May 10th, 1959…mother’s day. A beautiful young wife (from Ireland) and her movie star handsome American husband were ready to welcome their first born into the world. At about 5:30 am (or so the story goes), this beautiful young wife became a mother for the first time to a bouncing 9 lb baby girl. The story is also told that this baby girl was born already lifting up her head because she was about a month overdue. The doctor said, “Well, Josephine, say hello to your month old newborn.” They named her Kelly (after her grandmother O’Kelly in Ireland). The rest is history. This year, her birthday falls on Mother’s Day yet again, and I have to say it makes her a little sad.
Fifi and the Food Fighters with their new album Pasta on the Wall and Bananas on the Ceiling.
To include these chart bottoming hits:
Taters in My Eye
Flip it From the Spoon
Spittin’ Pea Soup
Kaos in the Kitchen
When I was 6, I started a tradition of leaving a Maybasket every May Day on our neighbor Grace’s front door. When I was away, my mom made sure she got one. When I had kids, I taught them my tradition. Every year, without fail…Grace got a Maybasket, even when she was in the nursing home and couldn’t recognize me. This was my 2nd May Day without Grace…..and I have to say, I am feeling a bit lost. Happy May Day up in Heaven Grace.