That’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout!

When I was in high school, Mom worked various jobs; I remember once, she even worked in the lettuce fields, cleaning lettuce. The thing is; I know the only reason Mom worked at all was so we could have all the things we couldn’t have afforded otherwise. But recently, I realized there was more to this than meets the eye.

I got an email from Mom yesterday, and in it she mentioned she had been working ten hour days, and had several more to go before she’d get a break. She’s filling in for the owner of the RV park while he is out of the country, and she will get one break from that job during the fourteen day span. But she also works part ime at anohter job, and I know for a fact she gets up at five A.M., does her household chores then goes to her moning job. Then she opens the RV park office at eleven and works there the rest of the day.

My point is, I marvel at my mom’s work ethic. Now, I won’t say how old Mom is, but I’m sixty-one, so do the math. (She did have me quite young, but still!)

As I was walking the dog this morning, I was thinking about Mom’s work ethic, and the thought that came to me was this: It adds to the impressiveness of what she is doing when you consider she doesn’t have to do it. She could just as easily kick back and take it easy; she doesn’t need the money, and her employers would probably survive without her, but here’s why she continues to work, and work hard and long hours: She doesn’t know how not to.

Like so many American’s (probably people in other countries, too) she believes a person should earn their own way. To her, there’s no such thing as retirement, and as long as she is able, she will continue to work.

In case you can’t tell, I am very proud of my mom!


  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    She is an amazing woman, and a shining example to anyone with whom she comes into contact.

  2. renxkyoko said

    That’s very impressive. And uncommon. Although, I hope she stops once in a while to smell the roses.

    Greetings from California !

    • Actually, even though Mom works hard, I think she stops and smells the roses every day!
      Thanks for the visit and comment!

  3. I bet you are proud of your mom, wish mine was still here.I really enjoyed reading your post……such a pleasure.

    I would like to thank you for your visit and lovely comment on my blog.
    Have a good day.

  4. Hi I had trouble sendding a comment so will try again:
    I bet you are proud of your mom, wish mine was still here.

    I thank you for your visit and lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated.
    Have a good day.

    • The comment came through both times, Yvonne. I am doubly appreciative of your comments! Yes, I am very proud of my mom!

  5. My deep respect to your mom! I see myself not retiring as well — just working on something fun 🙂

  6. Mom said

    It isn’t just that I wouldn’t know what else to do so much as I like that extra
    money so we can give, Ray and I love to give, any needy cause and
    blessing other hard working people that’s what we like to do most.

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