Mother's Day!

  • beaujangle

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    May 08, 2010 10:58 AM GMT
    What are you doing for your mother? I've just sent her a sweet e card! Big bear hug!
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 08, 2010 1:32 PM GMT
    Mine is stubborn as hell and won't tell me what she wants. I hate resorting to gift cards, but I might have to do that.
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    May 08, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    There was some godiva chocolates she was interested in...so I think Ill go buy her some stuff
  • rnch

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    May 08, 2010 2:01 PM GMT
    after spending almost 30 years in the retail sales trade; my mother has long believed that "mother's day" is just another cynical manufactured hliday by big companies to make consumers spend their money.

    her motto is "appreciate me during the entire year, not just on one day of the year". icon_cool.gif
  • kredone

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    May 08, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    I asked my mom what she wanted and her response was to spend time with family and to receive a card. She also likes sunflowers so I plan to get her sunflowers, a card and to spend time with her.
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    May 08, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    brunch -- she wants to see me, not get stuff. but of course brunch in the restaurant of her choice, plus flowers, card etc... pricey holiday, but moms worth it!icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 08, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    Mothers really want their kids and family to visit them more often than anything else. If this is not possible due to distance, than a phone call is a great gift. If you are able to be with your mother on Sunday, taking her out to eat and spending a Sunday afternoon or evening with her, is something she will love and enjoy. I can't be with my mother Sunday because she is 2,000 miles away enjoying warm sunny Arizona, while I freeze my ass off here in a snowstorm. lol So, a phone call is what she will get from me. But, if all goes as planned, we will see both my mother and dad in 2 weeks, when they come back to Wisconsin to be close to us kids for the summer. But they said they are not coming back until all our snow is gone. Hopefully, it will all melt by tomorrow. All our trees are leafed out already and this heavy wet snow on the leaves is doing a lot of damage and the cherry crop in Door County is in danger of being completely wiped out by a hard freeze tonight. A lot of prayers are being said today. Global warming? Where are you now? Please come back.

    We all can not wait for my mother and dad to come back, since most of us kids have not seen them since last October when they left for Arizona for the winter. We have a family reunion planned with the whole gang in June(about 25 people now) as our family is still growing with great grandchildren now. Soon the great great grandchildren are coming. We have had no deaths yet in our family, but my Dad is the oldest at 84. We are planning a double family reunion this summer with another one in August, celebrating their 60 years of marriage.
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    May 08, 2010 3:05 PM GMT

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    May 08, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    My mother puts a family history together every year of all the things happening to her kids, grandkids, and great grand kids every year with pictures and gives a copy to me and my brothers and sister. It's her pet project in the winter in AZ and her gift to us. She does a great job at this. She makes one every year. I don't know who is going to continue this after she is gone, but I elect my sister, since she is the oldest of us kids. icon_smile.gif
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    May 08, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
    My mother's ashes are somewhere drifting along the bottom of the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers.
  • RSportsguy

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    May 08, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    My sister and I are taking my mom and step dad to a nice brunch at a place that she picked out. We give her money because she still loves to shop!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 08, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidMine is stubborn as hell and won't tell me what she wants. ...


    Hey Rancher! I can understand how you feel. My mother is a Depression era baby and a Puerto Rican "Latina" to boot...even at 74 years of age.

    I've found that first, flowers are always appreciated even if the receiver grumbles about "how much money you wasted", etc. I usually retort something like, "I'd rather give you the flowers now while you're alive. Deal?" and I usually get a smile back.

    Also, if your mom is like my mom she's impossible to buy for. So, instead I give experiences. It might be taking her on a picnic. It might be cleaning all the high up places that she can't reach any more. It might be just sitting with her and holding her hand and asking her to tell you stories about her youth.

    Also, don't just do these things on Mother's Day, do them throughout the year for no particular occasion than "Just because I love you". You should see the tears well up in my tough as nails mother. It gets her every time.

    I live quite a distance from my parents. I am just shy of 5000 miles, and just a short 14 hour travel day by air. Surprise trips home are another gift that I give to my parents. And, because I have keys to their home and security access to the complex, I can show up on the front door, ring them on the cell phone and start chatting, then ring the doorbell. The looks of surprise and joy I will remember for the rest of my life.

    I hope I helped to share some ideas that will inspire your own. Please do share on this forum if you think of something novel.

    May you be blessed with rich happiness for wanting to make your mom know how special she is.
  • jgymnast733

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    May 08, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    My brother retired my parents 2 years ago and to tell you the truth i dont know where mom[and dad] are, those two travel all over the place now,,i cant keep up....I'll send mom an email happy mothers day [of course] ....
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    May 08, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
    Gotta love moms....me and my sis are taking mom and pops on a brunch cruise in the San Francisco Bay. Too bad it will be raining a bit. At least we will be spending time with her and the food should be pretty damn good. Fun times...
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    May 08, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    a roll of US Native American dollars and a card ... she loves collecting all the new coins that come out.
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    May 08, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    family lunch tomorrow
    i'm giving her a gift certificate for a facial ( ... no, not that you pervs :p ).
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    May 08, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    I'm gonna call my mom and wish her Happy Mother's Day. That will mean more to her than any gift.
  • hallyhallo

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    May 08, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    I will spend the day with her, horseriding and hiking
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    May 08, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    I'm surreptitiously doing damage control so that she won't be in a stupid ongoing fight with my dad and then maybe we can have a goddamn nice lunch tomorrow. Yay.
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    May 09, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    Efebo saidI'm surreptitiously doing damage control so that she won't be in a stupid ongoing fight with my dad and then maybe we can have a goddamn nice lunch tomorrow. Yay.


    yep thats whats happening to me.
    and the whole day went to the shitters because of it, i had everything planned out and i thought everyone had agreed on it, but only to find out that everyone claims they didnt know that, and now everythings fucked.
    cant fix anything now as i have to work in 2 hours... its lame.icon_evil.gif
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    May 09, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    paradox saidMy mother's ashes are somewhere drifting along the bottom of the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers.


    My mother's ashes are sitting in a box at my sister's house, waiting to be released along Cape Hatteras, NC. Two years ago today was the last time that I spoke to my mother before she passed away two weeks later.

    But she's still with me! icon_wink.gif
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    May 09, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
    I called her and listened to her complain about how shes not smoking anymore...My gift was not laughing at her.
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    May 09, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    Love u mommy!!!!!!!!!!

    and to happy mothersday to my baby's mom
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    May 09, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI'm traveling there right now with a trunk full of goodies!
    I've always loved this holiday.


    Awww that's soo Sweet.



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    May 10, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    My mother passed away just under 16 years ago. No matter what I gave her whether it was the diamonds on occassion, the flowers I sent when I couldn't get home, the furniture and sometimes electronics I bought her. She said she was always surprised with what I would always come up with, but there would be no way possible for me to top something I did on the very first Mother's Day we shared. I was born on Mother's Day. She was my best friend. She is guardian angel and she will always be my guiding compass.