My mother and her kids
Saying for the day: There is no greater love than that of a mother.
My mother had 70 kids.
There was Dawn and I and my brother Robert.
Then there were 67 more.
That’s a lot of kids.
After Robert died my mother decided to take in foster children.
There was a real need for somebody to take in babies until a home could be found for them .
She decided to meet that need.
She had so much love to give and those kids needed somebody to love them.
Sometimes she had as many as four babies at one time.
The agency was not quick about placing them and when it did come time their leaving was often painful.
It was almost like losing Robert again.
But she didn’t quit despite the pain.
Now, I have to be honest and tell you I didn’t always appreciate her taking in the children. I really hated it on the nights when she and my dad would go and visit my aunt and uncle to play cards.
Dawn and I were left with four babies to care for.
Of course by the time I had a family of my own I had plenty of experience but I didn’t think of that back then.
My mother and father were honored by the agency with a special dinner and a plaque.
My mother also gained another child as she ended up adopting my sister Chris.
She was one special lady, my mother, one very special lady.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard where the trains still run– The rabbit tossing contest which was postponed on the 18th because the stuffed rabbits hadn’t arrived will be held tomorrow afternoon. There are 40 people entered in teams of two. One wonders if the White Rabbit will make an appearance.
People have started showing up for the town homecoming week. They have come from all over the country. It is surprising how many places have been touched by this little town. People seem so happy to be back and see old friends and school chums. As the week goes on it will only get better.
Robert has this last week of traffic and then he has to be back at the university on Monday. He hopes that the town’s homecoming will top off his summer.
Donna Bergall had been proudly wearing her Liar’s Club shirt. So Jon has been wearing his from last year. I think they’ll have to do it again next year to see if they can settle who the greatest liar is. I vote for Donna.
The Great ,never believable, truly high, overly exalted, grand master Liar who heads up the Liar’s Club ruled out of order the attempt to take back the charter extend to Quilldancer. Somebody in the club said that there were irregularities in the contest she ran. It had to do with her being date challenged.
Our local dragon hasn’t been seen since the parade. Mrs. Trumble has been out practicing with her shotgun every day. The White Rabbit and the dragon would do well to stay out of her way.
Today's link- Jason's Incredibly Lame Blog- (The blog that answers the question of what use is chaos theory). Remember to put Dr.John in the comment to get those chaotic JCPOINTS. Check your points HERE.
Yesterday we drew W.J.St. Christopher if she is drawn today she gets what's in the PRIZE BOX.
We will draw three names when Betty gets up.
Betty is up. I have cut in the slips from yesterday.
She has drawn. And the results are:......
sorry W.J. (sorry Bree) if any of these three are drawn tomorrow that one gets the prize box. Good luck to all of you,
Betty went and served at a funeral today. Only twenty six people came. I worked on the outside layout. The sign is now done. Well I need a breathing treatment.