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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish all the Mother's a Happy Mother's Day today! And especially my Mom, who has earned her stripes, and has unselfishly raised me to become the independent book loving woman that I am today. I'm fortunate that I can spend Mother's Day with my mother today, so I've closed my books for the day and am off to do just that... Next Sunday's Salon, we'll be back to books and chatting about what we're reading! And of course the week ahead offers all sorts of wonderful treats. For now, let me leave you with a bit of Mother's Day Humor from the American humorist, Erma Bombeck. She was a mother of three...

When God Made Moms

When the good Lord was creating mothers!!!!!

He was into His sixth day of "overtime when the angel appeared and said,

"You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."

AND THE LORD SAID....."Have you read the specs on this order?

She has to be completely washable, but not plastic.

Have 180 moveable parts... all replaceable.

Run on black coffee and leftovers.

Have a lap that disappears when she stands up,

a kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg

to a disappointed love affair, and six pairs of hands."

And the angel shook her head slowly and said,

"Six pairs of way."

"It is not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord,

"It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

THE LORD NODDED....One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks

"What are you kids doing in there?" when she already knows.

Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn't,

but what she has to know;

and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say,

"I understand and I love you", without so much as uttering a word."

"Lord", said the angel touching his sleeve gently, "go to bed, tomorrow...."

"I can't", said the Lord, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself.

Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick....

can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger,

and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower."

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly.

"It's too soft", she sighed.

"But tough!" said the Lord excitedly.

You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure."

"Can it think?"

"Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise", said the Creator.

Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.

"There's a leak", she pronounced.

"I told you, you were trying to put too much into this model."

"It's not a leak", said the Lord. "It's a tear".

"What's it for?"

"It's for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride."

"You're a genius", said the angel.



By Erma Bombeck


Harvee said...

Have a great day with Mom! wish I could do the same but she's in another country!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Have a great Mom's Day with mom. (I lost mine 23 years ago sadly).

Mason Canyon said...

Enjoy your day and give your Mom an extra hug just because.

Happy Mother's Day.

Thoughts in Progress

bermudaonion said...

I love the poem. I hope you and your mom have a wonderful day today!

Aisle B said...

Have a great day with you mom on Mother's Day. Sending out a big Happy Mother's Day to everyone & hope you enjoy the special day with family and friends.

PK Reeves

fredamans said...

Happy Mothers Day Suzanne!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Harvee & Diane! Thank you so much for the sentiments of the day! I wish you both could be spending it with your mothers, but the special part of having a mother is that no matter where our mothers are, whether far away or no longer with us here on earth, there is always a special place in our hearts for them.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Mason!
I gave mom that extra hug, told her that bloggers were special people and that one came from YOU! :-)
Hope you had a nice day too! Happy Mother's Day!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi BermudaOnion!
Glad you enjoyed the poem! I use to just love Erma Bombeck! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Freda!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi PK!
Happy Mother's Day! And for anyone not familiar with Tumblr, that's where PK & I met. It's similar to Blogger, and I'm going to have to write a post about it. You can find PK's reviews there at

Julie P said...

Hope you have a wonderful day with your Mama!

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