My Mother, The Glamorous Model

by Sherry Riter in Birthday,Family,Holiday,Mom

The Redhead Riter's Mother (Teresa)

After years and years of begging and prodding, my mother finally gave in…

When Mom turned fifty years old in 1994, she surprised my sister and I with updated photos of herself. We were both thrilled because truth be told, I think Mom is beautiful and defies all rules of aging and gravity. I believe she drinks a magic potion or something like formaldehyde (tissue fixative and embalming agent) each night that slows down her aging process, but she still insists it is untrue.

Mom’s genes are also very prevalent in her offspring, particularly in her granddaughter (my daughter), Alyssa. In many ways, Alyssa is exactly like Mom. Of course, they look a lot alike, but they both hate numbers, think knowing how to spell is pointless, enjoy a grilled steak more than any other food and are pleasing to the eye.

The Redhead Riter's Daughter and Mother (Teresa)

Of course, they both have big brown eyes and the same face shape. So if my sister would dye her hair blonde, the three of them would look even more much alike!!! (My sister is in the right photo, peeking around Alyssa)

The Redhead Riter's Daughter and Sister

I have always believed that Mom not only ages gracefully (see the dates on the photos for proof and compare to the 1994 photos!), but she looks elegantly glamorous. As you could tell from the photos of the dinner get together in December, Mom has a natural knack for making things beautiful, soft and elegant. That’s how I think she looks…beautiful, soft and elegant.

The Redhead Riter's Glamorous Mother (Teresa)

Mom, I feel very thankful that you have reached another birthday!

Woohoo!

Lucille Ball said, “The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” I don’t know how you stay young, Mom, because you don’t eat slowly and I just announced to everyone your age. I guess that living honestly must be the key!

Did I just discover the secret to your youthful appearance?

Happy Birthday Mom!

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.



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1 PJ January 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Hey Sunshine! Your mom does look young for her age! I 10 years her junior and I look lots older than her! She is a very attractive lady and has some very attractive offspring and a beautiful granddaughter! Ask your mom to send me the map to the foundtain of youth as long as it doesn't include eating right! LOL!

Love ya Bunches!
PJ

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2 TJ January 23, 2012 at 1:16 am

Sherry, oh my gosh! I always check your blog before I go to bed and can hardly wait to see what you will post. I was not prepared to see myself!!! I just gasp! I thank you for the lovely comments and for loving me.

I will tell you what my secret is at my 68th birthday. It is , are you ready? Here goes, it is simple! It is———- you , Audrey , Brittany and Alyssa. I have been a mother since 18, you guys fill up my heart with love and joy and pride. Even in my darkest hours, and there have been many, I close my eyes and go to the rooms in my heart where all my memories are stored and I bask in all those years of loving you, of all the love that has come form the many hugs and butterfly kisses. Never once did I ever wish for any thing more than to be your mother. Mother, what a beautiful word, I only pray I always make you girls be glad to call me that.

Thank you again, for loving me and honoring me today.

Mom

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3 Lisa January 23, 2012 at 3:06 am

Yes – your mom does not look her age. Do find out her magic potion and you could sell it all day for sure! And where is your photo in all this?

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4 Skip_D January 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

Happy Birthday to your beautiful, wonderful, glamorous mom! Such great photos – & I greatly admire how gracefully she has dispelled all efforts of time to age her! Thanks for giving us this loving view of your mother!

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5 Joan January 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

There's the Barbie doll and there should be the TJ Granny Doll! Your beautiful mother, with her gorgeous silver hair, would be the prototype for the TJ Granny Doll. Then there could be the Redhead Riter Doll, the Alyssa Doll, the Audrey Doll and the Brittany Doll.

The family of dolls would come with s book that begins like this: Once upon a time there was a family of dolls lead by the matriarch doll, TJ Granny Doll, who was an exquisitely beautiful doll and had many talents. She could sew the most beautiful things in the world — and anything she did, TJ Granny Doll did it with elegance, style and grace! But the most important thing you need to know about TJ Granny Doll is that she loves her daughters and granddaughters with all her heart and soul.

On TJ's Granny Doll's 68th birthday people wanted to know what was her secret for looking so young and beautiful? TJ Granny Doll replied, "I will tell you what my secret is at my 68th birthday. It is, are you ready? Here goes, it is simple! It is———- you, Audrey, Brittany and Alyssa. I have been a mother since 18, you guys fill up my heart with love and joy and pride. Even in my darkest hours, and there have been many, I close my eyes and go to the rooms in my heart where all my memories are stored and I bask in all those years of loving you, of all the love that has come from the many hugs and butterfly kisses. Never once did I ever wish for any thing more than to be your mother. Mother, what a beautiful word, I only pray I always make you girls be glad to call me that."

Well said TJ Granny Doll! On this your 68th birthday, I would like to wish you a very happy birthday — and may you continue to make many more new and loving memories with your beautiful family of dolls! :o)

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6 Talkin' Texan January 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

What a sweet and beautiful post! Such beautiful smiles. 🙂

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