If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Off We Go ...

That time of year again - Mother's Day and the Ride of Respect 2012. I've managed to arrange an 11 am start time, and hope to meet commenter Conniesdad there (or later for a coffee if not). I'm looking forward to that.

I spent a bit of time hunting round the shops the other day, looking for a jokey gift to Anna from Bonkers Dog and Rescue Cat. I was a bit overwhelmed with all the cheesy Mothers' Day stuff, but curiously I find I am more in sympathy with it than ever before. When my own mother was alive, I was full of all the angry young man stuff about commercialisation, greedy companies cashing in on a traditional religious occasion (getting all that faux outrage on behalf of a religion I didn't share), "It's Mothering Sunday, really, you know".

Now that I don't have anyone to buy for, I realise what I prick I used to be.

If you have a mother, give her a hug today. One day, you'll wish you could.


  1. Wise words!

    And good luck. Hope the weather is kind to you.

  2. Well put, Richard. I was needing a good weep.

  3. Julia - thank you. Sunshine and showers in the end, so not too bad.

    Tcheuchter - aye, you and me both.


Comment is free, according to C P Scott, so go for it. Word verification is turned off for the time being. Play nicely.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...