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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Memories With Linda At A La Carte



Oh my goodness! I have been soooo good! All week long I looked in awe at that bottle swap full of wonderful gifts from Linda at http://ljm-alacarte.blogspot.com/. She wrote a beautiful card frilly with three different photos of her mom. She is Virgie, this soon to be 80 years young mother raised up Linda to be a marvelous wonderful woman with a kindness and caring that is not always something we find in folks. Linda's mom loved lots of wonderful things and I am still swooning over the contents of my bottle!

The favorites recipes touched my heart. Oh my goodness, someone sharing their family favorites with  me! I was honored Linda! Miss Virgie is one talented gal. A sewer and quilter  and girl scout leader. This woman traveled the world with her hubby as he was a military man. Look how cute the pictures are! I love them! My yummy morning coffee here is also a favorite of Virgie's! She has a peanut allergy but loves turtles with pecans! DeMets! I will savory them!


Born in Texas and still living there today I have a Texas key chain and postcard! Thanks Linda! The card can go to my postcard exchange! Three cheers for the state of Texas! My mom was an avid bowler and I wish I could have salvaged the pretty paper with the bowling motif! My own mom would have gotten a kick out of that!You can look through my pictures and see all the talents that lie in this powerhouse lady named Virgie!



The kitchen gadgets and love for animals, particularly fuzzy kitties and her love for helping others is just a small glimpse into the life of one remarkable lady. This woman gave up many of her loves to carefully and compassionately care for her husband when he became ill. Her sister was a breast cancer survivor and I am honored to have the beautiful red kerchief with the pink ribbon symbol shown here in my treasures.



My fun vintage items are such a kick! I can see Virgie wearing some of these beautiful rose clip on earrings to a USMC cocktail party with her hubby. I was tickled to receive all these wonderful items and I hope I did not miss anything here. I can always reflect with you if you need more details. I was honored that Linda created tags to add to each item. It was such a thoughtful way to share her mom with me.



I love everything here and I want to wish Linda and her lovely mom Virgie a heartful and happy Mother's Day today! Virgie, you made my heart a little lighter today because my own mom Cecilia went home to be with the Lord in  2001.

15 comments:

VKT said...

Oh My Anne! Was it you I bought the postcard for to send? I had a senior moment after I bought an NC card and couldn't remember who I was going to send it to...duh!

I mentioned you in my Mother's Day post sweet lady!

maryt/theteach said...

Anne, some very wonderful things in this bottle swap! What a fun thing to do! :)

CC said...

It was a wonderful post Anne. Hugs and Happy Mothers Day...

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a very special swap. I read Linda's post too, and enjoyed getting to know both of you and your mothers better. Hope you can visit my blog today for my special Mother's Day post.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I think this is just wonderful what you and Linda have done here! Such a sweet tribute to both your darling mama's.

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!

Anne

Linda said...

Thank you Anne for this sweet and wonderful post about my Mom! She is so special to me and I love her with all my heart! I enjoyed getting to know your Mother also. This was a fun swap and I also know I've made another great friend in you! Have a wonderful day.

Linda @ A La Carte

PeggyR said...

Great post! I'm glad you like the singing frog! I actually went after the header because of the tea cup! I think I need to learn how to make my own headers Hope you are having a great day!

Mollye said...

Happy Mother's Day Anne, Thank you for participating in the Mother's Day Swap. Hugs, Mollye

Chatty Crone said...

I know Linda personally - and believe me - she must have a great mom - and I read her blog and your mother sounded wonderful too. . .

and a Happy Mother's Day to you too. ♥sandie

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Loved visiting to see/read about your bottle swap! Happy Mother's Day!

Melinda Cornish said...

I was in the swap too and having lost my mom in 2002, this was a great way to honor her.....It was fun wasnt it? Virgie sounds like a real character, and I got a great sense of who she is from your bottle.....come visit if you get a chance....

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

what a sweet story!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Anne!

this looks like it was a fun swap! I just read about your mom over at Linda's place. Sounds like both of you got a couple of great moms!

Ann said...

Wasn't this fun. You really received some neat things. Linda sounds like a wonderful mom. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day.
Ann

Ani said...

What lovely things you got! I can tell from what Linda sent how much she loves her Mama, and the items you sent her were Such a loving tribute to your own Mom.

This bottle swap was absolutely wonderful!