Happy Mother's Day!
By edhat staff
It's Mother's Day! The day where we celebrate the ladies who raised us. Some moms pretend they don't need or want anything today, but don't make that mistake. Chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, or a card with a heartfelt message will suffice to make mom feel special. This year we can finally celebrate in person and get back to a traditional brunch or family dinner.
We can't forget this classic past photo of the Garden Street Dog taking care of her pups on Mother's Day.
edhat file photo
A few years ago we ran a Mother's Day-themed contest where winners received tickets to the Downtown live art and wine walk. Edhat readers sent in hilarious stories about their mothers and Ed picked the winning story that made him laugh the most. Since COVID-19 has yet again put a damper on fun contest plans, we're reprinting the winning story as it still makes Ed chuckle.
My mother, Hilde Marshall, who arrived from Germany in 1939, never quite mastered the English language. Once, for example, the police pulled her over for speeding. “Ma’am, you were doing 65 mph in a 25 mph zone.” “Bah, impossible,” she retorted. “I’ve only been driving for ten minutes!”
Another time we went to the drugstore, and I told her I needed some deodorant. The druggist asked if she wanted the spray or ball type. “No, the type for under the arms,” she explained. I was fourteen...and mortified.