BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.

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Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Mother
Savannah, GA
New Year's Eve
~1960

If you look closely (hand on mantle),
you'll see Mother is wearing white gloves.
She was the epitome of a Southern Lady.
(She tried desperately w/ me, but failed).

Daddy made the ceramic Santa pitcher and mugs on the mantle.
I still have the set and cherish it.


Happy Trails,

32 comments:

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I lived in the south for several years and loved each and every minute of it. Right now at -15 degrees, Georgia is lookin' mighty fine to me☺ Yes, I can easily see the genteel Southern lady in your mom - right down to her toes.

Kari in WeHo said...

Your mother sure does appear to be a true southern lady

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

We love your Sunday posts. And we love Savannah, too! We'll be there in Jan and Feb this winter--woohoo! Think we'll have snow?! :)

JNTR

Anonymous said...

Your mom was beautiful! I love the gloves! The pictures over the mantle are good, too. The Santas are a good heirloom. I think you are a lady...a lab lady for sure! Plus I have seen you in southern belle mode! SH

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great picture of Mom.. Yes sundays are for family...

Oh about those ears.. Mom says Louie and Callie have big ears but no network... She is pretty silly...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful pictures and such good posture too. I remember as a child my parents used to threaten to put a rod down my back if I didn't stand up straight...now I'm very thankful for their constant nagging. HA!! Mama always tried to get me to call her Mother...I don't know why I wouldn't HA!!
Madi and Mom

KB said...

Although my mom wasn't a southern lady, she wore white gloves to church when I was girl. And, all us girls bought Easter hats. What memories your photo evoked!

I'm sorry that my post scared you. I plan to stay far far away from that spot until Mr. Kitty moves on. I've lived here for a decade and have never had such an experience before, with a lion kill so close to a traveled route so I don't anticipate it happening again. But, I'll be much more on my toes to guard against it in the future.

Ninny said...

She is beautiful! Yes, I remember white gloves. I find them at estate sales a lot. True ladies. Hang on to those Santas!

Liz

Gloria said...

Your mom sure is a southern lady! Being a lady 100% of the time is no fun. When I have to be OK. When I don't want to be one, but rathur a tomboy, thats MORE FUN! lol

Alex93andme said...

She is beautiful in the picture. Pictures and memories are wonderful. I have a small picture of my great grandmother that was taken in the 1800s. I keep it in a small frame along with the rest of my family that are now gone from this earth but still in my heart.

Melissa said...

I can see where you have your good looks and kind ways from.

I desperately want a new puppy. Nick is so worried about us being able to care for one, since we work.

I hope we get a new addition to our family soon. I would love to have a sweet baby to hug, kiss, and carry around.

Kathy said...

Your mother is so beautiful in that pic, a true Georgia Peach!
Amazing how you look just like Mama!
Kathy

Anonymous said...

What a great photo. Gloves....I HATED them. The cotton ones made me crazy. Your mom had realy grace and presence. You look sooo much like her.
Jan

Anonymous said...

Stunning photo - she was quiet the lady as I remember. I think I saw those santa cups before.
CRS - Houston

Remington said...

What a nice memory. Things were so different back then....atleast that's what Beth tells me....

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I have been feeding the coons twenty+ years. We have a screened in back patio and the coons and possums where coming every night and making holes in the screens to get to the bird food that was kept on the patio. We stopped keeping the bird food on the patio and they still kept coming. We replaced the screen two times. That is when I started feeding them out the back fence. I have never had a sick coon in all those years. Did have one possum sick once.
Coons get a bad wrap but are really very sweet animals.
XXOXX Fern
Yes you were very close, you are a plant person. Animals & Plants are our things.

JackDaddy said...

Don't forget about the hair! A true lady would never let her picture be taken if her hair wasn't fixed! :)

Farley said...

Soooooo beautiful :)

Byron said...

I remember the gloves too. We also used the gloves to put on our panty hose for church so as not to get any snags in them.
All the memories a picture can bring out.

Byron's Mom

Sam said...

Your mother really does look like a southern lady! I bet you cherish the Santa mug - I've got several things from my father, but the ones I cherish most are the ones he made!

Sam and Cisco

Phyllis said...

Hi Ms. K,

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Yes, I'm very happy to have Blair with me. There was a little fight among the three of them yesterday, but I think Zoe started it. I've kept them all separated or under very close supervision today. I didn't see what started it but I ran outside and broke it up right away. Princess had a bloody ear, but it's ok.

I read your previous post about MV - how disgusting. I'm sure he has excuses for all that he did. May he rot in hell as far as I'm concerned.

Oh, and I enjoyed your little post about your mother and her gloves. My grandmother was Mrs. Etiquette - I still have one of her old Emily Post books :)

Suka said...

What a beautiful photo! Very elegant! I wish fancy gloves like that would make a comeback. I grew up with Sunday's being "Family Day" so I appreciate your lovely Sunday posts.

K and Suka

Suka said...

Oops! My paw is quicker than my thoughts. I meant to also woof congratulations on your Superior Scribbler Award! That is pawsome! And you deserve it! And great choice of blogs to forward the award!

Suka

alaskanarcticexpedition said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Homer said...

You mum looks very classy in the photo. We love it!

Love,
Homer

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

My mom had a bunch of those gloves. I loved dressing up and putting them on as a little girl. *sigh* Amazing I can remember that far back...

Shannon

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh yes!

Another time and another era!

She looks pawesome!

My mom grew up with the easter outfits, fancy pants, ruffled anklets, etc etc etc!

Tank woo fur sharing yet more memories!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

And oh how pretty she is too!!! It is always so refreshing to see these family pics.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Sonic said...

Wow that's lady-like! And it's a pretty cool Santa pot thing. My Pops doesn't really make anything with his hands though. He just... well... he clicks things with his mouse.

Sonic

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful picture!!

Twinkietinydog said...

Gosh, I almost missed this post and I do look forward to it. Silly me, that's my weakness. Sometimes I get ahead of myself.
Twink!

countryliving said...

She's a movie star........