Happy Mothers Day
Many days we think about our Mother; today I want to share some things about my mother.
My mother is going to be 99 in July, she has a beautiful complexion. What I learned from her as I watched her as a little girl and my growing up years…..
We lived in southern Saskatchewan on a small farm with old buildings and an old house, we would consider today. But to me it was a haven of security and excitement to work with mom and dad. There were 4 girls and no boys. Now stay with me there is a message in the story. There was no big machinery back then and few hired men to be had. Mom worked very hard on the farm, driving the tractor with no cab, going to load bales to bring them home and she set the bales on the rack as dad pitched them up to her. Loretta and I learned to do a lot of farm work and all four of us pumped water for the bulls.
Mom is a pretty woman and you know in our youth that was and is more evident. How did she become so beautiful? No running water and one bathroom after dad built an addition on, with a “honey pail” for a toilet. Mom never complained. She taught us a lot through word and example. The bedroom for mom and dad was on the north side and our bedroom on the south. There was one bed and one roll away cot that had to be opened each night and put back together before we went to school. The 4 of us girls slept there.
Mom had a nice big dresser of the day. On top was a dresser set that consisted of a brush and comb and mirror plus a pink depression glass bowl with powder and a big powder puff. Then there was a small jar of either Pond’s cold cream or Noxema. That was her skin care of the day. I lovedto watch my mom put cream on her face each night after wash time and in the mornings as well. Not every time of course but when I did I drank in the love that oozes out of her. And watch her beauty shine.
Times were tough and we never had much. Remember our old house. How did she ever afford to buy her own cream on her face with 4 little girls to dress and she did sew all our clothes for years on a treadle sewing machine.
Mom milked cows at 5 a.m. and at 5 p.m. daily from spring to late fall. She seperated the milk and gathered the cream and every 2 weeks she had one 3 gallon cream can and/or 5 gallon cream can to ship to the Creamery. The cream cheques which were like $6.00 to $15.00 that bought things for mom’s personal and household needs. Yes, dad was there farming and being present. The dollars were hard to stretch. Mom never complained, however, as an adult I saw what they lived through and showed us love through and taught us to work.
Mom showed us love and respect with her beautiful face and her hair was always so nice and still is. My oldest sister Loretta, became a hair dresser at 16 and has looked after all of mothers hair dressing needs to this very day. She tied up her hair in a “kerchief” so it was never unruly when she returned from working out doors.
Today mom has a beautiful complexion and beautiful hair. As we struggle to stretch our dollars today holding enough money to look after our complexion and get into the HABIT of cleansing and moisturizing your face morning and night.
Today Eminence is our perfect choice to keep our complexion youthful.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. Reflect on your mother’s story, what was her “cream cheque”? How did she sacrifice for you, the family and purchase a very dear thing that was important to her and may still be.
Write your love story about her, one page, send as a letter or insert it in a card for an extra special gift.