25 Responses to “Free Book Friday: Print book!”

  1. Zara May 11, 2007 at 2:43 PM #

    My mom’s name is Betty, short for Elizabeth. My daughter’s middle name is also after my mother, her nana. Her name is Abbey Elizabeth. My mother is an amazing Labor & Delivery nurse and a talented poet. I’m very proud to call her my mother.

    Happy Mother’s Day (in advance)!

  2. Crystal B. May 11, 2007 at 3:11 PM #

    My mom’s name is Helen. She is an amazing cook and made me cute clothes when I was growing up.

  3. trisha May 11, 2007 at 3:20 PM #

    My Mom’s name is Darlene and she has the best BS meter, my siblings and I could NEVER get one by her!

  4. Nonny May 11, 2007 at 3:35 PM #

    My mother’s name is Donna, and she’s one of those talented people who doesn’t tend to show it too much. It was her and my father who first inspired me to write; instead of reading bedtime stories from books, they made them up for my sister and I. I seem to recall them both saying that if I wanted more stories, I could make them up myself, too.

    She is also an amazing cook; give her a handful of ingredients and she’ll come up with something amazing. (Good luck getting the recipe out of her though; “Oh, just a little of this, and a little of that, and …” :P)

  5. sharon May 11, 2007 at 3:40 PM #

    My mom is no longer with us. Her name was Anne and she was an amazing writer.

  6. Rhonda Stapleton May 11, 2007 at 3:45 PM #

    My mom’s name is Pat, and she makes a turkey sound like nothing you’ve ever heard. ROFL

  7. Anna May 11, 2007 at 5:15 PM #

    My mom’s name is Patricia, Pat for short. She gave me a love of crafting and romance novels and a stubborn streak a mile wide. We do different crafts – she cross-stitches, quilts, and a variety of other things, while I pretty much crochet and knit. She prefers romantic suspense novels while I tend more toward the historicals, funny, and erotic novels. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for asking this – I tend to focus on how mom and I aren’t alike and it’s nice to be reminded how we are alike. πŸ™‚

  8. Lauren May 11, 2007 at 5:42 PM #

    My mom’s name is Linda and she’s so wonderful. I like to think she’s special all around because she always puts everyone else first – you know? When I was a kid, we didn’t have much, she and my dad rarely went out, when we went on vacations they were the kind where you had the cooler filled with food so you didn’t eat on the road a lot. She never complained. Even now when they’re more comfortable, she still puts her energy toward me, my dad or more likely, my kids.

    It takes a special person to be that selfless and my mom is the best.

    Aside from that, she can sew, cook like an ace and she still grows her own veggies every darned year.

  9. Kailana May 11, 2007 at 5:48 PM #

    My mother’s name is Cynthia and she is like my sister, just when she gets a hobby and gets good at it, she moves on to something else. Some recurring themes are gardening, cooking, she also cross stitches, knits, quilts, etc. but just when she gets good at something, off to another project. They both annoy me to be honest, hard to buy gifts for them because they have no clear cut interests. πŸ™‚

  10. Ciar Cullen May 11, 2007 at 8:27 PM #

    Oh, I want to play. My mom’s maiden name, not coincidentally, is Ciar Cullen LOL.

    She’s been called Kitty most of her life. Kitty is an old soul, full of wisdom, with some Irish Catholic guilt and angst thrown in. She’s not well now, but in her heyday, she could cut a rug. One of my earliest memories of her was sneaking down to watch the 60s cocktail parties she threw–everyone drinking “hiballs”, playing poker, and listening to Chubby Checker. In another era, she would have been a biologist or naturalist, or perhaps a painter of nature. In her life, she was the best damned secretary going. And she was selfless.

  11. Diane M. May 11, 2007 at 9:36 PM #

    My mom’s name is Jean and she gave me my love for sewing.

  12. Lori May 11, 2007 at 9:36 PM #

    My mom’s name is Penny (well, Gail, but she goes by Penny – the color of her hair – ok, the original color of her hair LOL!). Her special talent was teaching. She started out as a preschool teacher, then became a nurse, and moved on to teaching nursing.

  13. Amy S. May 11, 2007 at 10:37 PM #

    My mom’s name is Debbie and she is the best cook.

  14. BevL (QB) May 11, 2007 at 10:38 PM #

    My Mom, Lois, is addicted to baking. Cookies, pies, brownies, cakes, etc. The woman can barely go a day without baking something. Of course, that means that everyone that knows her is addicted to what she bakes! :heart:

  15. Ann May 11, 2007 at 11:26 PM #

    My mom’s name is Mary, and she gave me a love of reading. Growing up she’d let us read anything and everything. She’d never try to forbid us to read anything, although she’d frequently look at what we were reading and shake her head and say “I can’t believe your reading that.” :giggle:

  16. Little Lamb Lost May 12, 2007 at 3:12 AM #

    My Mom’s name is Wai and she has an impressive ability in making plants grow, produce phenomenally, and nursing plants others give up on back to health.

  17. Grace Draven May 12, 2007 at 8:32 AM #

    My mom’s name is Faye, and she had an extraordinary talent for cooking road kill and making it taste good. Seriously, Louisiana cooks will amaze you.

  18. Rhian May 12, 2007 at 1:02 PM #

    uh-oh – am i too late? Mom’s name is Margarete and she had an extraordinary gift for being a mom. She was a stay at home mom that raised my sis and i to be independent, self-reliant and to pursue our dreams – no matter how impossible those dreams might seem.
    My love of books comes directly from her.

  19. Jana J. Hanson May 12, 2007 at 5:07 PM #

    If I’m too late, that’s okay. It’s been very nice reading about everyone’s mothers!!

    My mother’s name was Jane (she went by her middle name). She was a high school business/office technology teacher. She was very talented in many different areas.

  20. Marianne May 12, 2007 at 6:00 PM #

    My mom is Janellen and she was a great example of how to always take care of yourself — no matter how bad things got, she pulled herself up by her bootstraps and kept going. She is my hero.

  21. ellie May 12, 2007 at 8:06 PM #

    My mom’s name was Anna and she was a fabulous cook and hostess. She could cook the most wonderful creations, bake and whip up a gourmet meal with no effort at all.

  22. Renee B May 14, 2007 at 12:06 AM #

    My moma’s name is Irene..She is great at most things, she can draw, paint, she’s a fabulous cook, a great thrift store shopper, a cancer survivor(35+ yrs), a great listener, a great friend, but most of all she’s a great moma, and I love her dearly!!!

  23. erinw May 14, 2007 at 1:28 AM #

    Mom’s name is Debra Lynn (Debbie).

    She has always been awesome with a sewing machine (a talent she did NOT pass on to her dear daughter, lol). Really, she’s great with anything “crafty.” She DID teach me to cross-stitch! πŸ˜‰

    Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of the Moms! πŸ™‚

  24. Cherie J May 16, 2007 at 4:46 PM #

    My mom’s name is Zaida and she does beautiful crafts, gardens and is a great cook.

  25. SheilaL May 17, 2007 at 2:26 PM #

    My mom’s name was Yuet, and she was really good at sewing. I miss her very much.

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