My Mom turns 85 today. And I couldn’t let the day go by without wishing her a very happy birthday.
She’s a knock-out, isn’t she? I always thought my Mom looked a lot like Ingrid Bergman. You can totally see it in this picture, can’t you?
I owe my Mom a heck of a lot.
Not only do I get my sense of humor, stubbornness and distaste for idle chitchat from her. But I also get my fierce sense of independence and loyalty. Not to mention my love of gardening.
She is German by birth and a proud American by choice.
She still enjoys German cooking. Like sauerbraten and potato dumplings.
I wish I could cook like my Mom. But alas…
Though, I did make my first sauerbraten about a year ago. And, though it was tasty, it wasn’t nearly as good as Mom’s.
My Mom spent about thirty years as a foster parent. I can’t count the number of children she and my Dad took into their home. Although, I’m sure she could not only tell you how many, but also each and every one of their names.
Mom is a faithful fan of PatriotRetort.com despite the fact that she refuses to use a computer. I print up every single post and deliver them to her at least a couple times a week.
Frankly, I think the person hardest hit by Lupus interfering with my work is my Mom. She would much rather I post twenty times a day so she had more to read. And as much as I want to please my Mom, the limits Lupus has been putting on me lately make that infinitely difficult.
If you’ve read the About Dianny page, you know it was my Mom who introduced me to the books of Ann Coulter. And it was reading Ann’s book Slander that got me to really reevaluate my committed Liberalism.
I owe my Mom for helping me escape the naval-gazing, insufferable Liberal positions I once held.
In that sense, you enjoy PatriotRetort.com in large part because of my Mom’s influence on my life.
She’s really an amazing woman. And I am so proud to be her daughter.
Happy birthday, Mom.
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