life : history


marie & helen

this week's word chosen by anairam is history. lately, we are really missing not just our moms as people, but having one. not to ignore our dads, especially charlie who is our last parent, but they really do represent a significant part of our personal history. although about the same age, our moms were so different. my mom, marie, was very domestically inclined, an excellent cook, decorator and crafter with a type a personality to match. scott's mom, helen, was also good around the house, but much more social and laid back. she could talk for hours whereas my mom was comfortable being alone.

we can be very much like them, respectively, and it's not unusual to be referred to by their names. for instance, i turn into marie when i decide to do something like cleaning and want to finish asap. scott becomes helen when he would rather socialize with the neighbors while doing laundry instead of getting it done asap. i suppose they're with us all of the time and ingrained in our personal history through some of those traits. usually, they seem to blend very well and sometimes we switch. they got along and so do we.

enjoy your weekend, everyone.

xo, cindy

ps i really love the song misguided ghosts from paramore's new album, brand new eyes. you can listen to the entire album on their site. i also like playing god, but that's for a different post ;). beach pics next week!

16 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Those old photos are charming! We do carry our moms in a special place, don't we? I'm lucky enough to still have mine with me and I'm extremely grateful. :)

Line said...

what a lovely post, you really now how to choose the wright words, I love these old photos so much!! Have a lovely W-E!

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blue moss said...

love the photos....
and your lovely words and thoughts
take care
michelle

Bonbon Oiseau said...

such a sweet and true post cindy. oops-see i turned into ruthie just then!

cindy* said...

love those photos, thank you for sharing...

sweet words as always...

heather smith jones said...

I like knowing more about your personality Cindy. I think I'm like you, sometimes I just want to hurry up & finish the chores!
Have a great weekend!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Hey cindy...and Scott...lovely post about your Mum's...really sweet pictures of them. I can only imagine the longing that you must feel without them.
I am so much like my Mum...and she is domestic Queen and such a Nature Woman...I love her so much...and only get to see her once or twice a year...
Have a wonderful weekend...sorry I haven't passed by all week.
Char

Aris said...

what a beautiful post. So happy to find your blog, it is a very nice place to be.

wild child said...

Wow, what a terrific combination between those two great women! Just LOVELY :)

Meg xoxo

Joyce said...

It is wonderful how our loved ones live within us. A beautiful post about two special women who gave us two wonderful and amazing friends. Thanks for sharing. I love the photos. xoox

aimee said...

i knew you'd come up with the perfect photographs for this word. thanks for introducing us to your moms. i think i'm a helen when it comes to doing chores and i'm a marie when it comes to having private time.

delightful :)

Anairam said...

What a great interpretation, Cindy! I miss my mom too. The older I get, the more like my mom I become. Well, certain traits, anyway!

Nicky Linzey said...

This is a lovely post, makes me very glad that I still have my Mum and to make the most of her.

cindy said...

thank you everyone!

julie king said...

i so enjoyed seeing the photos of you and scott with your moms. i can see the resemblances.

i've often said that there is no one person in the world i'd be more honored to be like than my mom. although i do have some of her tendencies, i really tend to take more after my dad who is less social and more pleased to be alone. i tend to be more content alone as i age.

Krissy said...

these are such wonderful photos! your post is fantastic my dear. hope you had a great weekend!