Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Mother

 Rosemary, my mother

This is the way I like to remember my mother.. and it's the best picture I have of her. She was a woman full of adventure. She married my father and could have her bags packed to a foreign country in no time.
My mother loved to cook and entertain. My parents entertained often. They were both on the faculty at Texas A&M University.  Some evenings in our home were similar to a meeting of the United Nations. Researchers from all over the world sat at our dinner table, enjoying wonderful Italian food and great conversation.
Mother was active in her church when living in the States.
The church my parents attended was predominately Italian-American. The church spaghetti dinners and St. Joseph's Altars were carefully planned and executed.
She love family and family research, not only for her family but for others. Her compilation of interviews from Italian-Americans living in Brazos County was published.
My mother had many other accomplishments, but I know that most of all she was proud of her children and loved us
all dearly. I truly miss her.
January 3, 1926 - June 15, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, Mother!


Julie Harward said...

She is a beautiful woman...what an interesting childhood you must have had! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU...have a great day tomorrow! Come say hi :D

Neil and Susan Brown said...

What a lovely woman your mother was. This is where you get your love of adventure and family. It is really a day to remember our mother's and what they contributed to our lives and others. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day knowing she is close to you. Susan :)

Rettabug said...

What a wonderfully happy photo of you mother & truly a loving tribute to her, as well, Karen. I'm sure she is smiling down on you today & now she entertains & interviews angels!

Jo Anne said...

Oh my, I will never get over missing her either. She was a wonderful sister-in-law to me.