Saturday, April 19, 2008


Just a quickie. The move is almost on us with just eleven days to go ~ so far so good, things are looking very bright from where we sit right now.

A couple of weeks ago it was Moms birthday, 82 years young, she's still man hunting! ~ I penned a few words to celebrate the occasion.

Some say their Mom is the worlds best,
Even better than all the rest.
But that’s not true for as you see
You’re the tops in our house,
Shush! don’t tell, ~ you’re privy
For that‘s between, just you and me.

Eric Valentine Mar 27/08 ©


Julie said...

Eric - all the best with your final preparations for the move. Hope it goes well. Just come back from the Lake District Very pleasant few days touring up there.

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Julie, I used to love the Lake district when I was younger.

Moving time is when you find out, just how much of a packrat one has been. :)

zirelda said...

Good luck with the move Eric. And great poem for mom. :)

Janice Thomson said...

Wishing you the best with your move Eric - you and Elizabeth take care.

Stacey said...

Dear Eric,
Awwwww, what a lovely poem for your mum,
Good luck with the last few days for yours and Elizabeths move, hope everything goes well for you both!
Best Wishes and take care!! :-)

Eric Valentine said...

Thanks a bunch Z. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you also Janice, hope we get nice weather for it. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Glad you like Stacey, can't wait to get it over with, but time will pass. Thanks for visiting. :)

Leon said...

Whose Mom Eric? Yours? I was sure I knew hold old you are which would make a woman of 82 highly unlikely to be your mom. Then again, I am less than 10 years younger than my mother-in-law. I am closer in age to her than I am to my wife. ;~) It's probably none of my business but I sometimes do get a bit nosy. On the other hand, it is good to see another post and poem from your hand.

forsythia said...

Yesterday was my Mom's 99th birthday. I am 67. She's lived with us for nearly 9 years. She pretty well takes care of herself, but I am not dealing with the daily petty annoyances too well anymore. My own grandmother had a fatal heart attack at 68, back in 1962. Her mother, 93 at the time, lived in what we used to call "a home for the aged". Great-granny called once too often, demanding that her daughter go downtown immediately to buy hairnets, corn plasters, cough drops, you name it.

I must learn to be patient.
I must learn to be patient.

Enjoy the move to your new place.

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Leon, I'm sorry I'm so hit & miss just now but better days ahead.;)

Very astute you picked up on that my friend, yes it was Elizabeths mother.

My mother had she lived would be 96 now bless her, but no matter the age, they're all the world to all of us. ~ I don't mind you being nosey. LOL :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Forsythia, sorry to hear of the situation that was your experience. Congrats to your Mom for reaching such a grand old age. :)

I always feel that life is too short and yes patience is such a much needed quality when some folks get that trying & old.

Once they're gone though we all miss them regardless of the faults. :)

Take care.. :)

samrina said...

Beautiful words..

Best of luck with your move dear friend :)

Lots of love n prayers on your way.. :)

Take care

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Eric - hope things are going well!

Just to let you know I'm in the process of moving over to WordPress.
Have enjoyed blogger, but WP has some features which make blogging easier for me. Look forward to see you when you're sorted out if you have time to drop in! The links are on

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you Samrina, all the best to you. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Julie, just a quick word, we are right on track for the movers now and I will have to catch up with everyone when it's all in the bag. :)

Have to shut down the main puter now til next week, will get in when I can somehow.. :)

Greetings to all.. :)

Stacey said...

Good evening Eric, Hope the move is going smoothly, best wishes. :)

drips of paint said...

happy birthday to mon, a few weeks late .. 87 and still strong what a blessing.

good luck to move and hope wife is well now.

take good care:))

Singing Stream said...

Good luck with your move Eric and Elizabeth! It'll be a real adventure..I love the poem Eric. :)))


zirelda said...

I hope your move went well Eric and you are comfortable in your new home.

Eric Valentine said...

Sorry to B so late.

Stacey, Tim Singing Stream and Zirelda, thank you all so much for calling in, we are slowly getting there with the sorting out. :)