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Mother Knows…

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Mother Knows…

The Mother’s Day Special Edition of, “The At Home Show”; mom stories, gift ideas, and more!


For many of us, mom is no longer physically present.  This Sunday is the 32nd Mother’s Day since my mother’s passing.  It is hard to believe that much time has gone by.  I know this, my Mom had special powers; here’s how:


When my brother Mark and I were quite young, we decided to play with matches.  We did not ask Mom if it was okay if we did this.  We did not want to bother her.  We did so at a very discreet location; a remote area, well away from the house.  Dad had upright junipers growing in this field; we were far away from Mom’s prying eyes


We carefully took dry weeds and piled them into a hole where a plant had been dug out.  Even though we were completely out-of-sight, we failed to realize one thing: smoke rises.  Mom had noticed how quiet things were around the house; curious, she looked out the bathroom window, in the direction of a distant field…


One other detail we overlooked: smoke smells like smoke. The moment we arrived at the back door Mom met us.  She immediately inquired if we had been playing with matches.  Simultaneously, Mark and I both respondedHe said no, I said yes.  To this day, I have no idea how I said yes, but I was really glad at the time. 


There were many times where I came out on the short-end-of-the-stick, just not that time…sorry Mark!  Despite many childhood escapades, I know Mom was proud… of all 5 of us.


Saturday at 8 o’clock, Josh Cary, Michael Stephenson, Tyler Blankenship, Carrie Gant, Austin Lohin and I, will share our best stories about mom and also share some ideas to let your mom know that she’s the best!  We will also feature a special ‘house call’ from the plant doctor.  “Dr. Vanessa”, premiers our new free service, “The Doctor is In


Still stumped on what to get mom? We have “Gift Cards” in all sizes!


David Bates


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