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

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

Before Sundown

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…

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About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson lives in southern California where the skies are sunny and the Pacific Ocean sparkles every day. Since 2013, she’s been a retired nurse practitioner turned writer, ever grateful for blog followers of her website, Before Sundown. In 2019, she started writing a historical fiction book, and by the summer of 2021 Three Years of Her Life is in the self-publishing process, nearly ready to launch.
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16 Responses to Remembering Adeline (My Mom) – August 29, 1915- November 28, 1989

  1. Wonderful tribute to your mom and great old photos.

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  2. davidprosser says:

    A fantastic tribute Christine. I love the photographs.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  3. Christine, this is well worth re-posting. It’s wonderful that you have such warm, worthwhile memories of your mother. Not to echo everyone else, but i loved the old photos. Mega-hugs my friend. 🙂

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks so much, Teagan! This is my first re-blog, and I thought why not! Remembering Mom and a Happy Mother’s Day to All. You know you’re a furry pet Mom. So, Happy Mother’s Day! I’ll share my chocolate-dipped strawberries with you (from my doggie furboyz, Sammy & Charley). Hugs infinity back! Christine

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  4. Beautiful post, Christine. It seems that your mother gave you many gifts including fer friendship.
    Happy Mothers Day

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  5. Such a beautiful tribute and your mother had beautiful qualities. I’m so thankful you had her for love and friendship xo HUGS

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  6. megdekorne says:

    Christine …your writing flows with love and goodness and my heart feels admiration for the love you and your mom share as it is eternal … Hugs and always love beautiful one

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  7. sheldonk2014 says:

    CE thank you for your like,I have been having some physical pain,it been hard to keep up with my blog I lost contact with some of my followers because of this
    Thank you for visiting
    As always Sheldon

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  8. sheldonk2014 says:

    Thank you Christine for your like ,I now have sciatica it’s been such a battle I don’t which end is up
    I love your words about your mother,it’s only been recently that I have begun to see the lite of mine
    As always Sheldon

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