Life Care Centers of America
Heidi Pino

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked residents around the country to share what they remember about their moms, and we received so many wonderful responses and stories that we are sharing in two installments. Here is the second.

“Just one good memory? There are so many. My mother was a loving mother, very patient. I was a teenager in Estonia during World War II. My mother set a very good example, ensuring that my brother and I became capable and self-sufficient adults. She was also a very peaceful person, with a strong belief in our Creator.”

Laine L., Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington

“I was 12 years old and had double pneumonia. My mother held me against her and kept me from dying.”

Hoppy G., Life Care Center of Westminster, Colorado

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“My mother and I would sit down, and she would play the piano. She had beautiful sea blue eyes. She loved keeping herself pretty and loved her composure.”

Carolyn S., La Habra Convalescent Hospital in La Habra, California

“I loved when my mother would open up and have long talks with me.”

Lavada M., Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

“When I was in grade school, I carried a lunch box, and Mother would put a note in my lunch box: ‘I love you, and have a good day. I’ll be here when you get back.’ She was always there for me.”

Betty B., La Habra Convalescent Hospital in La Habra, California

“I love my mother. She wrote books. She was a teacher. She wrote for the Historical Society of Scholastic Readers. She wrote about older cities and countries. She was a wonderful writer. She was in a wheelchair for over 25 years, and she never stopped writing.”

Marlys W., Life Care Center of Estero, Florida

“She and I loved to go shopping. She took me to the picture show. We had a great time together.”

Marie S., Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee

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“When I was 16, my friend and I were skateboarding on a hot day. We came into our house for something to drink. We put our skateboards in the foyer while we got something to drink. We came out five minutes later, stepping back into the main hallway. We were shocked and amazed. My mom was skateboarding down the length of the hallway!”

Maurice A., La Habra Convalescent Hospital in La Habra, California

“I remember her hands when she combed my hair into a ponytail. She had the most beautiful eyes. They were blue and green. My mother was loving and caring. She always put her children first.”

Deborah G., Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee

“Most of my memory is her working in the fields picking vegetables (i.e., onions, beets, carrots, radishes, potatoes). This was around the ’30s. Then we moved on with our lives as we grew up.”

Joseph Q., Life Care Center of Pueblo, Colorado

“My mother led me to Jesus. We went to Sunday school and Bible study every week. I really appreciate that my mom took time and taught me the Christian way of life. If there was anything biblical, my mom was sure to have me and her involved in it.”

Marjorie D., Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina

Ice cream stock photo

“When I would win a football game, afterward, my mother would take me out for ice cream.”

Ellis, Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

“My mother was fantastic with us children. We lived in Brooklyn. We went to the beach and the movies often. She would pick us up from school, and we would be off to have fun.”

Zafiro Z., Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie, Florida

“I loved her dearly. She was a supermom who was loving, caring and spoiled me. We were very close, and I can’t wait to see her up in heaven.”

Dorothy B., Life Care Center of Estero, Florida

“I was the oldest of six girls. Our mom was really challenged keeping us in dresses. She would take each one of us to look at the Simplicity catalog to pick out a dress pattern and material.”

Margie M., Life Care Center of Sandpoint, Idaho

“She was the most beautiful person – you would always see her with red lipstick on.”

Margie B., Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee

“My mom was like the grandma of the neighborhood. She liked to make homemade root beer and would have the kids bring their own bottles instead of collecting money for the bottles. I would get a little jealous when all the other neighborhood kids would be there and asking, ‘Is it done yet? Is it done yet?’”

Sande A., Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho

“My mother is still alive. She has a great attitude and is always there for me.”

Antonio C., Darcy Hall of Life Care in West Palm Beach, Florida

“Very protective of us because she was a single mom.”

Ruth K., Life Care Center of Sandpoint, Idaho

“Some of the things she asked me to do and then I did them. I started a prayer group for her.”

Glenn R., Life Care Center of Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Mother had a keen sense of humor and always found something to laugh at. She was a wonderful person. Everybody loved her, including my friends. She found joy every day in ordinary things. She taught me to look for the good in everybody!”

Lisbeth R., Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee

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