Mama never wanted any gifts for Mother's Day. She'd never ask for jewelry or extravagant things. All she wanted was her spaghetti and meatballs! Of course she loved the flowers or clothes we'd buy her, but all she really wanted was for us to be together and eat her favorite meal.
From the moment we picked her up she'd say "thank God, you're here... I'm starving." The "I'm starving" would continue until we ate. We'd talk and sing nonstop to keep her mind off the food until it was ready. She'd start a song about almost anything that we'd be talking about. It was amazing to see how she'd take the words from our conversation and put them into a song without missing a beat. But once she started, you couldn't shut her up... even when the food was finally on the table. She'd give in saying "Okay, enough singing, I'm wearing myself out, let's eat!"
|Always Making Me Laugh|
Mama's Favorite Dish
At the end of the night she'd want coffee and cake, even if she was full! She had to have her coffee and cake, it was her routine. We knew she was getting tired at the end of the night because she'd say "Oh my God, I ate like a pig, I'm exhausted now. When are you two gonna take me back?"
|Mama and her Meatball|
In memory of Mama this Mother's Day we'll have spaghetti and meatballs. We'll be thinking of Mama singing, dropping her food and not taking her back until she had her coffee and cake. It'll be the same as always... almost.
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