Hello Hesperia! I want to wish all our mothers a very happy Mother's Day. I asked some of my dear friend for pictures of their now grown children when they were small. Many memories came back and what a great experience I had putting this together. We all had some tears and much laughter exchanging stories.


The Savage Family


Lois Savage told me her favorite treat for her children – Lynette, Lindel and Linzy – was popcorn and colored water. This story is still talked about. A special occasion was beef bullion and colored water. They grocery shopped every two weeks and took turns picking their favorite meal. Lois put bible verses in their lunches every day. She also found out that sometimes the kids sold their lunches to the highest bidder so they could have a hot lunch. I bet they got in trouble for that one!


The Espinosa Family


Maria Espinosa said Veronica, Angie, Armando, Gloria and Adriana love all kinds of food. They all help at the family business – Main Express Jewelry in Hesperia. Maria said her favorite time is having all of her family over at the dinner table together. She loves how they all laugh, talk and share together!


The Peters Family


I love my children – Scott (who has passed on), Shane, Shalon and Seth! I remember long ago we ate meals on our picnic table in the kitchen. I still have the table and benches. It's on our patio now. I loved going to all their games and sports events. We had lots of their friends over and I baked a lot.


A special thank you goes to Cheryl Ferrato for sharing memories with me also. She was at her daughters a few weeks ago and heard her singing a song to her children, one that she sang many years before. So touching…


We all agreed on this – long after we are gone the traditions carry on. Traditions carry values and that is what it is all about. When our children teach their children what we taught them what an honor for us – both mothers and fathers. After talking to Lois, Maria, and Cheryl I knew I had to share this with all my readers. We love our children, grandchildren, and husbands so much (Lois just lost her husband, Lin, after 52 years of marriage) and our friends mean so much to us.


I remember wondering what it would be like when the kids grew up, especially when they had disagreements, or were unhappy about something. In a blink of an eye there were graduations, college, weddings, grandchildren, etc. Value each day that you have and live your life to the fullest. Love to all of you, Charlene.