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