Editor’s Message May 2021
This month we honor Mothers and it had me reflecting on my own Mom. Some days I miss her so much it takes my breath away. She grew up during the depression in a small town in Missouri along the Merrimac River. She told me many stories of the extreme poverty that she experienced during these difficult times, and how they overcame them with faith and hard work. This past year has been difficult for so many, and while I am out in the community doing my job, I often hear her old sayings in my mind. I would like to share some of these with you today.
Sometimes both the magazine business and real estate business get hectic, and I start to rush. I hear Mom in my head, “haste makes waste.” She was right– If I slow down, I am more productive.
When I am busy, I hear Mom saying, “make hay while the sun shines.” Then, when I want to sit on the couch instead of doing my accounting, or when I procrastinate, I hear “God helps those that help themselves,” or “Do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Again, Mom is right.
My wonderful Mom with Lindsey and I many years ago.
Sometimes I hear, “But for the Grace of God go I,” and I am reminded to be grateful for my life. Thanks Mom. When I want that new Coach purse, I hear “A penny saved is a penny earned.” I have learned to be thriftier from her advice. When the computer is being slow, I hear Mom’s voice, “A watched pot never boils.” She reminds me to be more patient. I hear her voice every day, and I hope you all remember your Mom and what she taught you too. If your Mom is still alive, enjoy every moment while you can.
On page 6 read about Westbrook resident, Claudia Carr’s Mom, and a few of her favorite memories too!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Westbrook Village Moms!
P.S. Make sure to read up on the Hidden Golf Cart contest details on page 12 and congratulations to Jo Ann Oppenheimer, our winner for the April issue!