. Mother loved to travel and she and I have had many vacations together. This was her last in October, 2012. She died that December. She was my best friend, and I will always miss having her near.
This is a treasure! My Uncle Jack, my Uncle Sherwood, and my Mother are outside their home sitting on the porch. They are all three in heaven now with my Grandfather and Grandmother(s). My grandfather was an itinerant preacher for the Church of Christ…Silas W. Baker.
This was taken on anniversary of my teaching, 30 years, beginning in Long Beach, MS. Photo is me, my daughter RonnAnn, and Mother.