Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Here's my mom on her 99th birthday in January, being congratulated by our granddaughter, Arielle. They gave her a "queen for a day" tiara at the senior center where the party was held, but of course she's royalty every day in our family. The second photo is my wife Brenda's mom--aged 87. She's a sweet lady who--in my experience--puts the lie to all those bad mother-in-law jokes. We're looking forward to taking them both to a Mother's Day Brunch.





17 comments:

L.Holm said...

What beautiful ladies! happy mother's day!

Joanne Licsko said...

Your mother and your mother-in-law both have surprisingly youthful faces. They both appear to have much love in their lives. Thank you for sharing.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks for sharing these photos of these lovely ladies. You and your wife have good genes!

Don Gray said...

Precious ladies indeed, Liz. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Don Gray said...

Hi Joanne--thanks and Happy Mother's Day to you. Our mothers radiate a lot of love, we are most fortunate.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Deborah. Happy Mom's day to you!

Erika Nelson said...

What a great tribute they both look so well and I'd never guess their ages!

Leslie said...

What a treasure to have such beautiful women in your life.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Erika. They are kindhearted ladies, but real survivors. They built them tough back then!

Don Gray said...

That's sure true, Leslie--thanks!

Katherine said...

What an inspiration seeing these pictures. Both of your mothers have so much beauty and spark in their beings. I can see both of you in your mothers.

Dean Grey said...

Happy belated Mother's Day to your mom, Don!

99? Wow! That's an accomplishment all on its own.

You better start making HUGE plans now for next year when she hits the big 100.

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Dean. Yeah I know, 100 coming up--wow! Mom forgets her own age, and when I tell her she shakes her head in amazement.

Sheila Vaughan said...

How precious these old folks become to us Don. My mum is 89 and I find time and again that her life experience often provides just the right answer to my daily problems. I remember when I was a teenager and didn't want to hear!Yes, what you said to Erika, they made them tough in those days. I hope I've inherited some of that toughness!

Don Gray said...

Hi Sheila--good to hear from you. Yes, a lot of wisdom garnered in all those years of living. As old as I am, I must be getting really smart too! :>}

Martha Miller said...

wow! what beautiful women!!! what fantastic genes! aren't women the most amazing creatures?
xox

Don Gray said...

I completely agree, Martha! :>}