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Monday, February 15, 2010

Suck That Marrow!

Winslow, around 1953/1954: Dad was back from Korea...he and Mom settled down in a tiny place in New Haven, Connecticut. I bet Mom dished these fish for dinner in a most delicious way.  As I posted earlier, my mother did everything well.  So my Dad STILL does at 78 years of age!  His life is out of a storybook - he travels extensively, hunts and fishes all over, reads voraciously, and charms most everyone he meets. 

(NOTE: the "layering" of silver & me!)

I have a (new) friend whose mantra I've adopted: "...suck the marrow from life!" After flipping through a tattered photo album this morning, it's obvious my parents did just that. As often as I said I didn't have much in common with Mom; I'm slowly changing my mind.  We're the same kind of different and it warms the cockles of my heart to realize this.  She's been gone a long time and on this day, I especially miss her.

So, I'm going to move on in this new decade and tackle it with gusto!  Just like my parents did.  It's pretty easy to do when married to My Guy, surrounded with the "durls" (aka girlfriends) in my life and two wacky Standard Poodles that melt my heart!


Emily said...

I love how you are know realizing some similarities you have with your mother. Embrace those!!!! Warms my cockles to hear you say it! (haven't heard that saying in a long time, love it!)

sewmuchwhimsy said...

Love this post Vava. The pics of your parents are so good. And of course Stella and Duke are too cute for words sitting in the same chair together like real buds.

Anonymous said...

Oh Vava... I loved this post too! Your parents have SUCH character. Your dad sounds like such an interesting man...I am happy that you are embracing the similarities that you share with your Mom. I am glad that you made peace with each other those last twelve very glad. :) love, San

Anonymous said...

I love this post for so many reasons. Duke and Stella are adorable in that chair and the pics of your mom and dad are just so telling. You are her are just realizing it.You have so much of her spirit in you. It's amazing what a little maturity can produce. :)
xoxo Dianne