Monday, July 30, 2018

Mother's child. . . . . . . .

On a recent day I felt very much my mother's child. Do you ever feel like that?
Baking was on the To Do list - some to nibble and more to freeze.
Wholewheat cheese scones for soups or salads, and blueberry muffins
 for breakfast.

Mother was definitely a brilliant woman. She could do just about anything she set her
 hand to. Dressmaker to royalty, tailor, wedding dresses, my childhood wardrobe
 perfection, my adult wardrobe fashionable - I sent the fabric and Vogue designer
 patterns, she mailed back the clothes! 
Gardener with a very green thumb, awesome cook, jam maker, cake baker.
Bartender in her father's pub in her twenties. Served in the Royal Air Force 
during WW2. A chef (no formal training but they loved every dish, and her
 amazing cakes) in an exclusive business club. 
She managed shops; lighting (where she handmade the silk lampshades); furniture;
and china departments as she knew all the beautiful British china 
patterns. . . . . . . . and before retirement, managed the busy theatre box office
 in our lovely seaside town where she met the famous, including the Beatles!  

. . . . . . .and the tea towel?

The Princess Theatre building is just visible on the left of this old but loved tea towel.
 Built in 1961, the year before I emigrated to the USA, it sits on the waterfront
 of my hometown in Devon, England. Celebrities galore have crossed its 
stage - from the pirouetting Russian Bolshoi Ballet to prancing Mick Jagger and
 his Rolling Stones!

. . . . . . . this tea towel reminds me of my mother and much of what
she taught me and passed along to me. What a hard worker she was,
what an amazing woman. I'll miss her always.


12 comments:

  1. I do hope Mary, you had a long time with her. What a blessing.

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  2. What wonderful memories of your mother. She sounds like an amazing woman. I'm so happy to still have mine, and call her and my father regularly. I know that time is fleeting. Your cheese scones look delicious!

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  3. Lovely post, Mary. I have always felt the same way about my mom; she could turn her hand to anything and it was always done with perfection.:) And now I want a muffin. xo

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  4. What a lovely tribute to your mother! Those muffins sound wonderful!

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  5. This was a wonderful and touching tribute to your mother, Mary, thank you for sharing it.
    Mmmm, cheese scones!!!

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  6. What an amazing woman your mother much have been. I enjoyed learning a bit about her.

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  7. Loved reading this post! Thank you for sharing your memories of your mother. Hugs!

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  8. What a very special mum you had. Love the looks of your scones. I know those blueberry muffins are winners. I have been thinking I need to bake some very soon.

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  9. She sounds amazing and those treats look tasty!

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  10. She does sound amazing.....and talented.....and brilliant!

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  11. What an incredible woman of many talents. Yes, of course you miss her. Memories are sweet, but they are not enough.

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  12. How lovely to read about your mother, who was a gifted and incredible lady. It must have been fun to send her some fabric and a Vogue pattern and have the finished outfit sent back! The tea towel is very special, a reminder of far off days, and don't the beautiful old linen towels last forever. I really like the look of those wholewheat cheese scones - must google a recipe.

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