Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thanks to my Mother, for being my Mom.

Many years ago, my mother gave birth to me. I am so grateful that I have such a wonderful mother. Today is my Birthday, but I must thank my mom for being my mom. She is truly wonderful.

Me in a cute swimsuit. My mom must have picked it out as I don't do frills.

My mother around 21 or so. Isn't she beautiful?

My mom and Dad. He was from Aurora, IL and she was from Tokyo, Japan. He fell in love with her when he saw her at the train/subway and spoke to her everyday in fluent Japanese. Finally, she spoke back to him and they married. They moverdto El Paso, Texas, where I was born. My brother, Nelson was born there also. My father was in the Green Beret, until he retired and went into law enforcement. My mom raised us and instilled our love of animals at a young age. She had a pet Rhode Island Red hen as a child. She had cats and also a pet peasant. She let us have all sorts of pet but drew the line at snake or spiders. However, she let a Black Widow take up residence in our kitchen window and we watched her until she looked like she wanted to have babies, so she was moved outside. I had all sort of unusual pets as a child, a coatamundi, boa, caiman, parrots, and a sloth.

I am having a Happy Birthday with my loved ones over the last few days. What a great day!

1 comment:

PipedreamFarm said...

Happy B-Day cuz.

Aurora, IL is VERY close to where I grew-up; close to where my Grandpa Harold Pagel lived and where his family still live.