Saturday, May 07, 2005

Mother's Day

Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of little children.

(I was going to attribute this quote to James O'Barr, author of the graphic novel The Crow, but it is actually a quote from William Makepeace Thackeray which was subsequently quoted in The Crow. Heh. Silly me.)

I usually try to get my mom Mother's Day gifts that are at once practical and ironic. A few years ago I got her a vacuum cleaner - she wanted it, and the last one I had bought her had seen better days. More recently I got her an ironing board - she likes to iron, and this one has a lightweight but sturdy aluminum frame, as opposed to her steel beast that is over 30 years old and probably weighs over 30 pounds.

This year I got her something special, something impractical, something she had mentioned years ago (once) that she had always wanted. I won't say what it is just yet, but I'll get a photo of it once we've got it set up.

Here it is.

Grotto Posted by Hello
(Statue is 18" tall, grotto is 26" tall. Both are made of concrete, painted with special weather-resistant paints. Grotto weighs approximately one zillion pounds, and if you drop it while getting it out of your car, it breaks.)

1 comment:

anne said...

What a lovely gift!

I got my mom a coconut custard pie. And a kick in da pants! Because that's what everyone gets in the coal region.