Mother’s Day in Pictures
May 13, 2013
I woke up to my own charges:
As I stepped out the front door of my houseboat on my way to Alice’s, I met up with another family:
I brought flowers to Alice, of course:
Including the first stolen rose of the year:
And a bag full of stuff I knew she’d like. But first we had lunch, which was meatloaf (no photo of the lunch, and you wouldn’t want to see one anyway; looking at that ground up meat reminded me of last week’s post, Mother Love). Nadine was there as well as a lot of women wearing red hats. They were going to the Mother’s Day Tea at 2 p.m. Alice forbade me to even think about attending.
For example, a new blouse (not from Goodwill). Here she is checking out the new blouse in her bedroom mirror:
Alice liked it so much she actually felt like posing:
“But I have that skin,” she said.
I suggested she not worry about that skin. She returned to the bag.
She found a new gold chain to hold the pendant made by a devoted follower of this blog, Kerry Ellen. Alice lost the original chain a while ago and has missed wearing Kerry’s glass work.
Two cinnamon rolls, her favorite kind.
A high-gloss magazine depicting all sorts of clothes and haircuts and actors and actresses from the 1920s:And of course a gigantic card. Even though it’s hard to read with her eye condition these days, she read every word.We each ate one of her chocolates and then she told me she was going to “hide” the box in her filing cabinet so she wouldn’t eat another piece any time soon. Following that, we visited a while and then she dispatched me to the garden to take a photograph of the new scarecrow made by residents. “Then go home and send me the picture,” she said.
Of course I obeyed.
What do you think of that scarecrow? She looks to me like she’s going shopping, perhaps for Mother’s Day gifts.