Mother's Day..

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  1. willair

    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Just wondering what you have planned for the special person in your life for Sunday.

    We have our family in the morning,then I'm taking the wife for lunch at the Brisbane German club takeaway ..

    Top sunny day in Brisbane as it comes back to life.
     
  2. kierank

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    Mum has passed and is more than 50 kms away.

    Would placing flowers on her grave be considered “essential” by Qld’s female Premier and female Police Commissioner?

    Probably not.
     
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  3. Lizzie

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    From a mother's pov ... nothing much as business as usual. Might go grocery shopping and buy some cake.

    I don't do celebratory days as I think they're all a lot of consumerism ... rather enjoy every day as a mother etc
     
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    Seems legit
     
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    Same situation @kierank as has my kids mother. I wish all Mums a happy day of course but for some it no longer has relevance. Will be using the occasion to make a donation to my preferred charities. Not in their memory but using the date as a trigger to do so.
     
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  6. Pumpkin

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    My mother is overseas might get her on WhatsApp Video
    My husband's mother have passed on 5 years ago. We used to visit her graveyard on Mother's Day.
    Also might ring her 95-year old sister on Mother's Day.
    More interested to know what my son is doing with his mother....

    Did you read the Queensland Govt new ruling? Upto 5 persons can visit their mother, but not allowed to hug! :p:D:eek:
     
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  7. virgo

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    On Mother's Day, i will be calling my son to tell him:

    Hi Son, this is your Mum...and today is Mother's Day:p
    (can't blame him...he is Essential Worker:)

    (come to think of it, i do the same thing on my Birthday too!...

    hmm....so much for sons eh?:eek:...so lucky if you have daughters???:mad:
     
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    For me mothers day came early. I have seen my family this week for the first time in 9 weeks :) Last Weekend the 2 adults with 2 children visited. One child, a baby has spent a third of her life in isolation. The other a 4 year old who has always been a regular visitor started by kissing the door, the walls, the stairs etc all while declaring how much she had missed everything! It was hilarious!

    The 4 year old has been back during the week and another adult offspring has visited. Its been a great Mothers Day already:)

    For my mum in a nursing home I have organised flowers and will ring. I ring her every couple of days anyway because visiting is still not allowed.
     
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  9. geoffw

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    My daughter sent my wife a wonderful message for Mother's Day. Last Sunday.

    I had to diplomatically tell her that it was the wrong day.
     
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    Got the usual Bailey's and chocolates nomnomnom.

    Now if I could just get someone to change the cat litter and take the dogs for a walk ...
     
  11. Gockie

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    Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in PC Land!
    It's confusing because Father's Day is the first Sunday in September whereas Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May. Why don't they just both be a First Sunday?
     
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  12. geoffw

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    Or make both second Sunday.

    Mother's Day is on the second Sunday in many countries, although it's by no means universal.
    Mother's Day - Wikipedia
    (In Mexico it's on 10 May, no matter what day of the week, but this year it's today, Sunday).

    Father's Day is on the first Sunday in September in only four countries, including Australia. It's much more commonly celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
    Father's Day - Wikipedia
     
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  13. jim1964

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    Just chatted to my mum, still going at 90,albeit now in a nursing home.Looking forward to visiting her "in the next week".Thats mum in the pic,as a 10 year old.
     
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    So we were talking with our daughter for Mother's Day, and she casually remarks that they're saving for an engagement ring.
     
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    I'm getting my daughter back for a while, she lost her job, her landlady's son lost his and wants the granny flat back for him ... :)
     
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    Going by the sounds of clanging and the smell of cooked bacon, I'm guessing a cooked brunch is on it's way to our bedroom!

    Later this afternoon I'm making lemonade scones with my daughter to take over to Mums for afternoon tea. Also going to visit partner's late Mother's memorial place at the cemetery.