Some people make a big fuss over Mother’s day. I’ve seen plenty of people on street corners selling really tacky baskets, bouquets, and stuffed animals. I could have made a mint if I’d gone to the grocery store, bought flowers, and stood on a corner selling them a 200% mark-up. Of course, the downside of that plan is I would have to stand in the sun breathing exhaust fumes for the weekend. I have better things to do.
My mother does not make a big fuss over Mothers’ day. When I asked her what she wanted, she said she needed wood filler, masonry caulk, and laundry detergent. This is the same person who asked for an iron once for her birthday, as hers had died. You get really funny looks having an iron gift-wrapped.
She’s not into contrived holidays. She’s more interested in marking the passage through the year and the seasons than in cards and stuff. Fortunately, Giant Eagle had prepared planters with tomato plants, parsley, oregano, and basil, already made.