Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Episcia, a Mother's Day Afterword

My mother used to stand at the register at the grocery and fumble in her purse. I do that now. I've become my mother. I open my mouth and her words fall out. Dead for 33 years, she's still with me in spirit.

Just before Mother's Day, my friend of 50 years, Katherine, came to visit. Among the delightful things she brought was an Episcia plant, Mama's favorite houseplant, related to the African Violet. It bloomed by Mother's Day.


  1. This brought tears to my eyes. I am my Mother's daughter in so many ways. I cook the way she did, except for the bread thing. I feel guilty if a day goes by without doing something beyond normal household chores. I have heard her say that so many times.....

    She has been gone 22 years and I still think about her. God bless Mothers.

    Beautiful plant.

  2. It's an exceptionally pretty plant. I find myself sounding like my mother at times too. A belated happy Mother's Day to you!

  3. What a lovely plant. I had one a long, long time ago.

  4. As gld said this brought tears to my eyes also. My mom passed 5 years ago, and miss her so much each day

  5. A beautiful plant and sweet thoughts. Mothers are special people!


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