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!