ten from the jar
this is my mother when i was 16
What special things did you do with your mother?
- after all the boys and girls had gone to bed mother would let me get up and help her iron. i would iron my dad's handkerchiefs. we would watch elliot ness from the UNTOUCHABLES and share a coke she had put in the freezer ahead of time. there was only one catch...i had to outlast audree when we were put to bed and most of the time i fell asleep waiting, ... "audree are you awake?"
- i liked to go back to school shopping with my mother. we would drive to Salt Lake, buy shoes and clothes at Auerbach's and then eat lunch in the basement. i would order fish and chips, or a hamburger and always a hot fudge sundae. she would give me a coin to make a wish and throw in the fountain.
- after school i would usually find my mother ironing at the big white iron-rite in the basement. she would ask me what i had for lunch and what i learned that day...or what i did. i loved visiting with my mother and told her pretty much anything that was on my mind.
- i liked to walk with my mother to 5 points shopping center. she would be pushing a stroller and we would pick up diet-rite cola and the kids would often get an ice cream cone.