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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, remembering Mom...
CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | May 8 2005 | Carlo3b

Posted on 05/08/2005 5:30:51 AM PDT by carlo3b

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, remembering Mom...

Could it have really been 25 years since I kissed my Mom good night? How could that be, it seems like only yesterday? Her memory is still fresh, her wonderful smile is vivid in my mind. I can still feel the tenderness of her kiss on my cheek, and I can recall everything she whispered to me as I held her close... Could it have been so long ago...

I still remember you Mom... each and every time I say good night to the kids on a holiday... I kiss them once more just for you...

I still remember you Mom... every time I see my sons and daughters and hold and kiss my grandchildren... I still think of you holding me...

I still remember you Mom...in oh so many ways...  more than ever, tonight...... tears



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A Mother

A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be.

The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother's watch and flushed it down the toilet. Sometimes his mother would say, "This kid is driving me CRAZY!"
 
But at night time, when that two-year-old was quiet, she opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be.

The little boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. he grew until he was nine years old. And he never wanted to come in for dinner, he never wanted to take a bath, and when grandma visited he always said bad words. Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo!

But at night time, when he was asleep, the mother quietly opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep, she picked up that nine-year-old boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be.

The boy grew. he grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music. Sometimes the mother felt like she was in a zoo!

But at night time, when that teenager was asleep, the mother opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep she picked up that great big boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be.

That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town.

But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town. If all the lights in her son's house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be.

Well, that mother, she got older. She got older and older and older. One day she called up her son and said, "You better come see because I'm very old and sick."

So her son came to see her. When he came in the door she tried to sing the song. She sang:

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always.... 

But she couldn't finish because she was too old and sick.

The son went to his mother. He picked her up and rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And he sang this song:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My Mommy you'll be.

When the son came home that night, he stood for a long time at the top of the stairs. Then he went into the room where his very new baby daughter was sleeping.

He picked her up in his arms and very slowly rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while he rocked her he sang:

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be.

by Robert Munsch


1 posted on 05/08/2005 5:30:52 AM PDT by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b
Happy Mother's Day to all freeper Mom's, the most patriotic of all.
2 posted on 05/08/2005 5:34:07 AM PDT by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First Let's get rid of the UN and the ACLU,..toss in CAIR as well.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; christie; stanz; jellybean; Angelique; Howie; TwoStep; piasa; Exit148; ...
 

To all of our FReeperland women and girls, I have a confession to make in this time and place.. you hold a special place in my heart. Each and every one of you teaches me how much I cherish the differences between us, and how much we men, especially me, needs to have you in our lives..

I'm not much for quoting scripture and even less about preaching, but I know that GOD meant for you to possess a special power, a inner warmth, a depth of love that we mere mortal men, need so very much. I also know that we fail so miserably to express our feelings of love and appreciation for your presence in our otherwise lonely and shallow life..

So for my confession.. I don't care if your husband or boyfriend knows it either....
to each of you...

I LOVE YOU.. and thank you for just being you..
HUGGG  and KISSSSSssssssssssssssss.. Carlo


3 posted on 05/08/2005 5:50:24 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b

**smooch!**


4 posted on 05/08/2005 5:51:29 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (My dad, a WWII veteran always said that America's best ally was...Britain. He was right.)
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To: prairiebreeze

******swooon****** .. ;)


5 posted on 05/08/2005 5:54:31 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b
It's been 29 years since my mom died and about 14 month's since my kid's mom, my wife of 29 years, died. I miss them both every day but today a bit moreso.

Happy Mother's day to all the women who have given birth to or raised children. There is no way to pay you or thank you adequately.

6 posted on 05/08/2005 5:56:22 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopeckne is walking around free)
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To: muir_redwoods
Bless your memories my dear FRiend.. thanks for reminding us how fragile love can be.. I love you too my dear man.. :)
7 posted on 05/08/2005 5:59:30 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: rodguy911

Well thank you from this Freeper mom if 2 boys!!!

Happy Mother's Day t all the other Freeper MOM's!


8 posted on 05/08/2005 6:03:21 AM PDT by Halls
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To: carlo3b

Thank you Carlo that is so nice. I knew you were a nice man when I met you and bought your cookbook. ;9)


9 posted on 05/08/2005 6:04:52 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: muir_redwoods

What a sweet and touching thought.

God bless all of our mom's, the one's who have gone before us and the one's still here.


10 posted on 05/08/2005 6:05:54 AM PDT by Halls
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To: carlo3b
Thank you for the Mother's Day sentiments, Carlo. Very moving.

How fortunate we are that beautiful, sentimental words are still written in an increasingly jaded and coarse world.

Happy Mother's Day to all freeper moms. Y'all should be getting your breakfast in bed about this time, LOL.

