Sunday, May 9, 2010


Happy Mother's Day

This was a favorite verse of Mary's. It's by George Cooper (1838-1927) called Only One Mother. Some people use just the second verses.

Only One Mother
Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather.

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.

There's no way to know what day today's featured photo was taken, but wouldn't it be nice to think of it as Mother's Day? From the age of the children, it would appear to have been taken around 1939 or 1940.

Standing in the back, from left to right, are Mary and her two sons, Leo and Paul. Centered and seated in the front is Mary's mother, Leonora (Wright) Hemminger. She is flanked by Mary's two youngest children, David and Dorothea Jean, or D. J.

If you have a copy of this picture, I'd like to get a better digital image of it. If you have other pictures you would like to share, email them to

Happy Mother's Day!

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