Tag Archives: Mothering Sunday

Mum’s the Word: a Blog for American Mother’s Day

I have two mothers. They’re both dead. One was called Mum. It would have felt disrespectful to call her Doreen. The other one – the first one – was mostly called Mom. My dad called me out if I slipped … Continue reading

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A Vigorous & Colourful Personality : a Blog for Mothering Sunday

Hi Mom, It’s that time, again, Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day, in American, though the latter is in May, not March. I remember how I used to buy a card for you, in March, then post it in time for Mother’s … Continue reading

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Fat, Fifty & Mad: A Blog for Mother’s Day

“Over the hills and far away…” It’s an odd song to think of, yet it seems to fit. I know you used to pine for the hills of Tennessee. As a child, you travelled there every summer with your parents, … Continue reading

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You Hated Waste: a Blog for Mothering Sunday

A few years before you died, my sister spent part of a summer holiday clearing out the family “rag cupboard”. At least, I think that’s what it was called. Bits of old sheets; face clothes too worn to be displayed, … Continue reading

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