Happy Mother’s Day

Today it’s Mother’s Day and may I take this opportunity to wish all mothers a very happy day.

Mothering Sunday is always held on the fourth Sunday of lent, exactly 3 weeks from Easter. Traditionally people visited the church where they were baptised, their mother church. It was also a time when workers ‘in service’ would go home and visit their mothers.

Nowadays it is a day to honour our mums and shower them with cards, gifts, flowers and love.

Unfortunately I’m working all day so won’t see much of my lads or my mum.

On Friday night my brownie and rainbow units held a tea party for their mums, they made flowers, cards and tea for them to celebrate their special day. They did so well and were fantastic hostesses and their mums loved it.

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Always the bridesmaid…..not!

While watching the film “27 Dresses”, (in which the main character was bridesmaid 27 times), last week with my mum and my friend Debbie, we suddenly realised we all had one thing in common….all 3 of us have only been a bridesmaid once in our lives, not only that, we all wore blue dresses for the big day.

My mum was 4 years old and it was for her mum’s cousin’s wedding and Deb was also a bridesmaid for her mum’s cousin and was 7 or 8.

I was only 2 years old and it was my uncle’s wedding. I was one of two small bridesmaids, the other one was my cousin Ann who apparently cried all the way through the ceremony. On the morning of the wedding I was helping one of the adult bridesmaids hang out the washing and was in charge of the pegs. Unfortunately I took my role a little too seriously and wouldn’t let go of the pegs to carry my posy. So instead of carrying a lovely arrangement of summer flowers I had 2 pegs in my podgy little hands.

We have hunted high and low in the house for a picture of me in my dress but couldn’t find one, but here is a very small photo of my mum in 1944.