Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

In heaven now, I still recall my parents with
fondness and love. Both great role models,
it seems I sound just like them today!
Incredible how advice and words roll off my tongue.

This happens in most families I imagine.
Turn the light off when you leave the
room, close the door, please and thank you.
Seventy-eight years ago they married.

June 7, 1941. The same day my Dad
graduated Boston University. Young
love and interrupted for a time by
WWII but resumed happily. They

met and married in Boston and
came from small Western Massachusetts
towns. The home in Sturbridge had
plenty of room to play in summer


and build snowmen in winter. Long,
uninterrupted days of outdoor play
is what I fondly recall. After the move
to Colorado, my Dad finished the

home in Belmont, a Pueblo suburb.
Prairie land and more arid than
Massachusetts but a healthier
climate with abundant sun.

Two incredible people met,
married and faced life’s obstacles
with a strong faith and abiding love.
To my role models, Mom and Dad:

I wish you continued joy, love
and happiness in heaven. We
talk to you all the time, you know.
With much love: Happy Anniversary!

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17 Responses to Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Sweet memories of your parents must be the greatest gift they passed onto you. They meant so much to you, Mary Ann. You even catch yourself passing on the same advice, the same words onto the next generation. Best wishes and have a great weekend! Peter

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    Beautiful! Love to you Mary~

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  3. Arno Bode,Cologne , Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,
    wundervoll finde ich die Verehrung ,die Du Deinen Eltern beziehungsweise Deiner Familie in Deinen literarischen Arbeiten zu Teil werden läßt.In Deinen Arbeiten spührt man wie Du Deine Eltern im Herzen und Gedanken behalten hast. Auch Dir und Deiner Familie wünsche ich für die Zukunft ein glückliches und harmonisches Familienleben.Freue mich immer über die Vielfalt wie Du verbal die Verehrung Deiner Familie zum Ausdruck bringst.
    Alles Liebe und Gute,
    Dein Arno


    • Lieber Arno,
      Abwechslung ist die Würze des Lebens, wie man so schön sagt. Vielen Dank für solch einen wunderbaren Kommentar. Meine Bindung zu meinen Eltern und meiner Familie ist mein ganzes Leben lang stark geblieben. Es ist daher selbstverständlich, darüber zu schreiben, wie man sie liebt und von ihnen gelernt hat. Eltern als Erzieher und Vorbilder leisten für uns Menschen den wichtigsten Beitrag. Ich schätze mich glücklich, sie in meinem Leben gehabt zu haben. Hast Dujemals daran gedacht, Deine Gedanken und Gefühle über Deine eigenen Eltern und Deine Familie aufzuschreiben? Ich vermute, dass Du ähnliche Wörter und Gefühle entdecken würden. Du hast eine schöne Art, Dich in Worten auszudrücken. Ich wünsche Dir, Deiner Lilly und Deiner Familie ein wunderschönes Wochenende. Wir haben endlich blauen Himmel und Sonne mit Wärme an diesem Wochenende, was im Bundesstaat New York selten ist.
      Mein Bestes,
      Deine Mary Ann

      Dear Arno,
      variety is the spice of life as the saying goes. Thank you for such a wonderful comment. My bond with my parents and family has remained strong throughout my life. It therefore comes naturally to write about loving them and having learned from them. Parents as educators and role models make the most important contribution to us as human beings. I count myself fortunate to have had them in my life. Have you ever thought of writing down your thoughts and feelings about your own parents and family? My guess is that you would discover similar words and feelings. You have a lovely way of expressing yourself in words. May you, Lilly and family have a wonderful weekend. We finally have blue skies and sun with warmth this weekend which is rare in Upstate New York.
      All my best,
      Mary Ann


  4. This is beautiful. What a legacy you have!

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    • Anne – thank you for such kind words to me. The roots of this legacy run deep and strong. Spoken and written words leave us lasting memories. The circle of life from one generation to another. Enjoy a great weekend. “”__””

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  5. Precious memories and a lovely tribute, dear Mary Ann! ❤ xoxo

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  6. Clare Pooley says:

    What a sweet tribute to your parents, Mary Ann.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tom says:

    That was quite beautiful and moving. Thank you for sharing this loving memory.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tom- thank you for your kind and insightful comment about my blog. Loving memories are important to hold onto and pass to the next generation. Continue the circle of life! Hope you have a good week. “”__””


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