Thursday, October 27, 2011

Purrsonal Thursdays: Mom Love






From left to right, my mom, me, and my sister. Taken at the North Carolina Zoo in April 2006.



Yesterday was my mom’s birthday.

Kathie Ann Elmore Reich was born on October 26, 1954. Her mom was fifteen when she had her and her dad was twenty-seven. Her parents were married and stayed that way until “death do us part.” It was a different time back in the fifties. They lived in a small house in Craig County, Virginia. She didn’t have a bathroom in her house until eleventh grade (1971-1972). She graduated from Craig County High School in 1973 as her class valedictorian. She went on to graduate with a degree in French from Virginia Tech in 1977 and married my dad the same year. She didn’t do much with her degree, but both her daughters (me and my sister) have taken French classes. She helps the elderly by cleaning their homes and being a caretaker to them.

She may hate computers, but she loves writing. She writes letters to friends and family (twice actually, since she keeps a copy of them) and notes what she did each day, including what she ate. She’s an archaeologist’s dream!

We both love reading mysteries and have the same sense of humor. I call her during my lunch period at work as well as on the ride home (on speaker). We can always find something to talk about.

She’s the best mom I could have and I love her.

So happy birthday, mom, and I hope you have many, many more, even if you won’t read this because it’s on the computer.

10 comments:

Kerri Cuev said...

Happy Birthday Kathie! She sounds like an amazing person. Cherish the special relationship that you have with her :)

Aubrie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

What a great personal Thursday! I have a great relationship with my mom as well. She's one of my beta readers.

Michael Offutt said...

What an amazing daughter you are. This is wonderful and happy birthday to your mom.

Carol Riggs said...

Are you serious?! My mom's birthday was yesterday too. Right on! Only my mom was born in 1940. Her parents were 16 and 28, close to yours!! Happy birthday to your mom. :)

Christine Rains said...

Happy birthday to your mom! :) That's such a sweet post. Hope her day is extra special.

Sarah Pearson said...

What a lovely post. Happy birthday to your Mum :-)

Nicole Zoltack said...

What a lovely post! Happy birthday, Cherie's mom!

Cher Green said...

Happy Birthday Kathie! You've raised a great one. Enjoy your day.

C D Meetens said...

Hope your mom had a lovely birthday!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! She sounds like a power house and a wonderful person. It's wonderful to see close moms and daughters.