Remembering Adeline (My Mom) – August 29, 1915- November 28, 1989

She was my first woman friend, the connection from conception, the Great Protector against germs and nightmares.

She gave me piano lessons, and told me stories about granddad’s symphony life as easily as she orchestrated habits in the home, hot oatmeal at winter’s dawn and fresh blueberry pie in the peak of summer.

She sewed clothes for my dolls, handed out five cents for milk, a few pennies for candy, and three hundred dollars for nursing school in the late 1950’s.

She smiled through the important events in my life, made sure every rite of passage was celebrated until her last day, and the legacy was left to my sister, who mirrors mother in upholding tradition.

What is left to remember about her life before me? In old, sepia-tone photographs, she stands alone, smiling, among her somber faced family seated shoulder-to-shoulder.

Her love and laughter locked in my heart for a lifetime.

About C.E.Robinson

I'm a retired nurse practitioner as of 2013, and a full time novel writer since then. I added blogger in 2014 and started the blog site Before Sundown remember what made you smile. From the beginning, I was overjoyed that Before Sundown was honored with awards, and blog tours. It kept me connected to dedicated worldwide followers, and I'm grateful for their likes, comments and reblogs of my posts. I write posts to support fellow bloggers, friends and family--their books, interests, professions and travels. Overtime, I've added excerpts from WIPs as a co-author, and a final version (2020) of the first three pages of my book, Sunset Inn - secrets come back again. Next, on to publishing. The collections of sunsets/sunrises on the Welcome page came from blogger friends all over the world. I wanted visitors to remember what made them smile Before Sundown. What better way than to offer them breathtaking sunsets or sunrises?
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17 Responses to Remembering Adeline (My Mom) – August 29, 1915- November 28, 1989

  1. megdekorne says:

    Beautiful C. E. … Thankyou !

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  2. C.E.Robinson says:

    Reblogged this on Before Sundown and commented:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers of the world.

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  3. masgautsen says:

    Beautifully writen about your mother. Have a good Mothers day weekend,

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  4. Oh, those so serious old photos; it looks like they were in pain. Your mother was such a beauty. I love that she is the only one smiling…it says a lot about her and about you .☺ Happy Mother’s Day , Christine 💕

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you, Van! Yep, really old photos and the family so serious. But, not Mom, always smiling and full of love! Happy Mother’s Day back! Have a lovely celebration with your family. Christine

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  5. How very beautiful Adeline was. Were her eyes as blue as they appear in that first photo? Thank you for sharing your memories of her, Christine.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thank you, Barbara! Mom had sort of blue/green eyes. They changed in varying light. Mine the same! She was pretty classy young and older. I have wonderful memories of her loving ways! Christine


  6. A poignant homage to your mother. Happy Mother’s Day to your mom, Adeline, and to you, as well, Christine. ❤ ❤

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  7. Such a wonder tribute, Christine, and what beautiful photos. I do love looking at old black and white photos and always wonder what they would be like in colour.

    Fresh Blueberry pie every summer, sounds just up my street. 🙂 I hope she handed you the recipe?


  8. A lovely tribute! And I can see where you got your looks from 🙂

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  9. lbeth1950 says:

    This is so wonderful. I so hope I have been half the mother my mother is. Somehow I lost you from my instant email list. I have missed you.


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