In no particular order, here are eleven things I learned from Mom, along with my own comments on her life lessons.
1) Travel the world.
Okay Mom, I’m with you on this one.
2) Gold jewelry is always in style.
Yeah, you’re probably right.
3) You can never have enough jewelry.
Well I might have agreed with you on this, until I found out exactly how much jewelry you actually had.
4) Garage sales are fun.
Up to a point.
5) When putting a tip on a restaurant credit card bill, make sure your total has no cents.
Mom, your OCD is showing.
6) Don’t wear white before Memorial Day, or after Labor Day.
Or is it the other way around? I can never remember.
7) Anything old will eventually become collectible.
8) Anything collectible will eventually become valuable.
9) Don’t throw anything out. It might become old, collectible and valuable.
No comment because when I was a child, some random kid taught me, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”
10) If you keep all your clothes forever, they will all eventually come back into style.
11) Only wear comfortable shoes.
I fought you on this one for many, many years, Mom, but you have me now!
P.S. This post is part of a Generation Fabulous blog hop honoring our mums (and all their quirks) for Mother’s Day.