Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.

Friday, May 9, 2014

A tribute to my Mother

So this weekend is Mother’s Day and like a lot of daughter’s, I am motherless now. to all of you who are like me motherless remember all the good things and keep your mom alive in hearts and minds by sharing stories of them.

     My mother was an, is always in my mind. She taught me so many things about compassion, kindness and generosity. My mother had a hard life. We never had a lot of money and she had six children to clothe and feed, but we always had clothes on our backs, food on our table and loads of love. My mother loved nature and would entertain us not with expensive trips, but with long walks to see the wildflowers, spring and other nature wonders. In the summer we’d pick wild berries and flowers. We had fun and often our friends we’d join our parties as we’d bring picnics with us.  I remember my childhood as fun and love filled. I never had expensive toys or things but never wanted for anything.
      She taught us the value of hard work showing us that hard work could be rewarded with fun walks and trips that cost little.

    My mother as I said never had a lot of money but there was always in her mind enough to share with others that had even less. I remember one time she heard that someone with four children had lost all their possessions in a house fire. She gave clothes of her own and ours as well as asking us to look through our toys and find toys that we’re in good shape that we could share with them. We did so willingly and happily.

    Many of our friends found refuge at our house. They found a willing ear, a comforting voice and a place to stay if they needed. If anyone of her children needed her she was there, with advice or anything else we needed without judgement. I miss here every day, but when I hear my voice as  I give my daughter’s advice or offer them what I was taught I know that I was the luckiest of people to have a mother like mine. So even though my mother is gone I am wishing her Happy Mother's Day. I was blessed I hope you are too!
This was one of her favourite pictures when she was eighteen with her pet crow 'Doc'.
Doc could talk like parrot but that's another story.

 ©Sheilagh Lee May 9, 2014


  1. Very beautiful tribute! I love the picture you chose to go with it.

  2. that was my mom beautiful inside and out.