Happy Birthday Mom


Happy Birthday Margaret. My Mother-In-Law turns 87 today.

“Mom” is still living in the house she was born in. Same house her entire life. Never moved out. Never moved away.

She was one of nine children. Her Mother, “Grammy”, open a one-room grocery store (1927) in what is now the living room in their three-story row home in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Grammy raised nine children, ran the store from early morning to late at night for 44 years.

Her Father, who died in his 30’s, was a shoe cobbler in the the back of the house.

“Mom” has aches and pains like most 87 year olds, an answering machine, and even a Trac Phone.

She is a devout Catholic and prays all the time, even when it doesn’t seem so.

She has shown us unconditional love, simplicity, kindness and generosity, loyalty, and love.

Mom, you amaze us with your spirit. We love you.

Happy Birthday Mom(s)

Today is my Mom’s birthday and this past Wednesday was my Step-Mom’s birthday.


Wishing you Peace in your Soul, Joy in your Spirit and Love in your Heart.

This is our Family prayer we say every day before dinner.

Like my Father, and his Father before him, I’m trying to find my way in this crazy world, and have a business on the side, just like them.

Love, your son, jeff 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Our Mother’s Day started at Church.

Today’s sermon was about an unbelievable sinner who became an unbelievable saint.

Saint Paul.

The Deacon prepared such an incredible message from the first reading, instead of the standard Gospel reading interpretation.

Afterwards, I asked him if I could please get a copy, and he gave me his original. Gracious indeed.

I plan to re-read it this week. There were some key messages. Simple too.

Make it a great Sunday, even if your Family struggles sometimes (or often) with the distance between you – physical and or emotional.

I say that because I was reminded today how much room I have to grow in some of my Family relationships.

It certainly is a two way street, so I am not feeling complete guilt. It takes two to make a relationship work.

Perhaps I can become an incredible saint, even though I often feel like an incredible sinner with some of my Family. Mostly in what I fail to do, like communicate. Ya with me?

Anyway, I better sign off for now. Peace and blessings, jeff 🙂