Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sometimes, 1,000 Words are Better

(Please click on image to enlarge)

When Aunt Ruth turned 90,  she didn’t want any gifts.   I sent a postcard asking her friends to choose 1-3 words that described her.  From those words, a cake and cupcakes were decorated with a life’s worth of words  (http://www.honeylazar.com/loving-aunt-ruth.htm), and the words were saved in a wooden box.  

This blog is all about words...words of wisdom, hope, struggle, humor, love, and yes, ingredients for great food.  I love words as much as I love images, but most of all, I loved Aunt Ruth, and so did the 165 people who came to celebrate her 90th birthday!

This Mother’s Day, let Aunt Ruth inspire you to speak words of love to your own Mother, your friend’s mother, or those who have mothered you when you needed unconditional love.

Aunt Ruth said, “Always make sure you have love in your life,” but I would add that you let those you love hear those words. 

Have a Loving Mother’s Day…Happy 94th Birthday to Aunt Ruth….

(The words  used to make the I ♥ U are from Aunt Ruth's Birthday Collection)


  1. Even if our mother is no longer with us, we can still remember with love! xo

  2. Honey, I love words too...but today I love your words most of all. Thank you for this beautiful post. It was made possible by a trio of loving hearts, yours, your mother's, and Aunt Ruth's!
    We should all be grateful. : )

  3. Marianne cake lady as seen in photoMay 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    I remember that day I made her cake and thinking how sweet all of those words were...even your word "brazen"! What an awesome lady:) xoxoxoxo

  4. AR is so proud of you...always was!

  5. My mom has passed away six years ago, but I still remember her with much love every day.
    All my love to you and Aunt Ruth!

  6. Yes, what a beautiful reminder. Sending love and hugs to you.

  7. Beautiful!! And a wonderful and inspiring reminder about remembering our moms on mother's day.

  8. Happy Birthday to Aunt Ruth! Lovely post.

  9. Happy birthday to my caring and kind Aunt Ruth!

  10. sent to me directly to be posted on the blog:

    "Happy Birthday Aunt Ruth." We love, miss, and will always remember your sweet loving spirit.
    You are simply,

    2 Good
    2 Be
    4 Gotten

    Love always,

  11. What beautiful idea, the gift of words.