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  posted on 2/29/2008 at 07:07 AM
I have lots of Mamas and I feel extremely fortunate to have so many strong, nurturing women that I call "Mama".

A friend of mine says, "Misself has a Mama in every state and four in Georgia!"

AND....don't say anything bad about any of them or I'lll have plenty to say about it! I love my Mamas.

How many do you have? Two of mine have passed on...my two grandmothers, unconditional love is a wonderful gift to give and to receive.

 

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  posted on 2/29/2008 at 08:45 AM
I guess I've had three, and two have passed on.

1. My natural mother, who most of you have heard about. Gone four years, but never far from my thoughts.
2. My maternal Grandmother, who I memorialized earlier this month in the Memorials section of the forum.
3. My dad's wife, my step-mother, Dixie. Since 1970. Going strong at age 70.

Nice thread, MissElf.

 

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  posted on 2/29/2008 at 09:01 AM
yes, a nice thread...
I have 3 as well.
first is my birth Mother... she turned 77 this week...to me she is more like my Grandmother than my Mom, but that's ok cuz I didn't have any Grandma's of my own growing up as 1 passed decades before I came along & the other died when I was 5, so not many memories there.
the second is the most importnant one, my foster Mom...she is still young, at 62...very cool woman! She is my MOM & Mother, to me. Very long story short, I went into a foster home when I was 12 & as horrible as it seemed to me at the time, it ended up being the family that was, is & always will be what consider as MY TRUE FAMILY!
the thrid is my friends Mom, Patty...she was the extra Mom I bonded with when my foster parents & I butted heads, all too much for a time there when I was 18 - 20 something & all else in the world seemed to be against me! She always has considered me her daughter too & inludes me in everything she does with her own kids.
All 3 are alive & well for the most part & each an important part of my life!

As for Dads, I had 2...my birth Dad passed away last February at 85...he was a great guy, but like my birth Mom, more like Grandpa to me...a lot of years between us & some bad times...and many years of no contact & hard feelings...but it was all good in the end!
My foster Dad is the man consider to be my DAD...couldn't have asked for better on that one!

 

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  posted on 2/29/2008 at 09:44 AM
What a cool thread...I have 3:

1) My actual mom who, in addition to being the coolest woman on the planet, is one of my best friends. It always seems strange to my friends that I actually enjoy hanging out and going places with my mom, but its the truth. And as cliche as this sounds, she really is my inspiration. She hasn't had the easiest life, but she doesn't complain about it. She just takes her experiences and each one makes her emotionally stronger. If I can be half the woman she is, I'll be content.

2) My maternal grandmother who passed away when I was 14. She is my hero. And I wish every day that she was here to guide me. The hardest thing I've ever done was to sing at her funeral. Every time something major happens in my life, I wish she could be there. What's great is that my mom makes a point of keeping my Nonie's traditions alive. Like leaving the Christmas tree up until January 10, which was her birthday.

3) My dad's sister. She's my godmother, and she never had any children of her own, so she always spoiled my sister and I. She was the one who made sure we always had some of the things we wanted that my parents just couldn't provide. And she still does, even though my sister and I are both grown.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2008 at 06:32 AM
Saturday, my husband and I threw a birthday party for my 1st mother! She turned 80 on Sunday! Goliath got the band together and my girlfriends helped me with the food, set-up, everything! Mama Reba danced from 7-11 and had a wonderful time!!! That was my goal...! Her life's loves are music and teaching. Several of her students were there. So was one of my other mothers, Mama Louise!

I am a happy girl and so is Mama Reba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love my mamas.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2008 at 06:48 AM
I'm glad to hear the party went so well, Miss Elf!

Even though I only met Miss Reba for a short time, I could tell she was a sweet southern Mama.

