Mom has always been so strong and was always entertaining people or doing something nice for people. Mom and Dad's house was always the one family members came to when they were in from out of town on vacation. Mom always fed everyone well when you came to their house. She was an amazing cook (so was Dad).
When Mom and Dad married, she was only 17 and he was 22. They both had the same birthday and they got married on their birthday. This year on June 3rd, they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and their 82nd and 87th birthdays. Mom would always joke that she married Dad to get off the farm and he said he married her because she knew how to do the farm work. lol
Eventually, when I was a freshman in high school, they bought a small farm. Dad was able to have a few cows and chickens and pigs and horses and sheep and turkeys, etc. The one thing Mom was always responsible for when growing up was milking the cows with her older brother. She never wanted to do that again. Well, for about a year or so on that little farm, Dad had a milk cow. Mom told him she, would take care of the milk, make butter or anything else, but she would never milk that cow, even if it's udders burst. And you know what, she never did!! But she did all the rest without ever a complaint.
I have always known, no matter what, I could go to Mom and Dad with any problem. They always listened and they always tried to give good advice. I appreciate all the help they've given me and my family through all these years.
Here's a video of Mom through the years that my brother put together for her memorial service.