Mother’s Day and remembering mothers

Agnes-Ashe-hand-painted-silk-scarf-Ophelia-goldMy mother is no longer with us, but, she still lives on in my memory. Of course, she was not always a mother and she had some fun times despite growing up during the war years. She was an entertaining storyteller and liked to reminisce. I remember her vivid retelling of how when she was a teenager she and a friend secretly went to a call for extras for a film and she was picked. Unfortunately, my grandfather was absolutely furious when he found out and would not allow her to take up the offer. When she was older she enjoyed amateur dramatics and particularly loved dancing. Naturally, as a teenager she liked to dress like the Hollywood stars of the day and people often remarked she reminded them of Rita Hayworth.

MotherThis will be the eighth Mother’s Day when I’ve not been planning a special lunch for her and it only seems like yesterday I was painting a silk scarf for her in her favourite colours. If she was still here today I think she’d like one of these scarves with plenty of old gold, mustard and a hint of chartreuse.

She used to joke she was a blonde in a brunette’s body. She was a spirited, golden girl with amber coloured eyes and one shade or another of blonde hair. Much missed.

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About agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.
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6 Responses to Mother’s Day and remembering mothers

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a heartfelt tribute to your mother and she really did look glamorous in the photo. Did she ever wonder what might have been if she’d been in that movie?

    • agnesashe says:

      Thank you. Actually, she very much lived in the moment, especially when she was young, and did not dwell on missed opportunities. A very different generation I think.

  2. rthepotter says:

    Yes to all that…

  3. Beautiful memories for a beautiful woman.

    • agnesashe says:

      Thank you. Initially, I didn’t believe that photo was her when I came across it until I turned it over to see her name on the back. She was very much a chameleon, but I can really see my daughter is her grandchild.

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