Quilting May 5

Post date: May 6, 2015 1:04:56 PM

Dear Son's Chapel Volunteers,

It was such a lovely, sunny, May day... (without the forecasted rain) for 20 quilters/stitchers. YES, we had lots of lovely and fragrant May flowers for our tables. N brought delicious watermelon for lunch and we shared treasured and precious photos and mementos of our Mothers.

Two quilts came out of the frame today and M quilted a quilt at home. Two more quilt tops were sewn this week. Thank you A for the "I Quilt" button/pins and a Sunbonnet Sue/Dapper Dan quilting templates. Thank you notes were sent to J C and T G for their hard work "a'rocking" those BIG bolders!

May Quilt Report: April quilt income is $353, with 4 quilts sold and one quilt repair (by M). Quilt inventory: 20 finished quilts; 5 quilts "in progress"; and 35 quilt tops; for a total of 60 quilts! Have orders for 3 quilts. LOTS more quilts to S~E~L~L.

Son's Chapel Anniversary and Open House, May 30, Saturday, 2:00-4:00. Mark your calendars.

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you enjoy "Just a Mom?"



A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk 's office,

Was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

'What I mean is, ' explained the recorder, 'do you have a job or are you just a ..?'

'Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman. 'I'm a Mom.'

'We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, 'housewife' covers it,'

Said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself

in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.

The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, Efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like, 'Official Interrogator' or 'Town Registrar.'

'What is your occupation?' she probed.

What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out.

'I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.'

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and

looked up as though she had not heard right.

I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.

Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,

In bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest, 'just what you do in your field?'

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply,

'I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't)

in the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out).

I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)

and already have four credits (all daughters).

Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities,

(any mother care to disagree?)

and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).

But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers

and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.'

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she

completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,

I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.

Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,

(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,

testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!

And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than 'just another Mom.' Motherhood!

What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door.

Does this make grandmothers 'Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations'?

And great grandmothers 'Executive Senior Research Associates'?

Also making Aunts 'Associate Research Assistants'?

Please send this to other Moms, Grandmothers,

Aunts, Relatives and other friends...

Happy Mother's Day!