When Mum first started having multiple hospital stays my sister and I spent many hours recalling what we had Mum had taught us. Mum laughed with us as we remembered these 'lessons'.
I shared these lessons at Mum's funeral;
There is always room for one more at the table.
Lemon juice removes mulberry stains.
Blue & green should never been seen together yet orange lipstick goes with everything.
They don’t make wooden spoons like they use to.
Better to be a snob than a slob.
To eat the tripe at dinner time cause it didn’t taste any better at breakfast.
Doesn’t matter if you live on the best street in town or on the streets we are all the same.
Family is way more than blood.
Make do, make over, mend, dolly up and recycle.
Walking is fun.
Respect is given not earned.
Never wear white shoes after dark.
There is always plenty of water in the tap.
How to keep our own counsel.
Never let anybody else define your worth.
You are entitled to your own opinion but you are not entitled to share it.
The rules of our childhood did not apply to the next generation.
Please and thank you cost nothing.
How to use a fish knife.
How to stand up for ourselves but also to pick our battles.
School bags fly on Friday afternoons.
Never leave the house without eating breaky.
If we weren’t getting into trouble we were coming out of it.
Never walk on the just washed lino.
No is a complete sentence.
Easter bunny did deliver winter pj's as well as the easter eggs.
Hard work never hurt anybody.
Whingeing about looking like nerds for wearing shirts while we were swimming didn’t get us anywhere.
And Mum was you were right about the fact that one day we would thank you for that.
Thank you for that and so much more.