Happy Birthday Miss Reba

 

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  posted on 3/4/2008 at 07:23 AM

My Grandmother(Mama), who raised me from age 3 to 12. She was a trip. Fun, but hardcore when it came to minding her. She used what she call a little "Hickory Tea" to straighten my young a$$ out. She's the one that got me started loving horror movies. We used to watch all the old ones when I was young. She's been gone for 3 years. I still cry sometimes.

My Mother(Shirley), I called her Shirley until about 10 years ago. I call her Mom now. I left my grandparents to live with her when I was 12. She's the best Mom I could ever have. Although she still treats me like a teenager...even though i'm 51. She gets on to me in a minute if she has too. Don't know what I would without her.

Aunt Marge is like my older sister, always has been.

So I had 2 Mama's...just one now.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2008 at 08:57 AM
Naw, Kenny, you still have two mama's. One's just gone on ahead.

[Edited on 3/4/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 3/4/2008 at 09:51 AM
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Naw, Kenny, you still have two mama's. One's just gone on ahead.

[Edited on 3/4/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]


Yeah, your right Brother......

I miss her...My Grandma and Aunt Marge never looked down on me for things I did, I was always on level ground with them. I'm running out of folks to run to when things get bad. You know what I mean, some folks "listen to ya" and some folks "LISTEN TO YA" and hear you.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2008 at 08:23 PM
I suppose I've had two Mama's

Aunt Nina (my Dad's older sister) was the best Mama. She passed away
when I was in 5th grade but I will never stop missing her.

Mamaw was my maternal grandmother. She was a character. When she
got older her grandchildren took to calling her "Wild Cat", but that's
another story. I think about her everyday. She passed away in 1978.

I haven't had a Mama for a long spell, however, a number of people now
think I'm their Mama!!!

 

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  posted on 3/13/2008 at 09:38 AM
Wow, Ellen, what a beautiful thread. And you know, I love you like a mom and a sister.
And, I know this is way tardy, but every time I've tried to post something lately, I started to cry and had to walk away. I wanted to post when this was fresh, but it is never too late to say "I love you" to the living...

My birth parents passed away when they and I were way too young.
However, I am fortunately blessed to have a living loving mother who adopted me a few years ago. She is the true Goddess in our lives, blessing us with her love every single day!
(We love you, Mama! Please, come to Wanee. We need you there.)
I've also had several loving matriarchs in my life, including my ex-mother-in-law who wound up loving Henry as much as me. She dearly loved our children - in her mind they were Her grandchildren. She would come and stay with us often - almost every Spring. Our kids called her "Aunt...", not completely aware of the true rare beauty of the realationship until after she had passed away. When they were toddlers, I didn't know how to explain it to them - comfortably. By the time they were old enough to understand, it no longer mattered. They only made the connection to my ex-husband by reading her obit.

I've shared this here before - I am forever grateful to the Universe for all the family I have discovered in life, and most especially here, because it is borne of unconditional love and not from obligation.

"...The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof....." ~ Richard Bach-Illusions

Ellen, you are so right!
Unconditional love IS life's greatest gift!
I love you, sis!

 

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  posted on 3/13/2008 at 09:50 AM
Sweet tears.........I love you, Maggie Darlin'.

 

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  posted on 3/13/2008 at 09:55 AM
wow Maggie...what a story...bittersweet for sure, but beautiful...as are all the others shared here! i wanted to thank you for sharing the sentiment: "...The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof....." ~ Richard Bach-Illusions

i have never heard that, i really identified with that & could not describe my situation & life any better!

 

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  posted on 3/13/2008 at 10:01 AM
Me too! I have a large "chosen" family,.....large!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/11/2008 at 01:17 PM
Happy Mothers' Day, to all of my mothers!



 

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  posted on 5/11/2008 at 01:28 PM
Remembering my mom today. Miss you, mom.

Grandma P. passed in 1983.

Grandma B. passed in 1998.

Remembering them, as well.


Happy Mothers Day to all the HTW mamas out there!


