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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

I love this photo of my mom as a child.

August 1957

It’s my mom’s birthday today.

She’s a private person. She’s so private that just me saying here that she’s a private person has probably embarrassed her beyond any embarrassment I have ever felt in my life. Because of this, I never talk about my mom on this blog, so you might get the impression that we don’t get along or that maybe my mom doesn’t play a part in my life at all.

That’s not the case.

August 2005

This is the best photo I have ever taken of my mom. She let me take as many photos as I wanted while she played on the swing. We went to a camping site called Camelot back in August of 2005. I took lots of photos and she followed me around until we walked into a swarm of mosquitoes. She was bit about fifteen times and she let me put Benadryl cream on the red welts. Even though we were itchy it was a good memory.

October 2005

She married this guy a few years ago.We all just call him Reed. I’m so glad she married him. I didn’t know how much I needed a daddy until the day he showed up at my house with his lawn mower in his pickup. Our lawn mower had broken and the company I had hired to take care of the lawn wasn’t able to come for another week. He mowed my lawn; wouldn’t even let me do it myself. I never had the kind of dad who would do something like that for me before.

Happy birthday, Mom!

I’m sorry I’ve embarrassed you so much, but I couldn’t let another birthday go by without the world knowing how important you are to me.



  1. Oh that was so sweet! Happy Birthday, Laura’s mom! Your daughter just made me cry.

    Comment by B. — 7/5/2007 @ 12:06 pm

  2. That photo on the swing is lovely. And she reminds me of you.

    Comment by Adria — 7/10/2007 @ 2:09 pm

  3. I love your writing about your Mom-she is beautiful in all pics. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Kathleen — 5/19/2009 @ 2:36 pm

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