Mother’s Day, Prom 2014, Eat What You Want Day,


Today’s Quote:  A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

★~Mother’s Day:

Mother's Day

At the top of this post is the corsage Cole (my teen) had made for his prom date. Please look up and admire the little pink flowers nestled among the roses.  These tiny flowers bloom on tree branches outside Cole’s school and he wanted to include a few in his prom dates corsage.

This past Friday when I drove him to school (we were picking up his suit after school) the plan was for him to procure a small branch from the tree, give it to me, and I would deliver it to the florist. It was a rainy day and by the time we reached school it was coming down in buckets. At this point, Cole decided it would be better if I went blossom picking from the tree. I disagreed. He countered with the reminder that if he got drenched he would have to sit, in wet clothes, in a drafty classroom. I hate kids sometimes.

He also informed me before departing that the school was very protective of the trees, so I should steal the branch unnoticed and casually. I guess the good news is the pouring rain created an atmosphere that allowed me to stalk the tree unnoticed. Casual was a little more difficult. It’s hard to appear casual while you are being drenched by the rain, and are poised to chop off a SMALL branch of a tree (to fully understand you might need to try it).  Fortunately, the chop-chop was not necessary, a branch had been knocked off the tree and was relatively intact. I snagged it and dripped all the way to the florist. If only the Lily of the Valley had been blooming (this may be my sister -in-law and brother-in-laws fault).

Cole was thrilled with the corsage results, and his date was charmed that he would stand out in the rain for her risking detention to make her corsage extra special.  This my friend describes Motherhood at my house.

★~ Eat What You want Day:


This one is easy to celebrate! Indulge in the foods you love most.

★~ Today in History:


♥~1858 – Minnesota entered the union and became our 32nd state  known for its lakes, mosquitoes, harsh winters, and walleye. It’s also known for some great writers, including Robert Bly, August Wilson, John Berryman, Sinclair Lewis, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not all of them were born in Minnesota, but they became associated with the state over the course of their careers. Bob Dylan, another native son, was born in Duluth and grew up in nearby Hibbing.

♥~1927 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded; although the first Oscars were not presented for several years after its founding.

♥~ 1970 – The triple soundtrack album ‘Woodstock’ was released in the US, going gold within two weeks.

♥~ 1978 – Margaret A. Brewer became the first female general of the U.S. Marine Corp.

♥~ 1997 – Deep Blue, IBM’s supercomputer, made history by defeating chess-master Gary Kasparov. After losing the first game in the match, the computer gained a win in game two, and managed draws in games three, four and five. The final score was 3 1/2 points for Deep Blue and 2 1/2 for Kasparov, who, for the first time ever, conceded defeat. Afterwards, he bolted from the room shaking his head in disgust. “I’m ashamed by what I did at the end of this match,” Kasparov said at a news conference. “But so be it.”

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1888 – Irving Berlin– Little Israel left school after his father died. He was only 8 years old when he took to the New York streets and sang on street corners and in saloons to make money for his family. This was the start of his career in song, dance and movies.  Although, Irving never learned to read or write music, and he never learned to play in any key but F sharp he wrote God Bless America (1917) and scores of Broadway tunes

♥~ 1894 – Martha Graham modern dancer:  Denishawn dance school and performing troupe, Graham company, established school of modern dance at Bennington College; choreographer: Cave of the Heart, Appalachian Spring; “The center of the stage is where I am.”; died Apr 1, 1991

♥~ 1904 – Salvadore Dalí surrealist artist: Accommodations of Desire, The Persistence of Memory, Visage of War; died Jan 23, 1989

♥~ 1932 – Valentino (Garavani) fashion designer: dedicated Collection Blanche to Jackie Kennedy [1967]; his ready-to-wear collections have been shown in Paris since 1969; founded Valentino Academy [1990]

♥~ 1946 – Robert Jarvik physician: inventor of the Jarvik 7 artificial heart [implanted into Barney Clark in 1982: kept Clark alive 112 days]

★~  Good to Know: 

This is my sweet mother, I would have no other! Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day


Do you want to see a few Senior Prom pictures. Cole’s Mother’s Day gift to me was not whining about picture taking. Of-course, I also let him have a little FUN…


Prom 1

Prom b

Prom Boy


Prom Date



Prom 2014

I need to work a little magic with a few of these proofs and clean them up, but taking them was so much fun that I couldn’t wait to share them with you. My kid slept over at the prom party house and he hasn’t checked in yet, but I don’t doubt he had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to hear all about it.

More Odd Random Reviews later today.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. Whomever and whatever you mother–the world is a better place because of you!

Odd Loves Company


12 thoughts on “Mother’s Day, Prom 2014, Eat What You Want Day,

  1. Happy Mother’s Day!
    Very pretty corsage indeed! Nice prom pictures…..looking forward to more plus the stories.
    George Carlin! I like my stuff & have a place for it, too. He was the 1st comedian I thought funny on my own. Red Skelton was a family funny.
    Wow! You’re sweet mom could sure clean up well!

    • Thank you for admiring the corsage. Next life, I’m sticking with dogs. :-D.
      I love George Carlin….he just had a knack of hitting the nail on the head and saying what other people were thinking just much better.
      😀 Didn’t she clean up well?

  2. Happy Mother’s Day. Love the prom pictures. Cole looked so handsome and his date was beautiful
    Still hanging with a sick kid, but my husband took everyone else out for breakfast with his parents and they are going to park afterwards so it’s just the two of us and since he is sleeping, I’m grabbing some computer time.

    • Hope your little one is feeling much better and nobody else caught it. Sometime surrendering to illness isn’t such a bad thing.

  3. Thanks for sharing the prom photos..I am sure they all had a great time..
    Happy Mothers Day
    Great photo of your Mom… 😀

    • Thanks for admiring. They did have fun and everyone came home tired, safe and sound. I’d like to say I worried, but I fell asleep around 11.
      It sound liked from FB that you had a very nice Mother’s Day.

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  5. Cole, his date, and the entire class look spectacular in the Prom photos — thanks for sharing! Any tears that this is his LAST Prom??
    Love what you did for your teen, getting that branch in the rain. You’re a good mom, Kb! You must get that from your dear mom — was that some sort of fashion show in her picture?
    Thanks for the info on MinneSNOWta, Irving Berlin, and Deep Blue — I love learning new things!
    Hope Mom’s Day was super for you!

    • Thanks Debbie. Funny thing by the time we get to the actual last event I’m usually too wrung out with the drama of getting there to have much emotion.
      My Mom hit it out of the ball park for me too many times to count and I wasn’t near as nice a kid as Cole is :-D.
      The picture is from when she modeled in New York after she finished high school.
      Hope you did something special for yourself and enjoyed Mother’s Day despite the fact it was long distance. ♥

  6. Ah, LOVE the corsage Cole had made. What a great looking couple he and his date are! Hope you have a special mother’s day, my friend.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • Thanks. It was a wonderful Mother’s Day. The best part was hearing all about prom. Thanks for admiring the corsage. It was nothing, really 😀

      Hugs back!

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