Saturday, April 23, 2011

T is for Tammy

Berthe Morisot

A world of worry on her slim shoulders, her grandmother's hand-sewn apron tied around her slender waist, her weary smile resting on her hand, Tammy is all that and a bag of chips.
Today she has cleaned the house, stuffed a turkey, baked a pie and boiled the kettle for tea. She has made sparkling dinner conversation and she has done the dishes.
She is a manager of an important social service agency; she is the manager of her daughter's hockey team; she manages to get her kids to piano lessons, guitar lessons, ball hockey games and school. On time, with scrubbed faces, tidy hair and nice clothes.
She loves her husband, is best friends with her parents and, if you are fortunate enough to be her pal, you are one of the luckiest people on earth.
I never thought I was a lucky person.
Not until Tammy.


  1. Lovely painting and post for today's "T" word. Found you on the Challenge. Happy blogging!

  2. A wonderful tribute, I'm guessing, to someone you know. Nice job, Cathy!

  3. Happy Easter to you, and to Tammy of course.

  4. Beautiful. Friends are important and what a wonderful way to show it. Its a touching tribute. You are both lucky.

  5. What a lovely painting and warm words! I hope Tammy is a person you're lucky to know in person. :)

  6. Hi Mari! Yes, Tammy was the matron of honour in my wedding. She is a wonderful friend.

  7. Lovely tribute, Cathy :) (This is late (I'm still abroad), but I wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Easter!)

  8. Great Post, Cathy! I could use a Tammy, here in Okie. Can you send her my way?

  9. I love how you tied in her grandmother's apron to all that she is like a symbol of a home full of love and hugs.


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