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Celebrating Mom This Mother’s Day

A SusanvilleStuff Feature
by Melissa Blosser

Most of us will spend this Mother’s Day honoring the woman who brought us into this world.  Whether it’s a simple phone call or a big family gathering, remembering mom each May is a way to thank her for all the things she has done and more than likely is still doing for us.

If you think back you might recall a few times when mom was the only person you could call, or she might have been the person you so desperately didn’t want to call but had to anyway, and she took it in stride.  She stood by at every sports game, county fair and every school play. She made your lunch, although you didn’t always care for what was in it or the loving affection written on a napkin tucked inside.

Being a mother is a job that is often overlooked as an actual vocation.  The job description usually entails long hours, overtime, chauffeur, cook, maid, tutor, coach, counselor, referee, nurse, financial planner and the ability to fix anything with a band aid.

The statistics on mothers has changed over the last few years with more mothers returning to the workforce to help juggle motherhood and careers. There are roughly 5 million stay-at-home moms in America and that is slightly down from 2008 pre-recession according to the United States Census Bureau.

Despite the fact that mothers might be working more, they still are responsible for their motherly duties – making work and family a balancing act.  As many of us who have mother’s who worked can remember mom coming home from work, and then working into the night with us on our homework, science project or making a last minute trip to the store because one neglected to tell her we needed 50 cup cakes, tomorrow morning, and it’s now 10:00p.m. the night before.

Take the time out to thank mom, treat her to a special meal, give her five minutes of alone time, sing her favorite song or remember her wisdom if she is no longer here.  What ever you do mom will love it, because usually the thing about moms is they love us no matter what.

This Mothers Day there are plenty of ways to appreciate mom around Susanville:

  •  The Susanville Elks are throwing a Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday, May 12th, from 8:00a.m. until noon! Bring your mom to the Elk’s Lodge for a delicious breakfast buffet, it’s a great way to do something special for the whole family. The price for brunch is $10 for each adult, $5 each for kids under 12. Mom’s over the age of 21 will receive a complimentary beverage from the bar.
  • J and J Performing Arts presents their Hollywood Vibe show this Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th, at 7:00.p.m in the Lassen College Sports Complex featuring performers and artists from all over the country.
  • Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas in the Garden starts at 10:00a.m. at Every Bloomin’ Thing. How about a beautiful rose bush that will provide color and fragrance year after year. They have many varieties and colors to choose from.
  • LCC Rodeo Fundraiser-Tickets are still available for a special May 10th Lassen College Rodeo fundraising dinner. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge and the cost is $25 a person and includes a tri-tip or chicken dinner, dessert, no-host bar, auction and dance.
  • Soroptimist International of Susanville is hosting their annual Margarita Fest this Friday night in Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. The event includes live music, a silent auction, a salsa-making contest and 10 specialty margarita tables.
  • In celebration of Landstroms Black Hills Gold’s 135 anniversary, and just in time for Mother’s Day, Leslie’s Jewelry is having a sale. All Black Hills gold is 25% off from now through May 11th.Dana Hirsche, owner of Leslie’s Jewelry says “Our store has been such a part of Landstrom’s history.  We wanted to celebrate in a big way.” They will be serving cake on May 10th and 11th to celebrate.
Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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