1. Where did your mom grow up?
She was born in Rhode Island but lived in many places throughout New England, Texas, Arizona, and California. My grandfather was military so that was why.
2. Tell us about her siblings, if she has/had any. Did you have a favorite aunt or uncle?
She has one sister, my aunt Cindi. She was always the cool aunt because she and my uncle would go to all the Nascar races and bring me back stuff. He’s gone now and she has a debilitating disease and we don’t see her often. I would say she probably was my favorite aunt though. The others on my dad’s side were all a little off. Here’s an outtake pic of us a few years ago. Isaac did NOT want to take the picture. My aunt is in the very middle. My mom is in purple.
3. What is ONE of your favorite memories you can share with us of your mom
You know, I was actually thinking about this the other day. There isn’t any ONE moment that stands out. As a whole, she has always been supportive (even in her own weird ways that did not seem that way) and mostly she is dependable. She’ll listen and give advice and sure, we butt heads sometimes, but she isn’t out to get me or anything. My favorite memories come in the form of stuff I remember about her from childhood – stuff that barely matters but still feels endearing to me. Like how one time, she thought the glass on the counter was her iced tea but it was Dr. Pepper or Coke and she literally did a spit take.
4. Please share a picture or two of your mom with us
Already shared one! Here’s another. I am fond of those shots that are not necessarily posed.
5. Let’s not leave out the grandmothers. Share what you will
Both my grandmothers have passed but they were very unique in their own ways. On my dad’s side, Mema, she taught me to always be calm and collected, talk when it’s time. She had zingers but she waited until the right time. She was an excellent cook and a Southern lady for sure. My Grammy on my mom’s side was louder, more brash, also a Northerner. She only died a few years ago and I was very fond of her. She loved gin and watching soap operas and doing crossword puzzles.
First pic, bottom right are my paternal grandparents. Second pic is a little blurry but those are my maternal grandparents.
6. Do you have any special plans for Mother’s Day?
Not yet. Normally, I appreciate eating out for breakfast because it’s my favorite meal but with the intermittent fasting, I skip that meal. Ash suggested just adjusting my eating so I can but at the same time, everyone goes out that day so do we really want to wait? So I really don’t know what we will do!
I really just want to have a relaxing yet productive weekend. Last weekend I was out of town so now I can catch up on home things and whatnot.