Tessie’s Tidbits: Some nice tributes to our ‘Moms’ – Lifestyle – The Columbus Dispatch

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Hi sweeties! Next Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day and we should all celebrate our respected mothers for the job of raising us into decent and caring adults. The following articles were found on the Internet and I thought they were a nice tribute to our “Moms.”

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5

For cleaning up my room this week: $1

For going to the store for you: 50 cents

Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: 25 cents

Taking out the garbage: $1

For getting a good report card: $5

For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2

Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No charge

For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No charge

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years: No charge

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No charge

For the toys, food, clothes and even wiping your nose: No charge

Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said,” Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL”

And here’s a little something to put a smile on your face — every mother has said at least a few (or all) of these lines: These familiar sayings have somehow been handed down from mother to daughter right through the ages. How many of these did you grow up with?

Who do you think you are?

Ask your father (closely followed by “Ask your Mother”)

Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age.

I’ll treat you like an adult when you start acting like an adult!

Look at me when I’m talking to you.

Don’t you roll your eyes at me!

Don’t pick it, it’ll get infected.

I don’t care if “insert child’s name here” Mum said yes.

You’ll put your eye out with that thing!

I’m going to give you to the count of three.

Don’t put that thing in your mouth, you don’t know where it’s been.

Wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident and have to go to hospital.

Don’t cross your eyes like that, one day they’ll freeze that way

I don’t care who started it, I’ll finish it!

Don’t EVER let me catch you doing that again!

Why? Because I SAID SO, that’s why!?!

If such and such jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?

If I catch you doing that one more time, I’ll …

Your father is going to hear about THIS when he gets home!

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

How many times do I have to tell you, don’t throw things in the house!

Do you think your clothes are going to pick themselves up?

“I don’t know” is NOT an answer!

I know it’s not fair. Life isn’t fair.

To all the mothers in this neck of the woods, “Happy Mother’s Day!”

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Birthdays being observed this week include: May 7 – John Lance; May 8 – Gayle Huffman and Peggy Scott; May 9 – Bill Sutterlin, Kathy Rodriquez and Jim Kollar; May 10 – Carol Hinkle, Gayle Christopher and Susie Stake; May 11 – Greg Henley, Thomas Gilman and Jenna Book (she’s 15); May 12 – Bob Stinemetz, Janice Taylor, Julia Casler and Joyce Rohrbaugh; May 13 – Ann Stitzlein, Terri Hinkle, Jo Long and Ray Mumper.

Many happy returns of the day!

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Growing up a “few” years ago, I loved Burma Shave road signs, here’s one to share with you:

On curves ahead

Remember, sonny;

That rabbit’s foot

Didn’t save The bunny

Burma-Shave

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Wedding anniversaries being celebrated this week include: May 8 – Dan and Susie Piskur (their 37th); May 10 – Jeff and Stephanie Shearer (their 39th); May 12 – Ken and Sharon Gosche (their 35th) and Bob and Shirley Stewart (their 45th).

Congratulations!

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Finally – “The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.” — Billy Graham



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