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Today is Mother's Day and I have been thinking all week about what Mother's Day experiences I gave my mother when I was a teenager. I used to make her breakfast in bed - French Toast with lots of maple syrup. Sometimes I made fancy coupons that were good for 2 hours of ironing or a week of cleaning the bathroom. I don't remember what, if anything, my father did for her while he was alive, and he died when I was just barely 14.
When I became a mother, my husband always took me out for a nice supper and the children made me cards or little items at school. I still have most of them in my Genealogy Treasure Box. Once they left home and moved away they began a tradition of calling me on Mother's Day. Sometimes my eldest grandchildren send me a Mother's Day Card - that's very special to me.
My mother passed away two years ago but I have a daughter, two daughters-in-law and a former daughter-in-law, all of whom are amazing mothers to my grandchildren. I wish them the happiest of Mother's Days!
What are your traditions?