A Memory Of Madre

Madre is a special creature.  I can guarantee that Martie and I are the only ones who have one like her.  Today is her birthday and she’s young.  I wanted to send a shout out her way and share a special memory with you about her. 

Once when we were kids, not quite old enough to drive but definitely old enough to want to hang out in a mall, Madre drove us to the nearest shopping plaza.  We did our business, buying giant hoop earrings in every available neon color and the coordinating socks, slouching through the mall like pre-teens do, trying to look cool and hip and whatever.  After much time had passed, Madre was ready to go.  She was past ready actually.  And we were being recalcitrant brats, whining and still shopping and not leaving. 

You know what Madre did?  She went to the candy kiosk in the middle of the mall, bought some gummy worms and stuck one up her nose.  

Oh, holy mercy, we could not get out of there fast enough.  She’s crafty, that one.

Happy Birthday, to the woman who loves me more than anyone else in this world.  I love you, Mom. 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Woney
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 22:09:52

    Happy Happy Birthday, Madre! I can’t wait to meet you!


  2. Nigel Windsor
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 23:08:31

    Happy Birthday Madre!


  3. Madre
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 10:15:50

    Thank you Mandy Lou….I love you dearly….you and Godie Mae are my LIFE !!
    GOD has blessed me !!!


  4. Martie
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 13:28:48

    Ah, the gummy worm fiasco. Priceless! Happy Birthday to my wonderful Mommy! Yes, I’m Godie Mae, I’ll own it.


  5. Freddie
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 20:42:22

    Happy (late) birthday, Madre!


  6. Felix
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 10:35:02

    Happy (Even Later) Birthday, Madre!!!

    The gummy worm incident is PRICELESS!!! LMAO!!!!



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