Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday Mom!

Today would have been my mother's 75th birthday, had she lived long enough. Instead, mom passed away from cancer more than a decade ago. I read a blog post the other day over at Legacy.com that explained what Susan Roper does on her father's birthday each year. She buys 100 Hershey's candy bars and gives them out randomly to people in memory of her father. I think this is a wonderful idea! I only wish I had thought of it myself! In my mother's case, one of her favorites was peppermint patties. I could see myself handing those out. Susan had a reason for using the "100" count.  I need to decide on an appropriate number to use for my mother...I know, 64! That is how old she was when she passed. It's never to late to start, right?



Happy 75th Birthday Mom!

(Perfect post to mark my 600th blog post!)

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Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 





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8 comments:

  1. That's an awesome idea! Makes me want to do something in memory of my mom, too.

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  2. Cheryl, that's a great idea to celebrate your mother's life.

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  3. What a great idea! It makes me want to do something like that to commemorate my dad's birthday.

    Congratulations on your 600 post!

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  4. I think that sounds like a wonderful way to honor your Mom, Cheryl. I bet she'd be happy to know she's the subject of your 600th post.

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  5. Thank you everyone. I went and bought a couple bags of mint patties and handed some to each of the cashiers and people in line as I left, with an explanation. Visited the neighbors also, it was a most awesome feeling to do this! Happy Birthday Mom!

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  6. Lovely! My Dad and I used to go to the local country markets a few weeks before Christmas, and he'd go to a charity's stall, pay for a homemade plum pudding, and tell them to give it to the next person who came to buy one. That is one of his many good deeds, which I am trying to continue via the 'Genealogists for Families' project. (Thanks for following the project's blog, Cheryl!)

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  7. Judy, I love it! Another great idea! Happy for follow the blog too!

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