My mom happens to live on a very nice corner in our town with a well-populated intersection. A few months ago I saw she had a sign promoting an individual running for the School Board. I asked my mom why she was voting for this individual and she stated clearly, “I’m not.” So I asked her, “Why do you have her sign in your yard then?” She said, “Her mother came by and asked if I minded if she put her sign in my yard. I didn’t mind, so it’s in my yard.” I then asked, “Well who are you voting for then?” She told me the individual and I mentioned, “ … but isn’t that his competitor?” She said, “I think so.” So I asked “Why isn’t his sign in your yard?” She said, “No one came by with his sign or asked.” So I asked her, “Can’t you just call his campaign and get a sign?” My mom replied, “No, I’m not going to do that. If they didn’t come to me, I’m not taking the time to seek his sign out. I have better things to do.”
By now none of this makes sense to me. So I mentioned, “Mom, by having her sign in your yard wouldn’t that be counter-productive towards the candidate you like?” My mom replied in an irritated tone, “Kirsten you have your own yard and you can do what you want in your yard. I have mine and I can do what I want. A very nice lady, looking out for her daughter asked if I could put her sign in my yard and I said yes. This is the end of this discussion.”
We have many conversations like this. That is why my Mom is funny and why I love her so much.
(RIP Mom- Always Loved -She also spoke several languages, left her homeland to move to the United States, fed the Homeless, showed love to everyone and was the anchor of our family.)
Don’t Forget Mother’s Day This Year May 12th of 2019