Birthday wishes

and kisses! My mother is celebrating a birthday today. When I was younger I did not want to be like my mother. She was opinionated, She didn’t take crap from anyone. She was outspoken. If you made her laugh hard enough she’d piss herself and then laugh at herself.  She was sooo embarrassing.  I was young. I was stupid. Why wouldn’t I want to be a strong woman. A woman who came to a foreign country in her late teens with very little education. A woman who pulled herself up by her bootstraps and her used her intellect and her determination to get far in life. The woman who started off as a seamstress on the shop floor and ended up running the place. I hope and pray that I am EXACTLY like my mother.

Love you from the bottom of my heart.


  1. Vic
    April 14, 2008 /

    happy birthday Mrs Squidgemom’s mom!

  2. Wendy
    April 14, 2008 /

    Happy Birthday Senhora Dora!!!!

  3. byrney
    April 15, 2008 /

    Happy birthday Squidges Gran!!!!

  4. maria
    April 15, 2008 /

    yup! My mom also an immigrant.also worked in a sweatshop (for 20 years..) did the best she could with what she had.. they are pretty amazing, I say! Happy Birthday, Senora!! you did a fantastic job with your daughter as well..

  5. April 15, 2008 /

    Yeah! Happy Birthday GranSquidge! YOU ROCK!