Leni

11 posted on 05/08/2005 6:06:34 AM PDT by MinuteGal ("The Marines keep coming. We are shooting, but the Marines won't stop !" (Fallujah Terrorists)
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To: carlo3b

Smooches to you Carol!


12 posted on 05/08/2005 6:06:47 AM PDT by cajungirl ({no})
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To: carlo3b

My Mom at 75 is doing great!

A couple of weeks ago, a teenaged boy accosted her

while she was sitting on a park bench reading. He

made some filthy remarks to her, reading from a

paper, probably as a dare from another teenaged

boy who accompanied him.

When my 5 foot tall Mother told him to buzz off,

he put his hand on her.

She sprang up, grabbed him by the collar, drew him

in and put the kid in a headlock. She choked the

crap out of him! (Later, I asked for a

demonstration, and my eyes almost popped out of my

head!)

The kid gasped for help from his friend, who was

too in awe of my Mother to intervene. Finally, my

Mother let go, and the kid wheeled around and spit

on her.

She replied: "I'll remember you! If I ever see you

again, I'll crack your F***ing head wide open like

an egg!"

This event prompted me to get my Mother a cell

phone for 911 purposes. I want her to call the

cops before she kills someone in self-defence!

What a grand old dame she is!

She mused that "I betcha that kid thinks twice

before he messes with a gray-haired old lady

again!"


13 posted on 05/08/2005 6:07:45 AM PDT by Solamente
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To: carlo3b

carlo, my darling, you are one of a kind!


14 posted on 05/08/2005 6:09:08 AM PDT by rintense
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To: All

Happy Mother's Day to all my freeper friends!


15 posted on 05/08/2005 6:09:45 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Tax-chick; Diva Betsy Ross; GummyIII; bobsbabe; mykdsmom; ConservativeGadfly; tgslTakoma; ...

Happy Mother's Day to some of the best FReeper Moms!


16 posted on 05/08/2005 6:20:32 AM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: carlo3b

Thank you, Carlo.


17 posted on 05/08/2005 6:37:17 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Ditter

Good Mother's Day morning to you sweet girl.. Have a wonderful day, you have earned it.. :)


18 posted on 05/08/2005 6:37:56 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: MinuteGal

BTW.. This is also a NO WEIGHT GAIN DAY as well, so soak up the goodies, and by tomorrow morning POOF.. all gone.. you heard it here first .. HUGGG.. :)


19 posted on 05/08/2005 6:39:00 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: rintense

You are a special woman my dear .. This day is for you and with a warm and tender hugg from a man that knows a good dish went I see one.. :)


20 posted on 05/08/2005 6:41:37 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b

Oh how very tender and loving! Thank you dear carlo3b! Hugs and *smooches*!


21 posted on 05/08/2005 6:44:47 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: cajungirl

That reminds me I better get started.. I am preparing a big cajin dinner for my beautiful daughters and grand daughters, and even one of my exes YIKES.. I might even let my son and grandsons have some.. Happy Mother's day.. :)


22 posted on 05/08/2005 6:46:20 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: Alamo-Girl

{{{{{{{ ZING WENT THE STRINGS }}}}}}}}}:)


23 posted on 05/08/2005 6:47:55 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b

Thanks Carlo...you made my day tolerable, knowing that hubby is out from yesterday still whoring it up. Kids are still asleep but they will more than make up for it, when they waken. LOL!!!


24 posted on 05/08/2005 6:49:18 AM PDT by mommadooo3
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To: rodguy911

Thank you so much for being a thoughtfull guy my FRiend .. We really can't thank women enough for all they mean to us..


25 posted on 05/08/2005 6:50:53 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: mommadooo3
Hey . I called both of my ex wives this morning and thanked them for my fabulous kids.. I even call my ex mother-in-laws.. I must have lost my mind.. But the Hell with it... I am just feeling the love.. Come here woman .. lets give that bastard something to think about!!!! {{{{{ A HOT Italian SMOOOCH }}}}}
26 posted on 05/08/2005 6:57:13 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b

You are a very special person...Thanks for the ping Carlo


27 posted on 05/08/2005 6:57:25 AM PDT by tubebender (We child proofed our house but they still get in...)
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To: carlo3b
Your Mama raised a fine son, carlo.

Thank you for a heartwarming thread.


28 posted on 05/08/2005 7:02:58 AM PDT by lysie
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To: carlo3b
LOL. You're TOO funny!

You haven't lost your mind. You've just managed to maintain it AND YOUR HEART!

It takes a really big man to acknowledge the blessings that were brought into your life, even when they 'slip away'.

Life's a dance.

Guys like you make the music sweeter!

29 posted on 05/08/2005 7:03:56 AM PDT by mommadooo3
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To: carlo3b
That is so beautiful! Thank You!

