My mother is so remarkable in just about every way that my brother Robert says her example, her opinion, her thoughts on a matter just don't count (because she doesn't represent normal people). For instance, I go to Annapolis every Tuesday morning to be at a Bible study with my sister. Last Tuesday I called to tell her I wouldn't be over because my other sister wanted to do errands with me. Here is how my mom of 85 who doesn't see me very much responds: "Have a great time with Dawn honey. See you next Tuesday!"
Here is another example of how she is not like normal people. She is in great shape because she is very active dancing, walking and golfing.
Thirdly, she has been cooking and baking the noon meal for the employees of a thriving business for the last 50 years. The employees are her sons. Many family members visit her in the course of a week. Yesterday there were dozens of people visiting and eating and having a great time. As I was leaving-like in my car-she called me back because she had a gift for me-a great big container of Oil of Olay body lotion and a new scrubby thing and money for a pedicure!! I enjoyed my 90 minute drive back to my home and thought about her very attractive ways most of the way.