My mother was list maker, in her honor I have
made some lists about her.
Animals kept as family pets (mostly)
Goats (Lily and Mandy)
Too many Black Mollies
USSR (when it was the USSR)
Recording For the Blind
Stanford Medical Library
Bargain Bin (Children's Health Council)
A word to wise is sufficient.
If you want something done right, do it yourself.
It's not what you look; it's what you do that is important.
Mixing substances together can yield unexpected results.
If you are thirsty, drink water.
Avoid empty calories.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Keep everything under control.
Wear clean underwear.
Don't stay in wet clothes.
Don't turn up the heat, put on a sweater.
Turn off that light if you are not using it.
Wear comfortable shoes that you can walk or run in if need be.
Don't call children "kids", they are not baby goats.
Don't let anyone slip you a Mickey.
Things I learned from my mother.
Read to your children.
Learn the proper names of plants and animals.
Get some exercise.
Eat healthy food.
Recycle whatever you can.
Embarrass your children by being yourself, it builds character, yours and theirs.
Enjoy your children's interests.
Play games with your children.
Grammar is important.
Called all young boys "son".
Referred to her drippy nose as her "English Nose".
Had big feet for her height.
Wore glasses from the age of 5.
Got in fights at school.
Was an excellent speller her whole life.
Could do math in her head her whole life.
Had a Boston terrier when young.
Referred to herself as "a little old lady in tennis shoes."
Got a ticket for driving too slow in the Mojave Desert.
She could have said "no"
When her kitchen was used to boil a dead frog so Ben could extract the bones and reconstruct the skeleton.
When her kitchen was used by Ben to make mead, honey was spilled.......
When Nick wanted to paint his room red and have one entire wall a blackboard.
When Diana wanted a horse.
When the boys wanted a BB gun.
When John decided to become a sailor.
When Diana wanted to put a "Shirley Chisholm for President" sticker on the car.
When Nick brought a rattlesnake to Thanksgiving Dinner in a Mason jar. (The snake graced the table through the meal).
To look a the moon
To look at trees, "trees are a great thing to a girl raised in New York City."
A bright pink Mohair sweater that got ripped in a bike accident.