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Well tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I got to thinking (dangerous).

Mom was widowed when I was 7 (she was 26) and she raised the three of us for 7 years before remarrying. As you can imagine, it wasn’t easy. So in tribute her hard work and sacrifice, here is my homage to her weapon of choice (the fly swatter was second).

Extra long handle- for greater momentum

Knob on the end of the handle- will not slip out of even the tiredest hand

Extra body where the handle meets the business end- guaranteed not to snap off during heavy use

Flat bottomed spoon- more spoon to butt surface area

Thanks, Mom, with your help- I think I turned out alright!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 1908 days ago

This is a great post, Lew and a nice story to go with it. I am sure that your mother will get a lot of enjoyment from this spoon.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1908 days ago

Great post Lew. She will enjoy here new gift.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1908 days ago

A thoughtful gift that she will use (in one of many ways) for many years!

Your story reminds me of my cousin’s Weapon Of Choice. She raised 5 kids and bought a 5 foot rice paddle and hung it on the kitchen wall. When ever one of them (or several) got out of hand, the rice paddle came off the wall. It didn’t have to very often, as the first demonstration was pretty memorable.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 1908 days ago

LOL That is very nice Lew

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 1908 days ago

I respect a guy that publicly recognizes his mom. Wish mine was still here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 1908 days ago

My Mom had one too. Great post.

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#7 posted 1908 days ago

Great gift for the one who cares the most about you.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1908 days ago

beautiful tribute…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 1908 days ago

Every new mom should receive one of these and be trained to use it.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#10 posted 1908 days ago

glad my mom didn’t know any LJ’s like you. The cheapies she had were bad enough.

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#11 posted 1908 days ago

Just lovely. You must have some fantastic bruises, and a lot of love and learning surrounding each one :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#12 posted 1908 days ago

Nice gift to your mom.
I supposed she would never use it as weapon against your good self, coz she knew you have tools to use as the shield!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 1907 days ago

Great Lew. A nice remembrance.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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