I recall one year, I did actually divvy up a bouquet of flowers, and gave half of it to my mom, though I don’t think it was for Mother’s Day. I gave them to her at church, and she was very delighted anyway. My friend who was there, deduced what I had done, but his mother was so mad at him that she didn’t get a bouquet, that he was in no position to accuse me of anything.

I asked my girls to make something for their grandmothers this year, but Lois replied “They’re your moms! You guys have to do something!” I guess she’s getting smarter now.