Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

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Mama's Tissues

An awful head cold has attached itself to me this week. I usually deal with sinus infections, however this time, just a plain old fashioned head cold. Congestion one minute, runny nose the next minute, ear ache and sore throat. No fun being sick.
Luckily, due to my love of coupons, there are boxes and boxes of tissues stacked up in the closet. Great deals can’t be passed on and head colds and stuffy/runny noses can happen at any time. Yes, I am that person who buys tissues while we are healthy.
As I have carried a box of tissues around the house all week, day and night, I remembered something very special. Amazing how something as simple as tissues can cause a fond memory.
Under the long sleeved shirt my Mama would wear, she delicately tucked two or three neatly folded tissues next to her soft wrists. She always had a tissue, just in case. I think about the last years of her life, sitting in a wheelchair, and laying the tissues on her lap. She folded them to have perfect creases and tucked them under her sleeve.
Is that the real reason  I buy so many tissues? Special memories of my Mama. She went to Heaven on February 5, 2013, one week before her 92nd birthday. Mama and Daddy gave me a wonderful, blessed life and I miss them both dearly.
A smile comes across my face every time I see a box of tissues and I think of Mama. Thank you God for special memories.

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 23:12h, 11 February Reply

    Aw…lovely tribute to your mother, Mimi. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 23:16h, 11 February Reply

      Thank you. I feel much better. 🙂 Thank you for reading my blog and commenting.

      • Jill Weatherholt
        Posted at 00:49h, 12 February Reply

        I’m happy you’re feeling better. Sinus issues are the worst.

  • June Foster
    Posted at 00:02h, 12 February Reply

    Melissa, what a precious memory. I can remember others who would tuck a Kleenex or two in their shirt sleeves. I hope you’re feeling better.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 00:12h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you June, for reading and commenting. I am feeling better. 🙂

  • RobbyeFaye
    Posted at 00:17h, 12 February Reply

    What a sweet memory.
    Praying you are feeling better.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 00:21h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you for your prayers. I am feeling much better. 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting, too. 🙂

      • RobbyeFaye
        Posted at 00:30h, 12 February Reply

        So glad to hear you are feeling better. Head colds are a bear!
        I enjoy your blog! 🙂
        Thanks for stopping by mine, too.

  • authoramheath
    Posted at 00:49h, 12 February Reply

    That’s so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 00:52h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you for reading the blog and commenting. 🙂

  • Christine
    Posted at 01:04h, 12 February Reply

    What a sweet memory. Glad you’re starting to feel better!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 01:08h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you. I have lots more energy today. Thanks for reading and commenting on the blog. 🙂

  • Tina Rice
    Posted at 01:36h, 12 February Reply

    What special memories. So glad you are starting to feel better.
    Blessings, Tina

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 01:53h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you Tina. I don’t like being sick.:-) Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. 🙂

  • Not so COOL, calm and collected
    Posted at 04:05h, 12 February Reply

    This is so sweet. Memories are so precious!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 12:28h, 12 February Reply

      Yes, memories are very precious. Thank you for reading and commenting on the blog. 🙂

  • Cristina
    Posted at 11:31h, 13 February Reply

    Your post brought tears to my eyes as I remember my beloved Spanish grandmother and how she used to do the same as your mum only that she used pretty hankies.
    Hope you are feeling better and thank you so much for visiting my blog.
    God Bless

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 11:41h, 13 February Reply

      Thank you for sharing sweet memories of your Grandmother. Thank you for reading and commenting on the blog. Blessings. 🙂

  • Lori Sherwood
    Posted at 17:27h, 13 February Reply

    Glad you’re feeling better! Thank you for sharing the sweet memory of your mother’s tissues. It’s the little things that mean so much and miss!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 15:39h, 20 February Reply

    A special memory ❤

  • Carole Brown
    Posted at 15:46h, 03 March Reply

    My Mother did this too. Lovely memory.

  • msw blog
    Posted at 19:57h, 29 March Reply

    Hope your on the mend. My spouse has terrible allergies and I use to buy the “good” tissue but he always leave wads in his pockets and it would ruin the wash. So, I switched to handkerchiefs they remind me of my grandpa and they do much better in the wash 🙂

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