I first became a mother in 1984 and this was my first Mother's Day. We lived in Caledonia in the far southeastern corner of Minnesota and it looks like we celebrated in a park.
I was was my mom's first. This isn't her first mother's day photo, but we celebrated everything with a picnic in those days.
These are the other mothers in my life, my auntie and my beloved Gram. Mom and auntie gave her this Mother's Day card in the 1930s and both signed their full names in careful cursive on the back.
"Who's sweeter than honey,
More precious than money?
I wonder and wonder who?
Who's dearest to me
Of all things that be?
Why Mother dear, that's you."
Wishing you sweet memories of your own moms today and if you are a mom yourself, celebration of the most precious love bond in life.