Thursday, March 10, 2011

Things I learned from my mom!

Today is my mom's birthday!  She would have been 70.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her, but I am SO incredibly thankful that I am her daughter.  She was a spitfire (Kimmy, thanks for that word!) and she was probably the strongest woman I've ever known. 

She went through a lot in her life, but she still lived with a smile and a laugh in her heart. 

That said, she was also ornery! I was lucky enough to go to a high school reunion with her (OK cousins, do you remember that...it was my freshman year at Tech) and I learned a lot about her (most of it she probably wished I hadn't!) Here are a few of the highlights...

1) Apparently, I look a LOT like her.  I've never had so many people walk up to me and ask if I was related to Charlotte Gosney.  I would tell them yes, I'm her daughter and their response, "Boy, do I have a story to tell you!"  Funny thing, I didn't hear the same story twice! ;-)

2) When my mom was in high school, she and the rest of the basketball team decided to ditch school to drive to Tulsa.  On the way to Tulsa, they picked up a hitchhiker and drove him to the other side of Tulsa.  Yeah, she would have knocked me into next week if I had even thought of doing that!

3) She was the basketball queen, homecoming queen and a bunch of other stuff.  I told her once that I was so jealous of all that stuff and her reply, "Don't be sissy, when you only have 6 other girls in your class, you just take turns!" (That totally cracked me up!)

4) One story I heard was the for Halloween, she and her friends would go "tipping."  What is "tipping" you ask....well, it was knocking over outhouses!  My mom...the rebel!

Here are some other things about my mom....

1) She was a tomboy!

2) She knew more about the oilfield than a lot of the men she worked with.

3) She had a GREAT laugh and a GREAT smile!

4) I learned very quickly not to brag that her spankings didn't hurt.  I did that once and the next spanking I got, she reminded me of that.  Yeah, not a fun time!

5) She HATED dresses!!!

6) She smoked like a freight train, but she did quit!  I was so proud of her!!!

7) She could cuss with the best of them! ;-) 

I could go on and on, but I'll save some more for another post!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Drew-ism's, part II

Before I get in trouble from my buddy, Mindy, I'm posting!!!!!

For your entertainment, here are some more Drew-ism's:

Drew: Momma, I need a new bike.
Me: Drew, you have a perfectly good bike, already.  Why are you wanting a new one?
Drew: Momma, I don't want a new bike, I NEED a new bike.
Me: Sorry, Drew.  It's not happening.

Drew: Momma, can I tell you something?
Me: Sure, anything...
Drew: I think the reason I'm not paying attention at school is that I had too long of a break
Me: Oh really, you don't think you could pay attention if you worked at it?
Drew: No, I think I just need to get back in the swing of school.
Me: So, what you're saying is that we will need to keep working on stuff this summer, so you don't have to get back in the swing of things when you start first grade?
Drew: Well, maybe we could take some breaks and I'll work really hard when school starts.

Should I be impressed with his reasoning skills or worried?