From the miscellaneous drawer - Being a Mom

There was a knock on the door on Sunday, May 14, 1967 at our home in rural Illinois. Standing outside, smiling, were some ladies from my mother’s Hazel Crest church.
“It’s not often we get to do this so close to a birth date,” one said. For a moment I had to think about what was intended by that statement. Then it hit me.

The gifts they were carrying were meant to welcome the baby who had arrived just seven days prior.

In 1914, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. This year it is on May 8.

I’ve had the privilege of giving birth to two children: Nicholas and Sandra, and I’m proud of them both. Both have May birth dates.
Both are caring parents. Each has three children who are fortunate to have parents who cherish them.

And I’m a fortunate grandmother and mother because of them.

Happy Mothers Day to all our mom readers.
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In the Ely Echo of May 6, 1996, twenty years ago, the headlines were:
• Changing times creates real estate crunch: Fewer properties for sale and higher prices
• Cornish to meet in Ely in 1997
• Seven Ely lakes as seen on May Day (all were still covered in ice)
• EADA debates business park transactions
• Ely to host district Legion tournament