Above is a photo of my mom and me eating ice cream on the beach in Miami, Florida over 40 years ago. I don't have a lot of photos of my mother and I eating or cooking back in the day because in those days my dad didn't take a lot of pictures. It was film and it had to be developed and it was expensive but I'm happy for the photos that were taken and survived.
Today there are so many ways to take photos and because they are digital, you can take as many photos as you like and just delete the ones that are out of focus or don't look that great. You can take pictures with an expensive single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, one of those fancy point and shoot cameras, cell phones or even your ipad. I love all the options but there is still something about my old black and white photographs that is special. I'll have to play around with my current photos and make some of them black and white and see if they look as good.
This post isn't about a recipe or a cooking technique or some creative new gadget I found on the Internet. It is about thanking my mom for being there for me all these years. My mom was a beautiful lady both in looks and personality. Growing up she was generous to everyone she met. She volunteered for everything. She took in kids from the local orphanage on weekends. She made sure all my friends were well fed when they visited our house.
I visited my mom and dad yesterday and it was a difficult visit. My mom is now 84 and not doing so well physically and she isn't remembering as much as she did the visit before. It's sad to see how quickly she's deteriorating but every once and a while I can get her to laugh and I see a glimpse of my mom of yesterday. So today I would like to say thank you to my mom for being a great mother. I wish life was a little easier on you these days but I'm happy you are still with us. I love you very much.
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers who may have found themselves on my web site and cooking blog.