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

Christine Elizabeth Robinson, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences.
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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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