She is pretty amazing. Eighty-one and still really beautiful. She is active, busy, and fun to do things with.
At Mom's knee, I learned to sew, knit, crochet, and cook. I learned about applying myself and stick-to-it-ivness. Mom instilled an appreciation for music and aesthetics in all of her five kids. Not so much by instructing us, more by setting an example. She is quite a lady: calm, soft-spoken, stoic, and, speaking of setting an example, she and my Dad have an enduring 61-year marriage.
Yes, M is for Mom - she of the sparkling hazel eyes.
One classy dame.