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A Tribute to Mom

On this Mother’s Day, I would like to pay tribute to my Mom who I lost 16 years ago on Jan. 17, 1997. I still miss her very much.  These are the things i remember most.

She loved the color red. Image

She loved to laugh until she cried or peed or pants (or both)

Her greatest love was her children.

She liked fast cars, especially her 1966 Red Mustang.

She loved polo games.

She was always late because she was doing a million things at one time.

It was impossible to walk as fast as her.

She did handstands with my brothers and I in the hallway.

She rode my brother’s mini-bike up a tree.

She sewed together the bottom of  my sister-in-law’s nightgowns for her wedding night. (and didn’t admit it for 15 years)

She worked harder and longer than anyone I have ever known in my life.

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Mom loved her family.

Her favorite past time was genealogy and she loved hunting through court records and old cemeteries. Her bumper sticker said “I collect dead relatives”.

She had a great sense of humor, and was often downright silly.


Mom and Dad with their first grandchild, Candeus Anne Cooper (McDowall)

She missed being around her kids and grand-kids later on in life.  She was lonely. I’m sorry Mom.





At her great-granddaughter’s baptism, Chelsea McDowall

To the very best Mom that ever walked this earth. I could never come close to filling her shoes.  I love you Mom.  Rest in peace.