I Gotta Say It Again!

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. You know, letter sweaters, class rings, year books; stuff like that. And then she has the nerve to say she doesn’t think she was that good of a mom. HA!

One of the jobs she had for quite awhile was as a waitress at Mildred’s Café. Mildred’s was located smack in the middle of Buckeye, Arizona on Main Street. Mildred was a wonderful lady, and she and Mom became close friends, and stayed in touch after we left Buckeye. She served up great country style dishes; anything from burgers and fries to full blown dinners and steaks. But what made her famous—at least in one teenager’s eyes (stomach, actually) was her pies. Mildred made the best apple pie I ever tasted. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of a slice of her apple pie, and this lad was in heaven.

I like to tell funny stories about Mom’s cooking when we were kids, and they are all true. Check out Mom’s Cooking – Survival 101, Mom’s Cooking – Survival 102, and, Don’t Drop the Fudge!. But she figured it out along the way, and became a pretty darn good cook; pies—in my humble opinion—are her specialty.

I’ve said all this before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again many times, because in my opinion, we had the best mom ever. She sacrificed so much for us–still does–and we saw it all. Yes, we saw what you did, Mom. We saw how hard you worked; we saw how you tried to protect us from the bad stuff; we saw how you stuck it out when things were tough; yes, we saw it all and we knew you were doing it for us. We could not have been more blessed. We had the best the best Mom ever.

Thanks, and happy birthday, Mom.

My favorite picture of Mom!

My favorite picture of Mom!


  1. Colline said

    A beautiful tribute to your mom.

  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    Happy Birthday,Wilma.

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