How do you thank mom? There are many different ways – Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal
“May and June – sweet syllables, sweet names for the best two months of the garden year; Cool, misty mornings softly scorched by a hot spring sun, followed by lively afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it is time for the work to begin. “
Mother’s Day, Victoria Day weekend, Clinton Ball, old man’s tea, rodeo and dancing… all those special May events that we still have to pass up, except maybe for Mother’s Day and along. weekend (but we can’t travel everywhere). We can only expect everything to turn out well in 2022.
Mother’s Day is a celebration in honor of the mother of a family, as well as motherhood, maternal ties and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on several days in many parts of the world, in more than forty countries, most often during the months of March and May. Here in Canada, it’s May 9th of this year.
It’s a day when many of us are thinking about how to give extra recognition to our moms, especially if we are apart, while others only have memories to support us. Our mothers are no longer alive.
Often this day is extended to generations of mothers: grandmothers, great-grandmothers, mothers-in-law or mother figures. This Mother’s Day has a very long history. How can we celebrate Mother’s Day during this COVID pandemic? Maybe we need to do a little creative thinking and planning. Most moms just want to get in touch with their kids in any way they can – if not in person, then with a phone call or video chat or a card in the mail.
If you can be with your mom, give her a day off from all family chores. Someone else can take the responsibility of preparing or serving food, cleaning and cleaning the dishes, running the vacuum cleaner or doing the laundry… whatever! She’ll love you for it.
There are other wonderful ways to contact your mother:
* provide yard and garden service; give it a flowering plant or shrub.
* give him cut flowers.
* Decorate her door or porch with banners, a special sign or wreath, or a hanging basket (secretly if possible).
* bake him a cake or prepare a meal for him.
* talk to him on the phone. Add some good mom jokes.
* Make a talent show video: your kids sing or play an instrument or show their gymnastic moves.
* if you are together in the same place, organize a movie night with drinks and popcorn.
* go out for a walk or by car in the countryside. Pack a picnic to savor during a stopover.
* you don’t have to buy expensive gifts. Make something she would like like a sachet, herbal vinegar, jam, etc.
* make him a card. Include a funny story or verse or photo.
With a little thought and time, and not too much money, you can make her day so special.
“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do, not just who you are.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Orlena McColl wants people to know that she is moving forward with starting a foot nursing business and doing two days of mentoring with Colleen Thom in Kamloops in early May. Some of you will remember Colleen when she offered her foot care services here in Clinton at the Clinton Seniors’ Center. Orlena plans to set up clinics twice a week starting May 31 and appointments will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays during the day. If you’re interested and want more information, or would like to be added to her client list, email her at [email protected] or call her at (250) 267- 9395.
There is still a growing number of coronavirus cases in various parts of the province, and restrictions remain in place. We look forward to resuming meetings and fundraising and having user groups at the Seniors Center again. We all need to be patient a little longer and I urge you to get vaccinated.
Members of the Clinton Seniors Association, please mail your membership fees to me (Box 248, Clinton). Thank you!
There are no member’s birthdays to celebrate in May.
“Grow old with me! The best is still to come!”