Thursday, April 24, 2014

My Mother-in-Law

Through the years, comedians and sitcoms 
 have made the
the butt of jokes,
the bundt of cakes, 
the heel of the loaf.
ba dum bum

Remember the tv show "Everybody Loves Raymond?"
Marie Barone was certainly the mother of all monster-in-laws.   
She made for funny tv….but scary real life.

Luckily for me…
my mother-in-law, Lenore, wasn't anything like Marie.
My mother-in-law never ever fit the 
mother-in-law stereotype.
Lenore was never 
interfering, overbearing, controlling, or meddling.  
She was always 
loving, fun to talk to, supportive, and complimentary.  
Even complimenting my cooking.   
Yes, can you believe it?

As far as the family tree goes…
Lenore was a Delicious red apple…
not the crab apple variety.

To our great loss...
Lenore recently passed away leaving behind
 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and mother-in-law to 5.
Her wit, gift of conversation, and beautiful blue eyes 
will be greatly missed by all of us.  
We take comfort in knowing that she is now reunited with 
her husband, the love of her life,
for all of eternity. 
And we know 
this much is true...

 theirs was a grand reunion.  


With much excitement and anticipation…
this September, I will become a mother-in-law 
and I will do everything in my power to not be like the
evil Endora on the old tv show "Bewitched."  
 Lenore with Chelsea and Austin, my future son-in-law

Thank you, Lenore, 
for being the beautiful example of what a supportive 
and loving mother-in-law looks like.  
I promise to do you justice and follow in your footsteps.
I have some big shoes to fill.
And that, 
my dear mother-in-law, 

is no joke.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Kathy! Paul's eulogy at the funeral was also so very special ~ You both did Leonore so proud! My sincere sympathies for your loss, Lyssa MacCaughey (Jude's pal)