You are listening to...
"Mama Tried"
Written by Merle Haggard
Performed here by a little band known as
The Grateful Dead
at the Philadelphia Spectrum
on April 6, 1982
(I was there!!!)
Thanks, Doug from CT, for this!

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

                   - Tenneva Jordan

Women know
The way to rear up children
(to be just)
They know a simple,
merry, tender knack
Of tying sashes,
fitting baby shoes,
And stringing pretty words that make no sense,
And kissing full sense
into empty words.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
For Mother's Day...
"Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard
I know I tested my mother.
I had to do my own thing.
Make my own mistakes.
She knew this.
She loved me, no matter what.
And I knew this.
And that is why I turned out okay.
Thank you Mom, for your strength,
trust, patience, wisdom
and unconditional love.