My Mother’s Daughter

Basking in the Sun

My mother always enjoyed spending time with me, but I think, if she was alive, she would enjoy it even more now because we'd have more shared interests than we ever had before she passed away:

  1. Gardening. My mother was an avid gardener. No plants could die under her supervision. I could never be as good at gardening as she was, but I try.
  2. Sewing. One of my favourite memories is of me falling asleep on her bed while she was sitting and sewing beside me. She sewed everything by hand!
  3. Mid-century modern furniture. I grew up in a house full of mid-century modern furniture. I believe my mother picked our pieces of furniture. She got great taste.
  4. Doctor Who. My mother watched the show when she was living in England in the 60s. She'd make Doctor Who references every now and then that I wished I'd understood, but I never watched any Doctor Who until I got to Canada.
  5. Do-it-yourself projects. My mother always said that if you want anything done right, you do it yourself. It was her mantra and it's become mine, too.
  6. The colour green. But I don't think she'd approve of the shades of green I picked for our living room walls. Too bright for her taste.

Oh, we'd have so much to talk about.

I miss her.


  1. yulini
    March 11, 2010

    Hi Fir­da, I read this post­ing yes­ter­day then today I went to pub­lic library near­by our house.. what a sur­prise when I browsed look­ing for DVD to bor­row, I found Doc­tor Who seri­al, your mama’s fav.. so I guess if you are curi­ous about it you should be able to get it from you local pub­lic library..

  2. Firda
    March 11, 2010

    The thing is, I’m not sure I want to watch the 1960 ver­sion of Doc­tor Who because the spe­cial effects would be even more laugh­able than the recent ver­sions! :D Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the recent ver­sions but the spe­cial effects are still pret­ty bad! Thanks for the thought, though. That was very nice of you. :)


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