((((((Big hugs to all FReeper Mom's))))))))Thank You for all your wisdom & guidance.

Even though I've been a MOM for 19yrs, there is still so much to learn, and FReeper Mom's have helped me in so many ways.God Bless you all!

Happy Mother's Day!

PS. FReeper Dad's Rock!

30 posted on 05/08/2005 7:05:07 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Some stories have more spin cycles than my Kenmore washer!)
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To: Solamente

Your mother doesnt need a cell phone. Get her one of those canes with a sword in it. She will know what to dop.


31 posted on 05/08/2005 7:29:57 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: carlo3b

Thank you! My Mother's Day started with a my cat choking. LOL


32 posted on 05/08/2005 7:48:17 AM PDT by hipaatwo (When you're in trouble you want all your friends around you...preferably armed!)
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To: carlo3b; RosieCotton

Thank you Carlo!


33 posted on 05/08/2005 7:50:53 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: TaxRelief

Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend! Thank you!!


34 posted on 05/08/2005 7:51:51 AM PDT by GummyIII ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.")
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To: muir_redwoods

This is a painful thread.


35 posted on 05/08/2005 7:52:07 AM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: carlo3b
THANK YOU Carlo.
That was a beautiful Mother's Day message.


May 8, 1945: VE DAY (Read More...)

May 8, 2005: MOTHERS DAY (Click Here to send a free e-card.)

36 posted on 05/08/2005 8:51:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: gitmo
"This is a painful thread."

It's not pain, just the bittersweet memory of love taken from me and good women lost.

37 posted on 05/08/2005 9:03:17 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopeckne is walking around free)
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To: carlo3b
Thanks Sweetie. You made my day.

Well, that and the fact that my hubby is taking me out for lunch.;^)

38 posted on 05/08/2005 9:09:40 AM PDT by MozartLover (Music isn't just learning notes and playing them.You learn notes to play to the music of your soul.)
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To: carlo3b
Carlo,

Thanks for the verse. My Mom has been gone now for 19 years , and I miss her everyday. My Dad carried this photo of her for over 40 years in his wallet and she's the Mom I remember too!

Happy Mothers Day, Mom!

Love You Mom, "8-10"!

39 posted on 05/08/2005 9:21:12 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: carlo3b

Great post. Happy Mother's Day to all moms!


40 posted on 05/08/2005 9:59:29 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: carlo3b

Thanks Carlo :) To all FReeper mom out there, and the kids and spouses who love them - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


41 posted on 05/08/2005 10:39:58 AM PDT by Libertina (Washington State... Western branch office of FloriDUH elections.)
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To: carlo3b
What a nice post.

Happy Mother's Day to all FReeper Moms!


42 posted on 05/08/2005 12:14:13 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: carlo3b

WHAT a nice thread, carlo!! Thank you...and a VERY Happy Mother's Day to all my Freeper Lady friends!!!


43 posted on 05/08/2005 12:33:25 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Yo! Cowboy! I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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To: carlo3b

44 posted on 05/08/2005 12:42:44 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: carlo3b

Thanks for the hugs and kisses...I needed them!
You're very sweet.


45 posted on 05/08/2005 5:51:16 PM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: TaxRelief

Thank you and Happy Mothers Day to you to!


46 posted on 05/08/2005 6:10:09 PM PDT by Flora McDonald (Stand the Storm!)
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To: carlo3b

Today is hard,I lost my Mom three years ago to A.L.S.There is not a day goes by that I do not think of her .She was a good mom always thinking of her children first .I only wish I could see her one more time.Happy Mother's Day to All! Remember to cherish each day with you Mom!


47 posted on 05/08/2005 8:45:25 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: tubebender

What a terrible host I have become, I put up a post and then run off until the cows come home..

How wonderful to see you on our thread, I hope all or most of the surgery problems have been left behind.. I just know you are feeling your oats again.. :)


48 posted on 05/08/2005 10:09:54 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: Solamente
Your sweet ole Mom sounds like one of my former mothers-in-law.. couldn't weight but 98 lbs soaking wet, but could whip a pissed polecat with one hand and still caste dispersions at me with the other.. LOL
49 posted on 05/08/2005 10:16:28 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: rintense
Rintense, I have a favor to ask.. My son is a bit More than just an accomplish pianist/entertainer, he is currently writing a musical score for a big budgeted motion picture, and his own concert coming this fall. also he is just putting the finishing touches on an off Broadway musical entitled <B>Cacciatore and Schwartz".

I have his new CD.. VALENTINO.. TEACH ME TONIGHT,. on line on my PC, I can send it by email to you if you would be kind enough to post it on this thread.. I know everyone will enjoy it, especially our LOVELY kraven women and girls.. :) Just remember he is still just a baby, just 16 years old.. sigh

50 posted on 05/08/2005 10:42:27 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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