Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wish You Were Here

Sandra Jane Walley Hanna
August 11, 1939 - May 8, 1986

I bought Mom the t-shirt she's wearing.

She was either expecting Keira or Tia (I think it was Tia) - Sherri would know - she's sitting there right beside Mom looking like a surly teenager.

Things I learned from Mom:
  • don't be afraid to try new things (squid, octopus, weaving, macrame)
  • indulge yourself by traveling (even if it's only to take a bubble bath in "Tahiti")
  • advantages of a large family (you never have to be alone or lonely)
  • love of reading
  • how cut up a chicken

What did you learn from Mom?


Keira said...

When the kids are performing death-defying harder.

And ketchup is the perfect tomato base for Spanish Rice (with hot dogs), right?

crashhanna said...

Ketchup or tomato soup. Actually, anything red. Or reddish.

Keira said...

Allergies stem from anything green.

"Mom, why do you wear sunglasses?"

"I'm allergic to the green."

From, Tia

Suzanne said...

Own a black dress. It's very useful for Halloween and funerals.

Cherry cheesecake is pretty dang good.

Lilacs are my favorite.

OKTownsends said...

Hope you don't mind if I add my two cents but maybe 90% of the "adventures" I had as a kid were with your family. Your Mom obviously thought the more the merrier. I wish I could thank her for all the good memories.
By the way, look how great she looks, already the mother of teenagers and pregnant with #7 or #8.

BeeGee Babe said...

Things I learned:

Homemade cooked pudding is always better than instant.

Hide the chocolate chips.

Jackie O. wasn't the only one who could pull off big sunglasses.

Use a firm voice so they don't question your intent.

Thanks Deb.. it's good to remember.

BeeGee Babe said...

By the way, I was about 14 so that would have been Keira.