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A Tribute to My Mother, Ethel D. Meyer

“A Tribute to My Mother, Ethel D. Meyer” by Joan Y. Edwards

Thank You, Mother

A Tribute to Ethel D. Meyer

Thank you
for giving me life.
for helping me through strife.

Thank you
for washing my toes and curling my hair.
for sewing my clothes to show that you care.

Thank you
for cooking hot dogs, beans, and applesauce on Monday nights. It gave Judith, Janet, Butch and me stability.

Thank you
for leading our Camp Fire Girls’ Troop because
being chosen to lead a teen discussion of “How to Add Charm to Your Personality” at Camp Fire Girl Day Camp boosted my self-confidence to 110.

Thank you
for teaching me to bake simple tasty cakes, meatloaf, and German-fried potatoes.

Thank you
for teaching me that the greatest respect you can show for yourself and others is to accept the answer “no” without hatred or  resentment.

Thank you
for teaching me the art of forgiveness
and unconditional love.

Thank you
for buying Aunt Kitty’s 1950 Plymouth for me.
I learned to treasure and take care of my old transportation and it would last until I could get a newer one.

Thank you
for instilling the wisdom of being satisfied when I did the best I could with my studies, even if I didn’t get an A, all the time.

Happy Mother’s Day! I know you’re up there in Heaven with all the other wonderful Mothers from our world since the beginning of time. Enjoy yourself  today.

Your daughter,


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