Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Mother’s Day to remember them with a smile

Mother’s Day is a hard day for me….has been since I lost my Mom all those years ago, so my guys celebrated it with me on Friday and took me out to Dinner and gave me two gift cards….Hobby Lobby and Michaels! How much better can it be???? It seems it is better if we do my Mother’s Day celebration on a different day.

So I am going to show you the women who were important Mom’s in my life:

Lois Jane Harstad

My lovely Mom Lois Jane Harstad Burgess. I just love this photo!!!! She looks so young and sweet. We had such a short time together, but she is in my heart every single day! Happy Mother’s Mom!!!!!

Josephine Gladys Reinhard 20 years old NO2

Her mother, Josephine Gladys Reinhard Harstad. I just love this photo also, the dress she has on is so very pretty, and I only knew my grandma with white, not grey but white hair. She had to be in her 20’s here.

Emma (Severson) Burgess victorian time

This is my Dad’s mom, Emma Severson Burgess. She was way ahead of her time….left her tiny town to work in the big city…Minneapolis. That is where she met my grandpa. They came back to Eau Claire to take care of her ailing father. Grandma Burgess could be harsh, but she loved us all.

RoseMary Burgess 1946

Emma’s lovely daughter and my wonderful Aunt, Rosemary Burgess Wollum.

This is a special special lady to me! I just got to be with her on my vacation and I cherish any and all time we get to have together!

And a special Mom that was there for me all those years my Mom couldn’t be….


This is my husband Wayne’s Mom, Priscilla Dean Scribner McClay.

Our first year or so was really rocky, but thru the years she was my support, my mentor and more than that my dear friend, She died 11 years ago this May….I miss her still.

Please, if you have your Mom with you still, be sure to let her know how much she means to you! I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!


  1. Beautiful pictures and it sounds like wonderful memories.

  2. You have an absolutely STUNNING blog!