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Thank You, Mother – A Tribute to Ethel D. Meyer

“Thank You, Mother – A Tribute to Ethel D. Meyer” by Joan Y. Edwards

lady with dish of ice cream

Ethel D. Meyer
11-29-2008 Thanksgiving with her favorite dessert – ice cream.  Copyright © 2008 Joan Y. Edwards

Thank You, Mother

A Tribute to Ethel D. Meyer

Thank you

for giving me life.

for helping me through strife.


Thank you

for washing my toes and curling my hair.

for sewing my clothes to show that you care.


Thank you

for cooking hot dogs, beans, and applesauce on Monday nights. It gave Judith, Janet, Butch and me stability.


Thank you

for leading our Camp Fire Girls’ Troop because

being chosen to lead a teen discussion of “How to Add Charm to Your Personality”

at Camp Fire Girl Day Camp boosted my self-confidence to 110.


Thank you

for teaching me to bake simple tasty cakes, meatloaf, and German-fried potatoes.

Thank you

for teaching me that the greatest respect you can show for yourself and others is to accept the answer “no” without hatred or  resentment.


Thank you

for teaching me the art of forgiveness

and unconditional love.


Thank you for buying Aunt Kitty’s 1950 Plymouth for me.

I learned to treasure and take care of my old transportation and it would last until I could get a newer one.


Thank you for instilling the wisdom of being satisfied when I did the best I could with my studies, even if I didn’t get an A, all the time.

Happy Mother’s Day! I know you’re up there in Heaven with all the other wonderful Mothers from our world since the beginning of time. Enjoy yourself  today.


Your daughter,



Thank you for reading my blog. Please leave  a comment and tell me something you are so glad that you learned from your Mother.

Celebrate you and your Mother and the lessons you taught each other.
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards



10 Responses

  1. Beverly: A great tribute to your Mom, Joanie. What I learned from my Mom is that “home” is being surrounded by those you love (and who love you, especially when you are not very lovable) no matter where the house is!


    • Dear Beverly,
      Thank you for writing. It is so cool to still be friends and in contact with you since 1954 when we both lived on Crutchfield Street in Falls Church, Virginia as teenagers. Now the lesson you learned from your Mother was a wonderful one. You’re right, sometimes we feel like we are not very lovable and family and friends who love us surround us and help us accept ourselves as we are and that we are indeed very lovable.

      Celebrate you and your compassion for others
      Never Give Up


  2. Joan,
    This was a lovely tribute to your mom. I enjoyed reading it.

    From my mom, I learned that if I tried my hardest but still needed help, she would be there for me.


    • Dear Linda,
      Thank you for writing. I am glad that you liked my tribute to Mother. I admire that your Mother taught you that she will be there to help you if you still need help when you have tried your very best.

      Celebrate you and your love of family.
      Never Give Up


  3. Dear Joan what a lovely way to pay tribute to your Mother! A beautiful poem. She must be smiling down at you seeing the wonderful mom and person you have become 🙂


    • Dear Kathleen, Thank you for writing. I’m glad you enjoyed my tribute to Mother. Aww! I appreciate you saying that she is smiling down at me, seeing me. 🙂

      Celebrate you and your love and compassion for people
      Never Give Up


  4. Nice sentiments, Joan. I’m sure your children treasure you just as much. All 3 of my children, plus our daughter’s girlfriend and our son Dean’s wife sent me their love. Sarah


    • Dear Sarah,
      Thank you for writing. I am blessed with wonderful daughters, granddaughters, and grandsons. I love them very much.and they love me, too. It’s a blessing.

      Celebrate you and your love of family
      Never Give Up


  5. Just as good the second time around! She was a great lady!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Linda,
      Thank you. She helped many people during her lifetime! She was a lot of fun!

      Never Give Up


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