[Edited on 5/11/2008 by BigDaveOnBass]

 

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  posted on 5/11/2008 at 01:32 PM
Do tell your mom Happy Mother's day for me - Reba's just amazing and raised such a thoughtful and sweet daughter - YOU Miss Ellie Sure miss mine today - she was my best friend and almost eight years now after her passing, I'm still feel such a hole in my heart. So many of us here no longer have our moms so to all of you, BIG HUGS and hope all the great memories of your times with her make you smile today

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  posted on 5/11/2008 at 01:39 PM
Paternal Grandmother passed in 1970....
Maternal Mother passed in 1973....

My Mother passed the day after Mothers Day 1997. That Mother's day was the last day I saw her alive. She passed early the next AM and Mother's Day has not been a good day for me since then....however it is getting better

I know Mrs. Reba can outdance me, but I sure would have given her a run for her money on the dance floor...

 

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  posted on 5/11/2008 at 02:22 PM
my mother Joanne passed away last year on April 20th........

she loved The Allman Brothers and saw them once in Clearwater Florida in a small theater.

Instrumental Illness was her favorite song that night and her favorite part was when Oteil scatted to "America".

so today's song of the day:

"I Always Loved My Mama" by The Intruders.

"You only get one, You only get one,.....yeahhhhh."


 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 01:06 PM
I talked with one of my mothers today. It is the day after Mothers' Day and the day before her 85th birthday. A late Mothers' Day call and an early Happy Birthday call......I hope it evens things out!

I love my mothers!

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 01:53 PM
i really miss my mom..2nd mothers day without her..i hope this gets easier

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 01:59 PM
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i really miss my mom..2nd mothers day without her..i hope this gets easier
I feel ya, bro. This was actually my fifth MD without Mom. It's hard to not be emotional about it.

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 02:07 PM
Mothers and Others ...

Saturday, Donna and I hosted our third annual, "Mothers and Others" party. This little tradition is beginning to catch on with several of my friends - be they mothers or others!

Like Ellen, I have had the blessing of being surrounded by several strong and loving women in my life. My mother is still with me, so she was present. My second "mother" is my aunt, who pretty much took care of me from the time I was about 14 years old. My "third mother" passed about 10 years ago. She was my best friend's mother and cooked many a meal for me. She also kept a room in her large house as my own bed room!

The music portion for this year's party turned phenomenal! In past years, it's been me and a couple of other "frustrated guitarists" making noise and doing the best we could.

This year my friend Linda (the Human Jukebox), and PatrickCrenshaw's friend, Lesa (a new Birmingham resident) showed up. These two started out with kid gloves, allowing me and my friend Richard to keep pace for the first hour or so. Then these two incredibly talented ladys threw down the gauntlet. Both can play guitar better than most of the guys that I know and BOTH have angelic singing voices.

When we thought it couldn't get any better, my friend B.A. showed up. B.A. plays with a couple of bands in the Birmingham area - including the Big City Wranglers. The 'Wranglers play "vintage C&W" with a twist of cool. Dey bad!

Anyway, B.A. walks in and sees Lesa and Linda and probably thinks that they're players on the level of ... me! You should've seen his jaw drop when these two turned it on! Absolutely incredible! When B.A. tuned up and jumped in ... just off the friggin' hook!

 

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  posted on 5/12/2008 at 03:35 PM
That sounds like a fine time, Rusty!

Some of my mothers can't leave the house. I wish I could get them all together. That would be cool!

My dad took my other mother somthing for mothers' day. He told her he couldn't climb the steps to bring it to her and she told him she couldn't go down them, so he met her at the corner of the porch and did a hand-off!

 

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  posted on 7/17/2008 at 07:23 PM
One of my mamas needs prayers and lots of them. She will be having surgery soon, to remove cancer. Please pray for one of Ellen's mamas. God will know who you mean.

Thank you all so much.

[Edited on 7/18/2008 by MissElf]

 

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